Zunum Aero aims to reinvent regional air travel with its hybrid-electric jet

Signal of change / Zunum Aero aims to reinvent regional air travel with its hybrid-electric jet

By Munur Munuroglu / 11 Oct 2017

The hybrid-electric jets – powered by propulsion technology, are intended for regional trips under 1,000 miles and are aimed at making short-haul trips more efficient and cost-effective.

 

Seattle start-up to launch hybrid commuter plane by 2022

A Seattle-based start-up backed by Boeing and JetBlue Airways has revealed plans to launch a commuter plane that combines electric motors with a jet-fuel engine. Zunum Aero has announced it will launch a plane with a hybrid engine by 2022. The planes will be powered by two electric motors and wing-integrated battery packs, as well as a supplemental jet-fuel engine.

Sources

This signal was also spotted by Li Lin Loh:

 

Zunum Aero's electric passenger plane hopes to offer cheaper flights by 2020

Zunum Aero, a company backed by funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue's tech venture arm, has revealed its plans to create a hybrid electric aircraft designed for regional flights with plans to fly by 2020.



Resource links:

What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

Please register or log in to comment.

#signalofchange spotted by

Suggested