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Zunum Aero aims to reinvent regional air travel with its hybrid-electric jet

by Futures Centre, Oct 11
1 minute read

The hybrid-electric jets – powered by propulsion technology, are intended for regional trips under 1,000 miles and are aimed at making short-haul trips more efficient and cost-effective.


Seattle start-up to launch hybrid commuter plane by 2022

A Seattle-based start-up backed by Boeing and JetBlue Airways has revealed plans to launch a commuter plane that combines electric motors with a jet-fuel engine. Zunum Aero has announced it will launch a plane with a hybrid engine by 2022. The planes will be powered by two electric motors and wing-integrated battery packs, as well as a supplemental jet-fuel engine.


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