MAHEPA achievements revealed at the EASN conference

We are pleased to announce that the MAHEPA project will be part of the 11th EASN Virtual International Conference, which will take place from 1 to 3 September 2021. This year more than 380 presentations will be carried out, rounded up by 9 keynote lectures. The wide range of topics, from space technologies to hybrid-electric powertrains, as well as presentations of innovative European projects, such as MAHEPA, will definitely treat every aviation enthusiast.

We invite you to be part of innovative and intriguing presentation of MAHEPA’s greatest achievements, which will take place on September 3, 2021 in form of an online event. To board with us on the green flight into the future, we encourage you to save a spot by registering here.

You will have the opportunity to be part of the innovative research in the field of hybrid-electric and hydrogen aviation technologies and to interact with numeruous distinguished researchers and engineers from companies, such as Pipistrel Vertical Solutions, H2Fly, Compact Dynamics, and universities, such as Politecnico di Milano, TU Delft, Ulm University and University of Maribor. Many interesting experiences and knowledge gained during this very innovative research process will be unveiled, bringing imperative conclusions on what the next step for enabling greener aviation should be.

The MAHEPA project was launched in 2017 and has since successfully reached one milestone after another to achieve its ultimate goal: paving the way to greener aviation. The last four years have been focused on the design and development of two innovative hybrid-electric propulsion systems, and by September both aircraft, the Panthera and the Hy4, will have completed their first flights.

Check out the interesting topics that MAHEPA partners will present at the EASN Conference.

Time Topics Presenter
10:45 General overview of the project and its main achievements, future developments and scenarios Fabrizio Gaspari, Pipistrel
11:05 Performance modelling for hybrid-electric passenger airplanes Lorenzo Trainelli, Politecnico di Milano
11:25 Conceptual studies of hybrid-electric passenger airplanes Lorenzo Trainelli, Politecnico di Milano
11:45 Conceptual design studies of hybrid-electric aircraft featuring distributed propulsion Fabrizio Oliviero, TU DELFT
12:05 Integration of optimal mission analysis in the deisgn of a hybrid-electric aircraft Fabrizio Oliviero, TU DELFT
12:25 Electrical machines: design principles and main aspects Richard Bernauer, Compact Dynamics
14:25 Development, testing and integration of a new PMCD for a hybrid-electric aircraft Pia Hönicke, Ulm University
14:45 Experimental study on the influence of ethanol content in fuel on power and emissions of a Rotax aircraft engine Grace Neubauer, Ulm University
15:05 Safe, redundant and efficient hydrogen fuel-cell system powertrain for electric aircraft applications Josef Kallo, H2Fly
15:25 Flight tests of hybrid-electric aircraft Alberto Favier, Pipistrel
15:45 Ground infrastructure investments for operation of hybrid-electric aircraft Anita P. Brdnik, University of Maribor
16:05 Strategy for hybrid-electric short-haul air transportation Maršenka Marksel, University of Maribor