Gologan’s goal in developing a modern airplane is to move beyond how an airplane might look modern yet still use the same decades-old propulsion system. Those old engines come with the same high operating costs that have been around for decades as well. Gologan thinks electric power can change the definition of a modern airplane — and look good, too.
“In my mind a modern aircraft is using less energy, alternative energy and having low noise,” he says. “But an aircraft must also have a nice form and be attractive, aircraft in this class are also sold by emotion.”