Wright Electric started its electric propulsion development program for its flagship 186-seat electric aircraft, Wright 1. The company, in an effort to achieve commercial flight capability, is engineering electrical systems at the megawatt scale by building a 1.5-MW electric motor and inverter at 3 kilovolts.

Wright intends to conduct ground tests of its motor in 2021 and flight tests in 2023. The company expects entry into service of Wright 1 in 2030.

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