HYPSTAIR

Project description: We were the project coordinator in the project Development and validation of Hybrid Propulsion System for General Aviation Airplanes. The HYPSTAIR project concerns the design of components of a serial hybrid propulsion system for small aircraft. A serial hybrid propulsion system uses an electric motor to drive the propeller. To draw a path towards more environmental friendly transport, the HYPSTAIR project main scope was to design and validate serial hybrid drive components for the use in light aircraft and moreover to develop a human-machine interface (HMI) to simplify operation of a complex hybrid system.

The project objectives were focused towards five goals:

  • Definition of hybrid propulsion aircraft concept and requirements;
  • Development of hybrid system components;
  • Assessment of applicable certification regulations;
  • Development and design of the HMI for hybrid aircraft;
  • Sub-system level integration and testing of components.

The HYPSTAIR project has made the first and important step towards commercialization of hybrid aircrafts by exploring applicable certification framework for hybrid drive systems and applying them selectively in the component design and development. This approach is paving the way towards a competitive supply chain for hybrid drive components and will reduce the time to market of hybrid drive systems for light aircraft. Furthermore, by increasing fuel efficiency of hybrid and electrical components and consequently reducing travel costs, HYPSTAIR is encouraging more environmentally friendly mobility.

Project partners:

  • SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
  • UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
  • UNIVERSITA DI PISA
  • M.B. VISION DI PINUCCI MASSIMILIANO

This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement No 605305.

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Project duration

1.9.2013 – 31.8.2016

Project value

6.550.518,20 EUR

Role in the consortium

Project coordinator