Environmentally friendly electric power systems for the airline industry
Escalating concern over the environmental impacts of fossil-fuel consumption, air pollution, and rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are driving worldwide demand for pure electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). This reflects an acknowledgment that electric power is essential to limiting the carbon footprint of automotive transportation.
The airline industry is undergoing a similar evolution, analyzing the cost and performance benefits of electric-powered aviation, leading to significant market expansion.
Currently at the prototyping stage, Ampaire has developed dual-powerplant architecture to enable redundancy during initial test flight scenarios for evaluation and development of techniques for dividing the power and propulsion load between the fuel and electric power sources according to payload, cruise speed, and flight-path needs.