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GARDN II Projects (2014-2019)

Development of an Electric Propulsion System to Convert Gliders for Self-Launch Operations to Reduce the Environmental Footprint




Demonstrate that electric propulsion is feasible and viable to support glider launch operations with multiple flights per hour with quick battery replacement in-between flights, develop the Canadian expertise in electric propulsion for general aviation-sized aircraft, and increase awareness for green aviation through a project that is “accessible” to Canadian citizens.