In early September, MAHEPA’s key achievements and technological developments were presented at the 11th EASN Virtual International Conference. While the MAHEPA project is slowly coming to an end, the project consortium was able to share a lot of unique knowledge gained over the last five years that will be a springboard for further development of zero-emission aircraft.
EASN was followed by Electrifly-In, the only fly-in event for electric and hybrid aircraft, where MAHEPA was presented using Hololens glasses and a tablet computer. The virtual models of Panthera and Hy4 offered a good insight into the specifications of different components of the propulsion system, which fascinated both aviation experts and the general public.
The eventful September was concluded with the European Mobility Week in Maribor, which was one of the 3000 cities participating with multiple events on the theme “Safe and healthy with sustainable mobility”. This year was a special occasion for the campaign as it celebrated its 20th anniversary. The MAHEPA project was presented at the Main Square where students from various high schools were introduced to the newly developed hybrid-electric propulsion technologies of the two MAHEPA aircraft. The interior of the innovative Panthera aircraft was presented with the help of VR glasses, which the students enthusiastically tried on.
In addition to the MAHEPA aircraft, the students were also familiarised with the production of green hydrogen and the associated possibilities for a greener and emission-free future.