General aviation engine manufacturer Continental Aerospace Technologies has partnered with startup VerdeGo Aero to develop hybrid-electric aircraft propulsion systems based on Jet A-fueled diesel-cycle aeroengines. The engines will be used in Integrated Distributed Electric Propulsion (IDEP) systems being developed by Florida-based VerdeGo for vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft weighing up to 7,500 lb. VerdeGo is developing systems for two-three-seat aircraft with one or two ...

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