DELFT, The Netherlands - Maeve Aerospace, an aircraft startup backed by the Dutch government, is developing an 80-seater hybrid-electric plane as part of broader efforts within the aviation sector to reduce carbon emissions, AviationPros reports. Continue reading original article.
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18 December 2023 - According to the company, the M80 aircraft will have an expected range of 1,482 kilometers and a 40% reduction in fuel burn compared to similarly sized regional jets. While the original timeline for the Maeve 01 was to fly in 2028 and obtain certification by 2030, the changes have extended the concept phase to mid-2026, with type approval and customer deliveries now slated for 2031.
The maximum take-off weight is now set at 28.9 tons, with a maximum payload of 8.5 tons. The company aims to replace Bombardier CRJ-series jets or the De Havilland Canada Dash 8 twin-turboprop with the M80, targeting jet performance to attract interest from operators.
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