Startup XTI Aircraft Co. has switched to hybrid-electric propulsion for its planned TriFan 600 ducted-fan vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) business aircraft. Replacing twin turboshaft engines, gearboxes and driveshafts with a turbine-driven generator, batteries and motors will reduce purchase and operating costs while providing similar performance, says new CEO Bob LaBelle. XTI has teamed with electric propulsion specialist Bye Aerospace to develop the hybrid-electric system. Because of ...
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