Tecnam hybrid P2010 – General Aviation News
CAPUA, Italy – V Tecnam The P2010 H3PS hybrid aircraft first took to the skies on December 21, 2021, representatives of the first airline called a “milestone in green aviation.”
According to Tecnam, the P2010 H3PS is the first general aviation aircraft with a parallel hybrid configuration to take off. The quadruple aircraft operates from 104 kW Rotax The 915 IS engine combined with 30 kW Rolls-Royce an electric motor that equates to a 180-horsepower transmission.
“Although the H3PS is not intended for market purposes, our successful flight tests show that a hybrid transmission with an internal combustion engine combined with an electric motor can withstand the same payload as a traditional 180-liter internal combustion engine.
H3PS, which stands for “High Power High Scalability Aircraft Hybrid Powertrain”, is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The project, launched in 2018, has achieved its goals, said Tecnam.
“With the success of H3PS, Tecnam Aircraft and project partners have reaffirmed the potential of aircraft scaling, reducing emissions, state-of-the-art power management technology, creating a viable launch pad for future environmentally friendly aircraft models,” they added.
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