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VoltAero Cassio 1 Hybrid-Electric Airplane Flight Test

VoltAero is validating the electric and hybrid-electric powertrains for its Cassio aircraft, utilizing the company’s Cassio 1 testbed aircraft.

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Which is equipped with two Safran ENGINeUS™ 45 electric motors installed in forward-facing positions on the wings and an aft-facing internal combustion engine.

In its full-up nine-seat version, the Cassio aircraft will utilize electric motors along with VoltAero’s proprietary aft-facing hybrid power module, which brings together an internal combustion engine and three electric motors.

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Cassio 1 is piloted by Technical Director Didier Esteyne, operating from VoltAero’s headquarters facility at the Royan-Médis Aérodrome in France.