Funding secured to build hybrid jet plane – MSN

Funding secured to build hybrid jet plane – MSN

A jet plane project that could revolutionise air travel is being developed at Victoria University of Wellington.

The first hybrid-electric passenger plane is being researched by the university’s Robinson Research Institute, and it was announced on Wednesday that the project has been awarded $6.3 million over the next three years by the government’s Endeavour Fund.

All up, projects at the university have been given $29m to further their research, awarded by Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith.

By MSN

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