GE Aerospace is working with NASA to develop a hybrid electric demonstrator engine using a modified Passport business jet engine. “Together with NASA, GE Aerospace is doing critical research and development that could help make hybrid electric commercial flight possible,” said Arjan Hegeman, general manager of future of flight technologies at GE Aerospace. The project will embed electric motors or generators in the GE Passport high-bypass commercial turbofan with hybrid-electric components and supplement power during different phases of operations, the company said. It will conduct ongoing evaluations to inform an upcoming ground test. GE said the project hopes to advance

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