Electric Aircraft Propulsion and How it Works
By Taylor Alberstadt and Steve Lukas
There’s more than one way to propel an airplane.
While it’s true that most aircraft engines today run on fossil fuels like Jet A, Jet B, Avgas or diesel, many readers may be shocked (pun intended) to learn that electric technology will change the way we think about aircraft propulsion – and sooner rather than later.
Power generation and conversion are core strengths for Honeywell, and our innovative engineering teams have made enormous advances in generators in recent years. For example, we are developing a one-megawatt turbogenerator that can run on biofuel to reduce carbon emissions even further.