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Integrated Aviation Systems Program

X-57 Sub-Project

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X-57 Sub-Project

NASA’s Electric Propulsion research is being demonstrated in the X-57 Sub-Project under the Flight Demonstrations and Capabilities Project.  The X-57 Sub-Project will develop, test, and integrate Distributed Electric Propulsion technologies and a novel high aspect ratio wing into a Tecnam 2006T aircraft.  The X-57 Sub-Project will demonstrate and document successful methodologies for integrating an electric propulsion system into an airframe as well as demonstrate the benefits of electric propulsion in flight.

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