Electric Airplane

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Electric Airplane

Electric Airplane

After creating the first parallel drive hybrid aircraft in the world, Embry-Riddle is once again pushing the limits of aviation by creating a fully electric airplane. A Diamond HK-36 aircraft is being modified to operate completely under electric propulsion. Battery systems, mission profiles, and aerodynamics are being optimized to maximize safety and flight time. This project is a gateway to the future of aviation, where emission and noise control are two of the most pertinent issues.