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Zunum picks Safran for its electric aircraft team

Zunum Aero has selected France’s Safran Helicopter Engines to provide a new-generation engine turbine for its hybrid-to-electric airplane, due for first flight in the early 2020s. Safran’s Ardiden 3Z engine will drive the electrical generator for Zunum’s 12-seat ZA10 aircraft, supplementing the … Continue reading

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Zunum strikes deal with JetSuite for electric planes

Zunum Aero says its first hybrid-to-electric airplanes will wear the colors of JetSuite, a private aviation company that’s a partner of JetBlue Airways. Kirkland, Wash.-based Zunum Aero, which has financial backing from JetBlue Technology Ventures as well as Boeing HorizonX and the … Continue reading

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Zunum Aero builds its first electric airplane motor

Kirkland, Wash.-based Zunum Aero has reportedly started building its first prototype electric airplane motor, and plans to put an upgraded version on a test aircraft in 2019. Word of Zunum’s progress came from CEO Ashish Kumar in a Reuters interview. Get the news … Continue reading

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Zunum unveils electric plane design for 2022

Zunum Aero is fleshing out its plan to build an electric-powered airplane that could be delivered to airlines as early as 2022. To gear up for testing, the Kirkland, Wash.-based startup has added a second development center in the Chicago … Continue reading

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Zunum Aero has big plans for electric planes

Four years after its founding, Zunum Aero is finally going public with a plan to build hybrid electric airplanes that could revolutionize service to regional airports in the 2020s. “This is our coming out of stealth,” said Ashish Kumar, the founder and CEO … Continue reading

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