The company Wright Electric has started testing their new 2MW electrical motor.
The motor design has a power range from 500kW to 4MW, allowing to use the right motor size for various applications. For use in their planned Wright 1 aircraft, 10 2MW motors will be used in total, delivering around 20MW of power. That is comparable to the power of an Airbus A320 aircraft as flown by major airlines today.
Wright Electric was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Albany, NY. The team behind CEO Jeff Engler is currently a 4 people strong work force. Notable investors in Wright Electric is Y Combinator, a large and highly successful early stage accelerator from Silicon Valley. Wright claims NASA, mexican low cost airline Viva Aerobus and easyJet as their partners.
Wright Electric is currently hiring for 5 different roles: Electric Machine Design Engineer, Senior Aircraft Designer, Junior Aerospace Engineer, Manager of Regulations & Standards and Student Employee / Co-Op / Intern.