The American aircraft maker has launched its Ampaire 337, the largest hybrid-electric aircraft ever flown. With commercial use beckoning for 2021, it’s a step in the direction of reducing carbon footprints in the sky.
Los Angeles-based Ampaire unveiled its prototype electric-powered plane, the Ampaire 337, in a test flight above Camarillo Airport in California on June 6. Never before has a hybrid-electric aircraft this large actually taken off.
“Imagine that in just a few years you will be able to buy a ticket for a flight that is clean, quiet and inexpensive,” says Kevin Noertker, the CEO of the startup, which was launched in March 2016.