Electric propulsion will be standard in all aviation segments by 2050, predicts industrial giant Siemens, and the technology is already advancing faster than expected. It now expects the first electric-powered aircraft to be certified a year or more earlier than originally thought. In 2015, Siemens projected the first two- and four-seat electric aircraft would receive Part 23 type certification by 2020. “We think we will see some of the Part 23s certified in 2021. Maybe even the end ...

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