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Hybrid electric aircraft : state of the art and key electrical system challenges

Fletcher, Steven and Flynn, Marie-Claire and Jones, Catherine E. and Norman, Patrick J. (2016) Hybrid electric aircraft : state of the art and key electrical system challenges. The Transportation Electrification eNewsletter, 2016 (Sept).

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In both Europe and the USA, the aerospace sector is actively pursuing revolutionary design concepts to further improve the environmental impact of air travel. This is partly a result of increasing pressure on the industry from government and other organisations to reduce emissions , despite the continuing increase in air traffic [1] . The aggressive targets set by NASA and the EU [1, 2, 3] (e.g. the Advisory Coun cil for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe has a target of a 75% reduction in CO2 emissions and a 90% reduction of NOx emissions by 2050) cannot be achieved through marginal improvements in turbine technology or aircraft design. Rather, disruptive technologies and more innovative aircraft must be considered.