Wright Builds Megawatt-Scale Electric Engine Cell

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Skip to main content[1]April 25, 2024Wright megawatt-class electric propulsion unit

The Wright megawatt-class electric propulsion unit will drive an LF507 fan in the new test cell. Credit: Wright Electric U.S. startup Wright Electric has begun building a test cell to characterize the performance of its megawatt-scale electric propulsion systems for large commercial aircraft.

Located in Albany, New York, the facility will enable testing of fan- and propeller-based electric propulsion units. In initial...

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