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Air Transport News – January 29, 2020 – ATN: easyJet’s partner Wright Electric begins engine development program for 186 seat electric aircraft

Posted on January 31, 2020


ATN: easyJet’s partner Wright Electric begins engine development program for 186 seat electric aircraft

Source: easyJet

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, today welcomed the announcement by its partner Wright Electric on its engine development program for its flagship 186 seat electric aircraft, named Wright 1.

Wright is engineering electrical systems at the megawatt scale which will be necessary for commercial flight for its 186 seat electric aircraft. It is building a 1.5 MW electric motor and inverter at 3 kilovolts. These components will form the powerplant of Wright’s revolutionary Wright 1 aircraft and move towards aiming to pave the way for a future of zero emissions flight in Europe and worldwide.

Wright Electric is in discussions with BAE Systems relating to flight controls and energy management systems. Wright intends to…

 

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