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Mon, 19 Aug 2019

Embraer Unveils Picture of Electric Aircraft Under Development

Embraer has unveiled the below picture of an aircraft it is currently developing with 100% electric propulsion technology. The prototype has a special paint scheme and is ready to receive systems and components.

The aircraft's electric motor and controller are being manufactured by WEG at the company's headquarters in JaraguŠ do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, as part of the scientific and technological cooperation agreement for jointly development of electrification technologies.

Embraer has unveiled this picture of the aircraft it is currently developing with 100% electric propulsion technology. The prototype has a special paint scheme and is ready to receive systems and components. Click to enlarge.

Advances on the project include the partnership with Parker Aerospace that will be responsible to supply the cooling system for the demonstrator aircraft.

In the forthcoming months, the companies' technical teams will continue to test the systems in the labs preparing the integration in the demonstrator aircraft for testing under real operating conditions.

A small single-engine aircraft, based on the EMB-203 Ipanema, will be used as test bed, carrying out the initial evaluation of the electrification technology.

 The first flight of the prototype is scheduled for 2020.

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