MAHEPA project is developing and flying two new hybrid electric powertrains to enable cleaner, quieter and more efficient aircraft propulsion. By adopting a modular approach to propulsion system components design, for the first time two variants of a serial hybrid-electric powertrains will be tested in flight: the first uses a fuel-driven generator to charge the batteries and power the electric motor, while the second relies on fuel cells to produce power enabling zero-emission flight. Data from flight tests will be used to model future operating scenarios of hybrid electric aviation paving the way towards greener aircraft.
modular and scalable
May 20, 2019On May 15th and 16th a MAHEPA Consortium meeting was...
May 6, 2019This year MAHEPA project was exhibited at the well-known E-Flight-Expo...
March 6, 2019Pipistrel Vertical Solutions had finalized the PMCD (Power Management, Control...