Cessna Aircraft is collaborating with Bye Energy, Inc., to design and develop an electric propulsion system for a Cessna 172 proof-of-concept (POC) aircraft. First flight of the electric-powered Skyhawk POC is expected to take place by year-end, according to the Wichita aircraft manufacturer. Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack J. Pelton said at the EAA AirVenture, “As we look at the landscape of alternative fuels for general aviation aircraft, the electric power plant offers significant ...


You must be a paid subscriber to access "Electric Skyhawk Could Fly This Year".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.