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Boeing to test Hybrid-electric propulsion engine

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

Orlando, FL/Aviation News/March 18, 2022 ( and Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, will modify a Saab 340B aircraft powered by GE CT7-9B turboprop engines. The modification includes the nacelle, the engine pods under the wing and cockpit software and interface, that will analyze the plane’s performance.

The Cost

$260 million is being funded by investments from NASA, GE Aviation, Boeing and others for a period of 5 years.

GE Aviation

GE Aviation 10 years of development and tests of hybrid electric systems, motors, generators and convertors. These technologies will help save fuel and optimize engine performance. They are sustainable compatibility aviation fuels including hydrogen.


NASA’s Electric Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) project is the opportunity for GE Aviation and Boeing, to demonstrate hybrid electric propulsion is the future of commercial flight to reduce carbon emissions,” said Mohamed Ali, vice president and general manager of engineering for GE Aviation.

The megawatt-class hybrid electric engine that could power a single-aisle aircraft is one step closer to takeoff.

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