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First ground test of Safran hybrid electric propulsion system

First ground test of Safran hybrid electric propulsion system

Safran has passed a major milestone in its hybrid electric propulsion roadmap with the first ground test of a distributed propulsion system. The test run took place at a Safran Helicopter Engines test facility near Pau-Pyrenees Airport, in France. In a distributed hybrid electric propulsion system for aircraft, a turbo-generator (a gas turbine driving an… Read more »

Source: Safran, 23-Jul-18