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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

Q&A with Turbomeca CEO – Hybrid engines for helicopters

Q&A with Turbomeca CEO – Hybrid engines for helicopters

With the advent of hybrid solutions, propelling helicopter is on the threshold of a new technological breakthrough. What are the challenges for Turbomeca? Elements of response with Olivier Andries, President and CEO of Turbomeca (Safran). Context in which Turbomeca is conducting studies on the concepts of hybrid? Turbomeca a major player in the engine helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Safran Group, 13-Jan-12

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World’s first dual-motor hybrid helicopter flies

World’s first dual-motor hybrid helicopter flies

Eurocopter has successfully tested a hybrid helicopter that combines a turboshaft internal combustion engine with an electric motor for a world premiere, marking a new milestone in its innovation roadmap that opens the way for further enhancements in rotary-wing aircraft safety. For this initial breakthrough in exploring the hybrid concept, Eurocopter is using the supplemental… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 04-Oct-11