French regional-aircraft startup VoltAero has upgraded its Cassio 1 hybrid-electric propulsion testbed with motors from Safran Electrical & Power in preparation for a new phase of flight testing to begin in the second half of November. Two Safran Engineus 45 motors, producing 45 kW continuous and 70 kW maximum power, will be installed on the wing, driving tractor propellers and replacing earlier-generation motors used for initial testing. The “smart” motors feature built-in ...

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