Airbus and SAS Study Hybrid/Electric Flying
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May 22, 2019 - by RICHARD SCHUURMAN for airinsight.com
Airbus and SAS together will study the infrastructure requirements needed for operating hybrid and full-electric aircraft. A Memorandum of Understanding was announced on May 20 in Toulouse. It covers June until late 2020.
Contrary to what the press release picture suggests there is no electric Airbus available soon, nor will SAS support a full-electric design the way easyjet is doing.
The partnership involves a joint research project where SAS and Airbus will work together to build knowledge of the opportunities and challenges regarding operations and infrastructure linked to large scale introduction of hybrid and electric aircraft in commercial traffic...