Source: Magazine Flyer
A new small gas turbine developed to power hybrid-electric flight is set to begin testing, engine maker Rolls-Royce has announced.
The engine is part of a turbogenerator system being developed for the Advanced Air Mobility market such as electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and small regional airliners up to 19 seats.
The turbogenerator system will have scalable power offerings between 500kW and 1200kW enabling extended range on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and later, as it becomes available, hydrogen. “This will open up new, longer routes than pure electric battery powered aircraft can support as of today,” said Rolls-Royce.