Hybrid-Electric Flight: Closer Than You Think
We are constructing and flying a hybrid-electric X-plane that will advance more-electric flight and open a new design space for aviation.
Connect more people, more efficiently
We'll average 30% fuel savings on a typical one-hour mission, significantly lowering carbon emissions. New and unprecedented value is offered to customers, air travelers, and the environment.
Built upon a midsized regional turboprop
The X-plane will consist of an engine optimized for cruise efficiency augmented by a battery-powered electric motor and will feature a mission range of approximately 600 nautical miles.
Jean Thomassin Project Director
Equal parts technical visionary and hands-on inventor, Jean has spent over two decades at Pratt & Whitney leading creative engineering teams. Whether it's building souped-up truck engines in his garage or inventing bleeding-edge propulsion technologies for UTC, Jean's passion for driving innovation makes him a natural fit to lead Project 804. Jean has a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.