The American company Wright Electric will install its 2 MW electric propulsion system on the BAe 146 regional aircraft and plans to fly the aircraft in fully electric mode over the next three years.

The Wright Spirit will incorporate Wright’s megawatt class electric propulsion system and will be capable of carrying up to 100 passengers on hour-long flights. Wright Electric plans to convert the existing BAe 146 aircraft – a four-engine, 100-passenger aircraft originally manufactured by British Aerospace in 1983, with its all-electric propulsion system.

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