New electric motor from Siemens drives airplane
Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a mass of 50 kg, can deliver a continuous power output of about 260 kW. This is five times more than comparable drive systems. With this motor built into an Extra 330 LE a successful first public flight was made at the airport of Schwarze Heide near Dinslaken in Germany. This development makes hybrid-electric driven airplanes with four or more seats a possibility.