Wright receives US Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy Battery Award
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Wright 2023: Year of Highlights!

 
As 2023 wraps up, let's celebrate a year of achievements and breakthroughs at Wright, where we lead the charge in aircraft decarbonization.

2023 Highlights:
  • Achieved 1 MW of shaft power on the world’s most advanced aviation electric motor, later hitting 1.2 MW peak and 1.1 MW continuous power output. Read more here and here.
  • Launched an ultra-lightweight battery development program. Read more here.
  • Announced the development of lightweight, compact generators for the US Department of Defense. More on DoD generators here.
  • Completed the maiden flight of our 800 kW hybrid-electric crop duster aircraft in partnership with Axter Aerospace. Read about the flight test here.
  • Signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to conduct altitude testing at the NEAT facility. Read more here

Event highlights:
  • Paris Air Show - Wright announced the development of a 30 kW lightweight generator with the US Air Force and the achievement of 1 MW of shaft power with our electric motor-generator as well as signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA.
  • ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit - Wright’s Head of Powertrain, Dr. Colin Tschida, presented about Wright's Electric Propulsion Unit.
  • Climate Week NYC - Wright’s Founder & CEO, Jeff Engler, displayed the prototype of our 2 MW electric jet engine at Newlab’s New Climate Futures event in Brooklyn!
Dr. Tschida presenting the prototype of our 2 MW Electric Propulsion Unit at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.

 

For inquiries about applying our cutting-edge equipment to your aerospace, maritime, or ground applications, contact Jill Gottlieb at jill.gottlieb@weflywright.com.

Wright's goal is to reduce the climate impact of the aerospace industry.

Electric planes have the potential to reduce the carbon and noise footprint of the aerospace industry. Image source: https://stay-grounded.org/get-information/.
Wright is supported by DOE, NASA, and DOD.

Wright is hiring a Military Business Development/Sales Manager!

Wright is seeking a highly experienced and dynamic individual to fill the role of Military Business Development/Sales Manager. We'll write more about this in the new year, but we wanted to send the posting now in case you thought of anyone over the holiday season. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in engineering, a proven track record in business development, particularly within the aerospace and defense sectors, and an in-depth understanding of the small business military sales process. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please write Elizabeth Wallace at hiring@weflywright.com. You can visit our careers page for more information and other open roles: https://www.weflywright.com/careers.

Thank you and Happy holidays! 

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Jeff and Team Wright
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