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AML set to push ahead electric aviation

AML High Power Density Motor

AML’s electric propulsion shows more than 30% higher performance during high-volume production AML Superconductivity & Magnetics (AML), a developer of magnet-based applications, has launched an electrical machine development programme designed to produce propulsion motors for the aviation and aerospace sector. The programme is inspired by the fact that motors are the …

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The mysterious case of the disappearing electric nosewheels

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Fitting electric nosewheels to aircraft could reduce weight and improve efficiency – so where are they? Aircraft ground manoeuvring wastes energy. With gas turbines running inefficiently at minimum power while taxiing, or while just waiting for a slot, a typical A320/737 will consume 600 kgs of kerosene every day of …

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New Solar Electric Propulsion contract to help NASA reach Mars

SEP System. Source: NASA.

As part of its Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) project, NASA has initiated a contract with US aerospace and defense firm Aerojet Rocketdyne for the development of an “advanced electric propulsion system,” which would enable craft to travel further into space and aid a future manned mission to Mars. The three-year, …

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