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Oct 30, 2018 - 07:09 pm

EasyJet to launch first electric aeroplane by 2019

Flying from London to Amsterdam with zero emission? You may not have to wait much longer, at least if the cooperation of EasyJet and Wright Electric continues to progress at lightning speed. The British airline aims to launch an electric aircraft next year.

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Oct 20, 2018 - 05:45 pm

Volocopter plans Singapore test flights in 2019

The German aviation startup Volocopter is planning test flights in the centre of Singapore for the second half of 2019. The series of tests will focus on urban flight conditions and will validate the use of an electric aircraft in an urban environment. The next step will then be public demonstration flights.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 12:08 pm

Air taxi Cora: Kitty Hawk teams up with Air New Zealand

Kitty Hawk subsidiary Zephyr Airworks has signed a cooperation agreement with Air New Zealand as both partners want to work on setting up an air taxi service with self-flying electric aircrafts. We remember: About half a year ago, Kitty Hawk unveiled its electrically powered autonomous air taxi Cora.

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Aug 2, 2018 - 06:30 pm

Finnish Pipistrel Alpha Electro takes off

After a small electric plane was tested by the Slovenian manufacturer Pipistrel in Norway, it now took to the skies again in Finland for another test flight. This time the Pipistrel Alpha Electro took off from the Helsinki-Malmi airport.

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Jul 9, 2018 - 04:20 pm

Japan forms ECLAIR consortium for electric aircrafts

Japan set up a new consortium called ECLAIR for Electrification Challenge for Aircraft – electric planes in other words. Members include the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as well as industrial heavyweights from Mitsubishi over Kawasaki to Subaru.

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Jun 19, 2018 - 06:07 pm

Electric mini-plane takes flight in Norway

In Oslo an electric mini-plane made by Slowenian manufacturer Pipistrel took off for a short test flight with the Norwegian minister for transport Ketil Solvik-Olse. The Alpha Electro G2 aircraft was piloted by Dag Falk-Peterson, head of the state-owned company Avinor, which operates Norwegian airports.

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May 26, 2018 - 05:18 pm

Uber to test air taxis in Paris

The ride-share company Uber is working on the development of electric air taxis and announced their first research and development center outside of the USA, which will open in Paris in Fall this year.

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May 12, 2018 - 08:46 pm

Uber presents tentative air taxi design

Uber has brought their latest flying cab design to their second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles. The ride hail company hopes to be using their drone-like “flying car” for personal taxi transport as of 2023.

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Apr 22, 2018 - 06:49 pm

Bye Aerospace’s first electric plane takes off

Bye Aerospace, or better, Hi electric flying, as the start-up’s Sun Flyer 2 has successfully managed its maiden flight. The two-seater electric plane runs on Li-ion batteries by LG Chem and is said to be capable to stay airborne for up to 3.5 hours.

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Apr 18, 2018 - 01:51 pm

Volocopter shows air taxi stations for 10,000 people/day

German startup Volocopter presents infrastructure for its electric flying cab service in the making. It consists of so-called Volo-Ports leading to Volo-Hubs, designed to shuttle thousands of passengers through each day. Volocopter wants to launch the first within 10 years.

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Feb 15, 2018 - 06:46 pm

Eviation Aircraft sets sights on Kokam batteries

The israeli startup Eviation Aircraft, which raised some eyebrows at last years Paris Air Show with the prototype of its electrical light aircraft “Alice”, has officially announced the source for the batteries they will be using in their planes: South Korea’s Kokam. 

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Feb 8, 2018 - 06:21 pm

Samad Aerospace introduces hybrid VTOL aircraft

A three-engine, hybrid-electric airplane was unveiled by the British aviation startup and will be called the Starling Jet. It will be able to take off and land vertically, and offers 10 seats. A flight range of up to 2,400 km is made possible by burning diesel once airborne.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/02/08/samad-aerospace-introduces-hybrid-vtol-aircraft/
08.02.2018 18:21