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CAE Teams with Piper on Electric Archer STC

Piper Aircraft and CAE have joined forces to develop a new player on the field of electric aviation: an electric Piper PA-28-181 Archer!

The partnership is formed to develop a supplemental type certificate (STC) for an electric powerplant conversion of the single-engine Piper Archer. The Swiss company H55, will supply the battery system for the STC, and Safran Electrical & Power will supply the engine. The aircraft will use the EngineUs 100 electric motor that provides a maximum of 150 kW power at takeoff and incorporates an integrated motor controller.

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CAE and Piper Parent were not yet ready to reveal a timeline for the project, only saying, “We’re not talking years.”