NASA is pursuing further studies of a novel, Boeing 737-size hybrid turbo-electric powered airliner following better-than-expected performance results from initial evaluations. Turbo-electric propulsion concepts offer a potential path forward to more efficient aircraft by combining turbine engines with generators that distribute power to electrically driven propulsors. Until recently NASA has focused its studies on larger hybrid electric-powered transports such as the N3-X, a 300-seat ...

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