Ampaire will use the RED Aircraft AO3 series compression ignition engine for its Eco Caravan aircraft.
Regarding the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two parties, Ampaire will work on completing the aircraft’s hybrid-electric propulsion systems, whereas Red Aircraft will develop the Jet A/SAF compatible engine subsystems.
“The modern, powerful and ultra-fuel-efficient RED engines have exactly the right characteristics for the Eco Caravan’s hybrid-electric propulsion system and for many other upgrades or all-new designs we may pursue,” says Ampaire’s CEO Kevin Noertker.
This is the first in a series of electrified fixed-wing aircraft that can help reduce carbon emissions in aviation.
Ampaire recently flew the world’s longest hybrid-electric flight using its EEL demonstrator.
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