With help from the aeronautical specialist SuperOx, Russia will debut its first aircraft with an electric motor, and they will do so at the MAKS International Air and Space Salon 2021 air show to be held between July 20 and 25 in Zhukovsky, Moscow.
The incredible engine has a capacity of 500 kW (679 HP) and has since become an indispensable component for the development of future technologies for the electrification of airplanes and helicopters.
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The aircraft, called Yakolev Yak-40, had the collaboration of the Central Institute of Aviation Motors, CIAM, which announced through the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Yuri Borisv, the electric plane has been founded under the principles of superconductivity.
Likewise, CIAM CEO Mikhail Gordin stated that the project is one of the most important in modern aviation. “We create and test the technology of the future,” said the representative during the tests of the aircraft.
The approval in tests
In 2017, the investigations and advances on the Yakolev Yak-40 formally began, which were reflected during the tests carried out in February of this year, when the operation and stability of the aircraft were supervised.
The director of the National Research Center Institute N.E. (who has also been involved in the project), Andrei Dútov, said that: “Civil aviation technologies are exhausted and there is a fight for green aviation, the future of aviation, new fuels,” according to Russia Today (RT) news agency.
Dútov indicated that the program had the interest of giant companies like AirbusySiemens, alliances that would allow seeing, in the not too distant future, the implementation and circulation of fleets of 100% electric aircraft.
Written by | Osward Rubio