A new ship will attempt to take to the skies later this decade with fascinating hybrid technology.
The French aircraft manufacturer Aura Aero has presented the final model of its hybrid air vehiclewhose name is ERA, to try revolutionize the transport of people and goods through short journeys. The world of aeronautics is as exciting as its future, and for this, dozens of companies are striving to make it even more attractive, with a growing respect for your environment and with characteristics that allow this type of vehicle to end up conquering the skies. ERA wants to take off towards new horizons and its proposal is very interesting.
The means of transport of Aura Aero is responsible with the environment and really fast
If it is about flying, surely you already know the best websites to book flights or the real reason why the planes are white. However, a new type of technology is turning the industry upside down and this WAS is one of the last exponents. We are talking about a plane which has a hybrid powertrain and with a double purpose.
A new milestone for AURA AERO. ✅
The final design of our regional electric-thrust 19-seater aircraft, ERA, is finally revealed!
The revolution of regional aviation is under way. ✈️
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— Aura Aero (@aero_aura) May 17, 2023
The ingenuity of Aura Aero is designed to carry up to 19 people on routes of a few hundred kilometers with a pilot and, in addition, it also has enough innovation on board to be able to transport merchandise autonomously. ERA’s final design includes two additional engines on each wing, with which it can reach speeds of over 500 kilometers per hour.
And it is that, although it may sound strange, the initial thought with 6 engines ended up being discarded, because later studies concluded that 8 engines smaller ones could improve the aerodynamics of the plane and therefore reduce costs and environmental impact.
We speak, in this case, of a hybrid powertrainsince the aircraft has two combustion generators and also batteries to power the engines. The company Aura Aero assures that ERA has a autonomy of 1,600 kilometers and what can reach 7,600 meters highwith which he could cross Spain in just two hours.
In addition, the French company ensures that in the 100% electric mode the aircraft has the ability to travel up to 160 kilometers and that it is capable of landing on short runways. The environmental impact, compared to conventional aircraft of a similar size, would be quite reduced, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 80%. Of course, it will have to wait until year 2029 to check if the benefits of ERA are really applicable to practice.