Europe plans to develop and test modular hybrid-electric propulsion technology using light aircraft as testbeds, but it is also studying whether the system can be scaled up to power 19- and 70-seat commercial aircraft.  Led by Slovenian electric light aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel, the four-year, €9 million ($10.4 million) Modular Hybrid Electric Propulsion Architecture (Mahepa) program is funded by the European Union (EU) under its Horizon 2020 research program.  Mahepa ...

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