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VoltAero Partners with Safran to Equip the Cassio 330 Prototype

by Global Sky Team

VoltAero Partners with Safran to Equip the Cassio 330 Prototype

VoltAero’s prototype Cassio 330 will use Safran’s ENGINeUS™ 100 smart electric motor for its electric-hybrid propulsion system.

The agreement was signed during the 2022 Farnborough Air Show.

Safran will deliver its motor before year-end in order to test the endurance of the Cassio’s electric-hybrid propulsion system.

“Cassio will benefit from the high-power density and proven technology that Safran Electrical & Power has applied in its ENGINeUS™ electric motor product line,” says Jean Botti, VoltAero’s CEO and Chief Technology Officer.

Certification for the electric motor is slated to be in mid-2023.

The electric-hybrid propulsion system will be placed in the aircraft’s aft fuselage.

“This is another success for our ENGINeUS™ range of engines, ideally positioned in the general aviation market for electric aircraft, and it represents a further step towards zero-emission airplanes,” states Bruno Bellanger, Safran Electrical & Power’s Executive Vice president and General Manager for Power division.

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