The goal is to achieve breakthrough innovation in the field of electric air traffic
Siemens AG and Airbus Group have signed a long-term cooperation agreement on the development of hybrid propulsion systems. Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders and Siemens AG CEO Joe Kaeser launched an aviation electrification project to complete the technical feasibility of a diverse hybrid/electric propulsion system by 2020 Sexual argumentation. The two companies will actively promote the cooperation project and form a cooperative development team of about 200 people to continue to maintain Europe's leading position in innovation and development in the field of electric aircraft.
“Electric and hybrid aircraft are one of the biggest challenges facing the industry today, with the goal of achieving zero-emission flights. In just a few short years, we and the government and industry partners have made tremendous progress in this area. Last year Our pure electric E-Fan aircraft successfully flew over the English Channel. Today we are especially grateful to the Bavarian government and the Minister of Aigner for their support.” Airbus Group CEO Thomas Enders said, “We believe Before 2030, hybrid propulsion systems can be used for passenger aircraft of less than 100 seats. We are determined to work with international partners such as Siemens to complete this exploration."
“By entering the highly innovative aerodynamic propulsion technology field, we are opening a new chapter in electric mobility. The cooperation with Airbus not only opens up new horizons for Siemens, but also allows us to achieve more disruptive innovations. "This project will be implemented under the framework of the "Innovation AG" established by Siemens last year. "As previously announced, Siemens 'Innovation Company' will work together to innovate," said Kathy, President and CEO of Siemens AG. Partners work together to lead new trends and open up future-oriented business opportunities. These partners can be internal Siemens employees, external start-ups or newly formed companies."
Hybrid propulsion systems can significantly reduce aircraft burnup and noise. The European emission target is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 75% by the year 2000 by 2050. It is difficult to achieve this goal simply by relying on conventional techniques.
Airbus Group and Siemens plan to jointly develop a variety of propulsion systems ranging from hundreds of kilowatts to more than 10 megawatts for short-range aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Medium and short-range aircraft.
As early as 2011, the two companies joined forces with the Austrian Diamond Aircraft Manufacturing Company (DiamondAircraft) to launch a hybrid aircraft. Siemens has since been working on the development of electric aircraft engines that quadruple power while maintaining the same weight.
Since the development of the E-Fan pure electric two-seat training machine in 2014, Airbus has been accumulating operational experience. This success is inseparable from the efforts of industry partners and the firm support of the French government.
The Airbus program relies on the experimental base in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen to accelerate the development of related components and system technologies based on the development of the electric aircraft system at the base.
Siemens is determined to use the hybrid aircraft propulsion system as one of its future business development directions. The two parties have agreed to carry out exclusive cooperation in selected areas. In addition, the two parties will continue to work with current partners to develop small aircraft propulsion systems of less than 20 seats.