Daher Closes In On EcoPulse Hybrid-Electric Flight Test

Daher EcoPulse

A modified TBM 900, the EcoPulse features six electric motors and associated propellers on the wing.

Credit: Airbus
PARIS—Daher, in partnership with Airbus and Safran, has started flying a modified TBM 900 single-engine turboprop aimed at testing a hybrid-electric, distributed propulsion system. While the EcoPulse demonstrator has thus far only used the TBM’s original Pratt & Whitney PT6E engine, the company is...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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