Fit Checks Begin For Russian Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Demo

Russia is modifying a Yak-40 flying testbed into a hybrid-electric demonstrator.
Credit: Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects
An electrical turbogenerator has been test fitted on a Yakovlev Yak-40 flying testbed at a Siberian research institute as part of a Russian project to demonstrate hybrid-electric propulsion for short- and medium-haul airliners. The trijet Yak-40 is being modified by the Siberian Research Institute...
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