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Honeywell’s Newest Turbogenerator Will Power Hybrid-Electric Aircraft

Honeywell announced it is developing a power source for hybrid-electric aircraft, planned for demonstration later this year.

At 280 pounds, the Honeywell 1-Megawatt generator weighs about the same as a motor scooter but delivers enough energy to power an entire neighborhood block. This generator will be combined with the Honeywell HGT1700 auxiliary power unit, currently flown on every Airbus A350 XWB, to form a turbogenerator 2.5 times more powerful than the version the company unveiled in 2019.