Leveraging its breadth as an aerospace supplier, United Technologies Corp. (UTC) is modifying a Bombardier Dash 8 Q100 regional aircraft into a hybrid-electric flight demonstrator and may offer the conversion commercially after the X-plane flies in 2022. UTC is projecting energy savings of at least 30%. The demonstrator is the first project to be undertaken by the new United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP) organization. The effort’s name, Project 804, comes from the ...

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