The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) will highlight hybrid and electric propulsion technology in general aviation at the Experimental Aircraft Association airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
On display at the GAMA tent, 299 in the Main Aircraft Display, will be the eSpirit, an all-electric aeroplane designed and built by the Embry-Riddle Flight Research Center, a Pipistrel Alpha Electro, the world's first all-electric production training airplane, a mock-up of the eViation all-electric airplane that was unveiled at the Paris Airshow, as well as a two-blade Bantam ultra-lightweight propeller and an electric airplane battery. Tent visitors will also be able to experience an electric flight through a Siemens Aviation interactive feature.
“It’s an exciting time in general aviation, with hybrid and electric propulsion coupled with increased automation,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “The new degrees of freedom these technologies enable when combined with the nimble design certification environment now becoming a reality, we can truly invigorate our industry.”
GAMA will also have available at its tent information about its Electric Propulsion and Innovation Committee, its new global standards developed to facilitate this technology as well as information about the Federal Aviation Administration Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) $500 incentive opportunity that expires on September 18. GAMA will also participate on a panel about the ADS-B incentive program on Wednesday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m. local time in the FAA Safety Center.
“We look forward to showcasing these emerging technologies to the general aviation community and aviation enthusiasts at AirVenture,” said Bunce. “We also invite show attendees to come to the GAMA tent so they can send a letter to their member of Congress urging legislators to oppose privatizing the U.S. air traffic control system” [ home ]