German aerospace center DLR is planning a regional-size electric propulsion flight demonstrator. The modified twin-turboprop, 19-seat Dornier 228 is scheduled to fly in 2020, supported by Bavarian state funding. News of the planned demonstrator comes as the German government has published a commitment to the sustainable development of aviation that includes prioritizing and promoting work on electric propulsion. “The technologies needed for electric and hybrid-electric flying need to ...

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