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The Future of

Aircraft Electrification

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resounding applause fills
an auditorium in Fort
Worth, Texas, as engineers,
researchers, and business
leaders stand in unison to celebrate
the closing keynote of another aerospace conference. Participants grab
their belongings and file out into the
street where they clamor for rides to
the airport. I hail a cab and glance at
my watch, noting that in 45 minutes,
I'm expected at a meeting in Austin-
about 200 miles away. Just then, a taxi

pulls up to the curb. I step inside, and
as soon the door closes, I'm up in the
air. Fifteen minutes later, I land in
Austin beside my car; I hop in and
head to the meeting location. I arrive
soon after, with time to spare.
Stories like this were used in the
past to paint a futuristic picture of the
transportation industry. Visionaries
would share them to entice businesses to invest in new modes of
travel that, at the time, seemed only
possible in dreams.

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Fast-forward to today, where technological breakthroughs are turning
ideas like flying taxis into reality. Aviation, for example, is making tremendous strides toward cleaner, more efficient travel, from electrical vertical
takeoff and landing (eVTOL), to hybrid-aircraft electrification, and eventually, fully electric aircraft.
Despite these advancements, businesses are obligated to make decisions
that are rooted in safety, consistency,
and scalability. So how can engineers

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