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Wright Electric unveils design concepts for electric aircraft
Wright Electric, a partner of European airline easyJet, recently unveiled design concepts for the Wright 1, a 186-seat electric aircraft. Wright is building a 1.5 MW electric motor and 3 kV inverter.
The company is in discussions with BAE Systems to develop flight controls and energy management systems. Wright plans to conduct ground tests in 2021, flight tests in 2023, and begin service in 2030.
Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, said, “This is another crucial step for our partner Wright Electric to move towards the introduction of commercial electric aircraft and it is exciting to see their ambitious timeline for testing and entry into service.”
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