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Aeronautics

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is strategically engaged in supporting the European aeronautic industry in delivering technological solutions for the delivery of the "More Electric Aircraft" and "Hybrid Electric Aircraft".

Air travel is the fastest growing sector in transport; one billion passengers flew in, out or within Europe in 2018, with 11 million scheduled flights. This is expected to grow at a steady rate of 4% per year up until 2050, posing severe environmental and sustainability challenges.

The areas which are addressed are the delivery of the thermoelectric Ice Protection System for aircraft/rotorcraft and the development of solid state batteries for hybrid propulsion of regional and short and medium range hybrid electric airliner.

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