First flight for Diamond’s multi-engine hybrid First flight for Diamond’s multi-engine hybrid
Diamond Aircraft and Siemens have flown a jointly developed multi-engine hybrid electric aircraft.
The first flight took place on 31 October 2018 at Diamond Aircraft’s headquarters in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
The aircraft is a modified Diamond DA40 with one diesel combustion engine powering two independent electric drive systems consisting of one motor, battery and inverter each.
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