Electra completes test of hybrid eSTOL aircraft engine

Electra completes test of hybrid eSTOL aircraft engineElectra completes test of hybrid eSTOL aircraft engine, the aerospace company developing an electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft, has successfully completed a fully integrated test of the proprietary hybrid-electric propulsion system for its eSTOL aircraft. The hybrid system is being integrated into Electra’s piloted technology demonstrator aircraft, to demonstrate and test Electra’s eSTOL ultra-short takeoff and landing performance and fuel burn savings. The technology was first developed for Electra’s 9-passenger eSTOL aircraft and will later be scaled to larger aircraft. Electra’s eSTOL aircraft is designed so that hydrogen and battery-electric propulsion systems can be used in the future when those technologies are commercially viable. To

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