Tag: Electric aircraft

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apr 4, 2022 - 03:48 pm

Lilium postpones market launch until 2025

The Bavarian electric aerial taxi start-up Lilium has postponed its planned market launch by one year. Instead of 2024, the electric vertical take-off is now expected to be approved in 2025 and thus begin commercial operation.

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Mar 21, 2022 - 04:19 pm

Joby absolves first tests with the FAA

The eVTOL start-up Joby Aviation has completed the first system tests and compliance checks by the Federal Aviation Administration and received the approvals. The company therefore feels that its development approach has been validated and intends to continue working on the product design.

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Mar 19, 2022 - 12:52 pm

Textron takes over Slovenia’s Pipistrel

The US conglomerate Textron, which produces Cessna and Beechcraft aircraft, is acquiring the Slovenian electric aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel. Upon completion of the transaction, Textron plans to form a new business unit called Textron eAviation for the development of sustainable aircraft.

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Mar 15, 2022 - 02:26 pm

Lilium, NetJets & FlightSafety launch electric aviation partnership

Electric flight taxi developer Lilium has reached a memorandum of understanding on a far-reaching strategic partnership with business aviation company NetJets. This provides options for up to 150 Lilium aircraft for NetJets. In addition, NetJets wants to support Lilium in expanding its business in the USA and Europe.

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Mar 4, 2022 - 02:45 pm

Volocopter closes financing round with €153 million

German electric air taxi developer Volocopter has raised €153Mn in the first signing of its Series E funding round led by South Korean investor WP Investment. Volocopter expects that the new capital will accelerate the certification of their electric passenger air cab and its launch in initial cities.

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Feb 17, 2022 - 04:03 pm

Eve Urban Air to deliver up to 90 eVTOLs to Australia

Electric aerial taxi manufacturer Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, a subsidiary of Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, has received two orders for a total of up to 90 eVTOLs from Australia. Aviair and HeliSpirit are ordering up to 50 electric aircraft from Eve and Microflite up to 40.

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Jan 25, 2022 - 12:36 pm

Boeing invests in Wisk Aero

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has invested a further $450 million in Wisk Aero, the joint venture between Kitty Hawk and Boeing to develop electric aerial taxis. The investment is intended to further the development of Wisk’s sixth-generation eVTOL and fund preparations for the start of series production.

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Dec 6, 2021 - 01:20 pm

Neom orders 15 eVTOLs from Volocopter

Volocopter is to supply electric flying machines for the planned city of Neom in Saudi Arabia. The partners have formed a joint venture to build an eVTOL mobility system. Neom has placed an order for 15 Volocopter flying machines and plans to begin flight operations within the next two to three years.

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Nov 30, 2021 - 04:09 pm

Volocopter is withdrawing from planned US IPO

German electric air taxi developer Volocopter has cancelled its planned SPAC IPO in the US, according to a media report. This apparently emerges from investor letters that investors are said to have received a few days ago. With the cancellation of the deal, the approximately 750 small investors could all but go away empty-handed.

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Nov 30, 2021 - 04:01 pm

Test centre for eVTOL trials opens near Paris

Several French aviation and transport industry players have opened a test centre for sustainable urban air mobility at the Pontoise-Cormeilles airfield just outside the French capital Paris. Trials of eVTOLs from several manufacturers are now beginning there.

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Nov 25, 2021 - 04:39 pm

MTU & EASA look to establish FCEV aircraft standards

The German engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines is committed to creating new standards, certification regulations and verification procedures for fuel cell systems in aviation. To this end, MTU is now working closely with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Nov 15, 2021 - 04:48 pm

Airflow announces 4 & 9 seat electric aircraft

The fledgling electric aircraft developer Airflow from California wants to commercialise its first model from 2025. The company, founded in 2019, calls its model eSTOL and wants to rely on hybrid and battery-electric as well as fuel cell systems for its propulsion.

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Nov 11, 2021 - 04:11 pm

Hyundai subsidiary Supernal announces aerial taxi plans

Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its new company called Supernal. The establishment of the subsidiary is related to Hyundai’s increased involvement in its Urban Air Mobility business, which aims to advance the group’s vision of future mobility in urban environments.

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Oct 25, 2021 - 03:13 pm

Startup ‘Air’ presents eVTOL for private use

The Israeli flying car start-up Air has presented its first electric flying machine, the Air One. This is an all-electric two-seater eVTOL that is to be sold mainly in the USA from 2024. Pre-orders for the model are already being taken.

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Oct 20, 2021 - 01:09 pm

HT Aero raises over $500 million

HT Aero, the flying car offshoot of Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng, has raised more than half a billion US dollars from a number of investors in its Series A funding round.

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Oct 13, 2021 - 04:22 pm

HyPoint teams up with BASF on fuel cell aviation

The US hydrogen aviation specialist HyPoint has signed a strategic development agreement with BASF New Business (BNB), a subsidiary of the chemical company BASF. The aim is to develop and test a new proton-conductive Celtec membrane.

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