Nov 21, 2022 - 01:33 pm
Archer specifies series eVTOL Midnight
Archer Aviation has presented the series eVTOL Midnight. The air taxi that vertically takes off and lands offers space for one pilot and four passengers, not unlike the prototype Maker. Other spec has changed, however, yet an ambitious production schedule remains.
Nov 17, 2022 - 02:06 pm
Archer will manufacture eVTOL ‘Midnight’ in Georgia
California’s eVTOL startup Archer has selected a site in Georgia to install its first factory in Covington, near an airfield. The United Airlines partner targets making 650 flying cabs a year from 2024 and increasing capacity significantly within ten years.
Nov 14, 2022 - 04:10 pm
NTAS to order 20 electric aircraft from Eviation
The Australian scheduled and charter airline Northern Territory Air Services (NTAS) has signed a letter of intent with Eviation Aircraft for the purchase of 20 electric aircraft. The aircraft in question is the nine-seat Alice model.
Nov 3, 2022 - 03:09 pm
VoltAero collects €32 million in financing
French startup VoltAero has raised another 32 million euros in capital. The Italian company Tesi (Tecnologie E Servizi Innovativi) became a strategic investor and industrial partner in the Series B financing round.
Oct 22, 2022 - 05:29 pm
Evia Aero to purchase 25 electric aircraft from Eviation
Electric aircraft manufacturer Eviation Aircraft has received a letter of intent from Germany for 25 battery-electric feeder aircraft. Evia Aero, which is developing a sustainable regional airline, intends to use Eviation’s Alice electric aircraft.
Oct 10, 2022 - 06:02 pm
ETH Zurich launches small e-plane e-Sling with unique tech (video)
An electric aircraft called e-Sling has managed its maiden flight at Dübendorf airfield in Switzerland. Developed by students at ETH Zurich, the four-seater plane with roots in Africa carries a unique propulsion system designed in Zurich, enabling battery swaps during stopovers.
Oct 5, 2022 - 02:44 pm
Wisk unveils autonomous four-seater eVTOL
Boeing-backed air-taxi company Wisk Aero has unveiled the Gen-6, an autonomous four-seater aircraft. Wisk says the eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft) is market-ready and can now apply for type certification by the FAA, the US Department of Transport Federal Aviation Authority.
Sep 29, 2022 - 02:59 pm
Eviation Aircraft Alice completes maiden flight
Eviation Aircraft has launched the all-electric Alice, which has just completed its maiden flight in Washington. The technology demonstrator will help Eviation prepare for commercial production with clients like DHL Express already in line.
Sep 27, 2022 - 03:24 pm
SkyDrive presents electric VTOL SD-05
The Japanese company SkyDrive shows the design of its electric aerial taxi SD-05, which is currently under development and is to be used at the World Expo 2025 in Osaka. The SD-05 is a two-seater, electrically powered air taxi designed for flights up to about ten kilometres.
Sep 19, 2022 - 05:48 pm
Heart Aerospace presents hybrid regional aircraft
The Swedish electric aircraft developer Heart Aerospace has presented the ES-30, a hybrid-electric regional aircraft for up to 30 passengers. The ES-30 is to be operational from 2028 and achieve a purely electric range of 200 kilometres. A launch customer is already onboard.
Sep 13, 2022 - 04:20 pm
United invests in eVTOL manufacturer Eve Air
United plans to buy up to 500 electric air taxis. The US airline has not only invested 15 million dollars in the manufacturer Eve Air Mobility, but has also signed a purchase agreement for 200 air taxis – including an option for another 200. Deliveries are to begin in 2026.
Aug 26, 2022 - 04:01 pm
Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft – what for and when?
With increasing fuel prices and climate change, the aviation industry is having to look at life after fossil fuels but is facing a particularly tough challenge – passenger aircraft needs to be light and very safe, and what about longer distances? We asked aviation insiders where hydrogen fits in.
Jul 29, 2022 - 01:50 pm
SkyDrive next up to opt for EP Systems’ air taxi batteries
News of advances in urban air mobility keeps flying in with Electric Power Systems announcing a new customer, this time from Japan. SkyDrive, a self-described developer of flying cars based at Toyota City, has opted for EPS’ ‘EPiC’ battery system to power future passenger drones.
Jul 28, 2022 - 01:28 pm
Volkswagen launches eVTOL dubbed Flying Tiger in China
Volkswagen Group China has unveiled a prototype eVTOL. The passenger drone is called V.MO and is nicknamed the “Flying Tiger” in a nod to its target launch market. Future series models will carry up to four people and their luggage over 200 kilometres.
Jul 27, 2022 - 01:19 pm
Supernal to use eVTOL batteries by EP Systems
Hyundai’s air mobility subsidiary Supernal has announced cooperating with Electric Power Systems (EP Systems) to develop eVTOL batteries. The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Airshow and is Supernal’s first partnership.
Jul 26, 2022 - 01:37 pm
H2FLY is getting ready for hydrogen-powered flight
The German fuel cell aircraft developer H2FLY says it has started final preparations for the integration of liquid hydrogen tanks into the HY4 test aircraft. An intensive programme of ground tests is then scheduled to start in early 2023.
Jul 25, 2022 - 05:56 pm
Ricardo joins Pratt & Whitney Canda on hybrid planes
UK engineering firm Ricardo has signed a multi-year deal with Pratt & Whitney Canada. The agreement is for the Ricardo aerospace engineering team tosupport Pratt & Whitney Canada in developing advanced hybrid-electric propulsion technologies.
Jul 21, 2022 - 12:38 pm
ZeroAvia: Investors zoom in on hydrogen-electric jets
ZeroAvia has announced another $30 million in funding at the Farnborough International Airshow with new investors Barclays Sustainable Impact Capital, NEOM, and AENU coming on board. The capital increase brings the Series B round to $68 million (€66.7Mn).
Jul 20, 2022 - 12:33 pm
Rolls-Royce & Hyundai launch air mobility cooperation
Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Motor Group have announced plans today to collaborate on all-electric propulsion and hydrogen fuel cell technology in aviation. They have signed a letter of intent to deliver low-emission solutions to the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Regional Air Mobility (RAM) markets.
Jul 11, 2022 - 02:03 pm
Evolito takes over Electroflight
Evolito, a Yasa spin-off specialising in motors and power electronics for electric flight applications, has acquired the battery specialist Electroflight. Evolito thus intends to offer its customers fully integrated powertrain and battery solutions from a single source in future.
Jul 3, 2022 - 03:49 pm
Zenlabs investor Lilium expects battery tech to power jets
Zenlabs Energy has received $3.5 million from the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) to co-fund a two-year project focusing on electrolyte and active materials in silicon-dominant anode cells. Jet maker Lilium has licensed the technology to power its zero-emission aircraft expected in 2025.
Jun 17, 2022 - 01:12 pm
Otto Aviation to use fuel cell system from ZeroAvia
ZeroAvia, a company specialising in electric aircraft propulsion, is cooperating with Otto Aviation to develop a fuel cell propulsion system for a long-range Otto aircraft. Specifically, the ZA600 hydrogen-electric powertrain will be adapted for the Celera aircraft.
Jun 9, 2022 - 03:14 pm
Monte to purchase 100 FC aircraft drives from ZeroAvia
ZeroAvia and Monte Aircraft Leasing will jointly market hydrogen-powered aircraft to regional operators. Under an agreement now signed between the companies, Monte will purchase up to 100 ZA600 hydrogen-electric powertrains from ZeroAvia to be installed on existing and new 5- to 20-seat aircraft.
Jun 8, 2022 - 03:00 pm
Volocopter completes first test flight with VoloConnect
Volocopter has completed the maiden flight of its four-seater electric aircraft VoloConnect, which was presented last year. The prototype performed various flight manoeuvres for two minutes and 14 seconds. The commercial launch of the VoloConnect is planned for 2026.
May 30, 2022 - 05:49 pm
Airbus opens ZEDC for H2 technologies in the UK
Airbus has opened a Zero Emission Development Centre (ZEDC) for hydrogen technologies in the UK. A priority for the UK ZEDC in Filton near Bristol will be the development of a low-cost cryogenic tank.
May 27, 2022 - 05:10 pm
Vaeridion to build 11-seater electric aircraft
The start-up Vaeridion from Munich wants to build small electric aircraft with space for two pilots and nine passengers. In contrast to the numerous electric vertical take-off concepts, Vaeridion’s electric aircraft is designed to take off and land like an ordinary aeroplane.