Wright Plans Hybrid-Electric Demo with Axter Working with Spanish hybrid-electric light aircraft developer Axter Aerospace, U.S. startup Wright Electric plans to fly a nine-seat demonstrator in 2019 as a step toward its ultimate goal of developing a 186-seat, electric-powered narrowbody airliner. Madrid-based Axter is flying a two-seat hybrid-electric prototype, based on a Tecnam P92, and is working with Wright to convert an existing nine-seat turboprop to hybrid propulsion for flight ...

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