AURA AERO, an aircraft manufacturer in hybrid and electric aircraft, reports it has signed today with EDF (Electricité de France) a French multinational electric utility company, a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on future electric aviation and notably on the electric charging of aircraft.
This partnership aims to “define the charging infrastructures and means that will be required given the operational needs and rotation scenarios of electric and hybrid aircraft at airports” according to the press release.
“In the frame of this agreement, with different operational scenarios depending on aircraft size and operation type, AURA AERO and EDF will carry out a technical study to evaluate charging needs and frame an evolutive strategy over time, covering the different types of airports and airfields in Europe. Both parties are convinced that this project will interest other players with whom they could collaborate in the future, such as airport operators, territorial collectivities, airlines or professional associations.
“Another innovation presented at the show is a charging station prefiguring the superchargers of tomorrow intended for INTEGRAL E. These charging infrastructures will eventually be available in every airport and their deployment is already being prepared. IZIVIA, an EDF Group subsidiary, will mobilise its skills for the provision of these stations, which the company says are essential for the development of electric aviation.”
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