Raytheon Technologies announced on December 20 it has carried out a “successful first engine run of the company’s regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator”. The run, which was hosted by Raytheon business Pratt & Whitney Canada at its Quebec innovation facility, marked “a key milestone towards flight testing”, the statement claimed. Future flight demonstrations, which Raytheon hopes to stage in 2024, are to use a modified De Havilland Canada Dash 8-100 aircraft operated by Canada’s Flight Test Centre of Excellence. The propulsion system used in the test run joins a 1 MW electric motor developed by Collins Aerospace, another Raytheon company, to

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