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Energy Reduction

The Power to Reduce Energy Usage

Electrical machines that convert fuel to electricity, drive fans, and power propulsors can open up new design possibilities for reducing fuel and energy usage in aviation.

How much power does electrification require?


In other words…

Based on 2019 U.S. Energy Information Administration average annual electricity consumption for a residential customer.

What are the benefits?

EAP research can improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, and decrease operational costs forpassenger aircraft. NASA is developing technology, aircraft concepts, test aircraft, and groundtest facilities to turn this idea from science fiction to reality.

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