Electric aviation: Safran partners with Cuberg to develop batteries

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Saffron signed an agreement with Cuberga subsidiary of the Swedish battery manufacturer Northvoltto develop a storage system intended for the future electric and hybrid aircraft.

Safran Electrical & Power and Cuberg will combine their complementary technologies and expertise to create a high-performance propulsion energy storage system for future generations of aircraft», announced yesterday the French aeronautical engine manufacturer in a press release. “Cuberg, a highly vertically integrated battery supplier, will manufacture and supply rechargeable aviation battery systems based on its own lithium metal cells, modules and packs, while Safran Electrical & Power will develop energy storage systems by managing the system design, high voltage protection components, integration, certification and in-service support“.

This announcement comes at a time when the entire global aeronautical industry is engaged in a race for decarbonization, which will involve, initially for small-scale electric aircraft, the electrification of powertrains. For the largest and longest-range devices, fuels of non-fossil origin should constitute a solution towards “net zero emissions» to which the aviation sector is committed by 2050.

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