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Old November 23rd 20, 07:33 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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Default Embraer Working On Electric Cropduster, Hybrid Military Transport

Embraer Working On Electric Cropduster, Hybrid Military Transport
Russ Niles
November 22, 20201

Embraer has partnered with the Brazilian arm of Portuguese energy
company EDP to build a pure electric version of the EMB-2013 Ipanema
aerial application aircraft. The first test flight is scheduled for
early 2021. “Through EDP’s Smart division, the multinational of
Portuguese origin announced a financial contribution for the
acquisition of an energy storage and recharging technology solution
for the aircraft, with 100 percent electric propulsion …,” the company
statement said. EDP says it’s “leading a transition to a low-carbon
economy,” and that the alliance with Embraer “represents a new form of
our investment in electric mobility, helping to position Brazil as a
leading player in this market.” Meanwhile, Embraer is also taking part
in development of a hybrid-electric military transport for the
Brazilian air force.

The STOUT (Short Take-Off Utility Transport) is intended to replace
the air force’s EMB-110 Bandierante (C-95A) and EMB-120 Brasilia
(C-97) and is designed for use in the Amazon. It will have two
turboprop engines and two electric motors on its high wing and will
have a range of 1300 nautical miles. It will need about 4,000 feet of
runway and will hold up to 30 troops or 6,000 pounds of cargo