The modern growth of electric propulsion for aviation, however, is driven by the promise of mitigating the environmental impacts of hydrocarbon burning aircraft. This includes lower gas emissions, better fuel efficiency and less noise.
While jet fuel will remain a mainstay of aviation for the near future, the prospects for electric flight are changing, with greater investment and innovation by large aviation and aerospace companies to develop both all-electric (AE) and hybrid-electric (HE) propulsion systems.
In this 4-page white paper, you will learn:
- The history of electric propulsion
- Different electric propulsion architectures including AE and HE
- Future trends in electric aviation