The largest hybrid aircraft Ampaire 337 prepares for regional flights of

Equipment manufacturers in all ways try to minimize contamination of the environment, so in recent years, in addition to electric vehicles, saw the light of many prototypes of hybrid aircraft. Take, for example, a flying car Terrafugia - thanks to the hybrid motor, it is less air pollution, and accommodates two people. In the world there are more hybrid aircraft, and one of them is Ampaire 337 - the other day he made his first public flight and proved that almost ready for commercial use.

The largest hybrid aircraft Ampaire 337 prepares for regional flights of

The aircraft is based on the twin-engine aircraft Cessna 337 Skymaster with six passenger seats. The original was created in the distant 1950, and was used for both civilian and military purposes. In contrast, in the hybrid Ampaire 337 missing one of the two internal combustion engines - instead it has an engine with electrical power. The developers believe that this scheme will provide better efficiency of the aircraft in flight.

The largest hybrid aircraft Ampaire 337 prepares for regional flights of

The Cessna 337 Skymaster

The first flight hybrid aircraft Ampaire 337

Recently, the aircraft made its first flight, starting from the airport Californian city of Camarillo. During the test on board were the pilot and the flight engineer, who announced that the flight went perfectly. The developers intend to continue to perform test flights until August 2019, and to collect data that will help improve aircraft.

The largest hybrid aircraft Ampaire 337 prepares for regional flights of

An updated on the basis of these data, it is planned to test the prototype in Hawaii in the future. If he successfully pass the test, the company plans to release Ampaire aircraft in commercial use already in 2021. It is assumed that it will be used to carry passengers between nearby cities - flights over long distances is unlikely to be possible.

The largest hybrid aircraft Ampaire 337 prepares for regional flights of

In the future Ampaire 337 may lose its status of the largest hybrid aircraft because it can become a competitor aircraft from start Faradair Aerospace. He is already in development - it is expected that he will hold a 18 passengers, have an increased carrying capacity thanks to the triple-wing, and give a minimum of noise. Read more about it can be in our material.

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