Safran is to provide the turbine engine for startup Zunum Aero’s ZA10 hybrid-electric small regional aircraft. Under the long-term agreement announced on Oct. 4, Safran Helicopter Engines will develop and certify a version of its 1,700-2,000-shp Ardiden 3 turboshaft to generate electrical power for the 12-seat, 700-mi.-range ZA10. The modified Ardiden 3Z will form the basis of a 500-kW turbo-generator that will supplement the aircraft’s battery packs and together they power the ...

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