EADS to wow ILA with diesel-electric hybrid helo

hybrid helo.JPGWord from Germany is that EADS Innovation Works, the corporate research and technology arm of EADS, will unveil at the ILA show in Berlin next week a full-scale mockup of a helicopter powered by an innovative two-stroke diesel engine as part of hybrid electric propulsion system for the vehicle.

The company says such a design could cut fuel burn and emissions by 50% while cutting noise with electric-only takeoffs and landings. A brochure from EADS is below.

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