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Hybrid Electric Powered Aircraft for a Sustainable Future


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This seminar aims to introduce the audience to hybrid electric powered aircraft.

Date and Time

09 October 2014 - 17:30-19:30


Derby, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Aerospace TPN.

About this event

This seminar aims to introduce the audience to hybrid electric powered aircraft. Hybrid-Electric is where most or all of the thrust is provided electrically. Clearly the latter has much broader implications for the electrical power field and indeed for air transport (as this could have a major impact on global CO2 emissions!). The subject is slowly gaining recognition in the airline industry. Essentially, the industry is aware that its growth will attract negative ‘green’ headlines and have been looking for ways to improve. NASA worked out that doing away with fuel tanks allows designers to drastically change the design of aircraft further increasing efficiency.


17:30-18:00 Registration and refreshments

18:00-18:05 Welcome and introduction (Jonathan Watson)

18:05-18:35 Drivers of Distributed Propulsion and potential gains in Propulsive efficiency (Mark Husband/ John Whurr)

18:35-19:155 Electric Power System and Technologies Required to Achieve this (Peter Malkin)

19:15-19:30 Vote of thanks/close (Jonathan Watson)


This is a free event


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