Flight Global reports that XTI Aircraft has selected GE Aviation’s Catalyst engine as the core of the hybrid-electric propulsion system for its in-development TriFan 600 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. For detailed report, go to: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/xti-selects-catalyst-engine-for-hybrid-electric-trif-459849/
Airbus presented its “Bird of Prey” concept at Royal International Air Tatoo air show at Royal Air Force Fairford this week with the goal of motivating the next generation of aeronautical engineers, underscoring how they can make a difference by applying technologies researched at the company in hybrid-electric propulsion, active control systems and advanced composite structures.
for Airbus press release of “Bird of Prey”, click here
As electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and urban air mobility (UAM) operation are under the spotlight now, the electric propulsion application in fixed wing designs are making steady progress as well. Instead of targeting the short distance inter-city UAM market as eVTOL are designed for, fixed wing electric airplanes
take the advantages of higher efficiency and longer range
to aim for the intra-city commute market. A German startup called e.SAT unveiled its Silent Air Taxi design at Aachen-Merzbrück Airfield near Aachen in Germany on June 11, 2019.
For full report of the project, please read “eFlight-Journal”. New eflight Journal is being posted as PDF for free (read & download )