Making Electric Flight a Reality: Mahepa Project Dissemination Day and Velis Electro Exhibit at Politecnico di Milano

On Monday, October 12, 2020, the La Masa Campus (buildings BL27 and BL28) will host dissemination activities of the H2020 MAHEPA (Modular Modular Approach to Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Architecture) project, together with the static display of the world's first electric aircraft type-certified ever. 

The MAHEPA (Modular Approach to Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Architecture) is a vast effort in the development and demonstration of new concepts and equipment in hybrid-electric propulsion, including aircraft design and technology scalability studies and future scenario studies.

The two aircraft being developed within this project are close to their maiden flight:

  • The hydrogen-driven Hy4 first flight is expected in a few days, on October 19, 2020.
  • The serial hybrid-electric Panthera Hybrid shall fly in January 2021.

A PoliMI Aeronautical Engineering alumnus is leading MAHEPA and will take the podium during the day.

The day program includes two seminars on the MAHEPA activities in classrooms at BL28, plus another seminar on the type certification of the Pipistrel Velis Electro.

The Velis Electro is the first electric airplane ever certified by a regulating authority in the world.

This occurred when EASA released a CS-LSA type certificate in June 2020.

A PoliMI Aerospace Engineering alumnus led the certification process at Pipistrel and will take the podium during the day as well.

In addition to the talks, attendees have the chance to visit two installations:

  • A MAHEPA stand in the BL27 ground-floor main corridor.
  • The exhibit of the Pipistrel Velis Electro aircraft, also at the BL27.

Open to Politecnico di Milano students, faculty and staff – first come, first served.
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