The HECARRUS (Hybrid ElectriC smAll commuteR aiRcraft conceptUal deSign) project, under the EU CLEAN-SKY 2 framework, focuses on the conceptual design of a small commuter aircraft utilizing a hybrid-electric propulsion system.

The main objectives of the project include:

  • Reviewing the Technological Readiness Level (TRL), identification of the primary Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and assessment on component/subcomponent level of powertrain components.
  • Integration of components at systems level, by the execution of a full design loop.
  • Aircraft conceptual design (sizing, aerodynamics, structure).
  • Demonstration of environmental and economic sustainability at mission level.