Tag: Electric aircraft

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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Oct 13, 2021 - 03:56 pm

Lilium engages ABB for MW aircraft charging system

ABB has been hired to provide a megawatt fast-charging network for electric aerial taxi manufacturer Lilium. The ABB equipment will enable charging with direct current with a power of up to 1,000 kW and can also be used for heavy electric trucks and buses.

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Oct 11, 2021 - 09:31 pm

Eve Urban Air announces partnership with Avantto

Electric air taxi manufacturer Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions is partnering with private aircraft operator Avantto to develop an urban air mobility ecosystem for Latin America. The partnership also includes an order for 100 eVTOL air taxis, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2026.

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Sep 17, 2021 - 03:42 pm

Maiden flight for Rolls-Royce electric speed aircraft

The electric aircraft developed by Rolls-Royce for speed records has successfully completed its maiden flight. The 367 kW machine named Spirit of Innovation took off from the UK Ministry of Defence’s Boscombe Down site and flew for about 15 minutes.

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Sep 16, 2021 - 03:53 pm

Xpeng Heitech reveals an actual flying car

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng plans to bring electric flying cars to the market through its offshoot Xpeng Heitech from 2024. The Voyager X2 model currently under development offers space for two passengers.

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Sep 10, 2021 - 01:26 pm

EASA approves Skycharge solution

The Skycharge solution developed by Green Motion and Pipistrel was recently approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as the world’s first OEM-independent electric aircraft charging station.

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Aug 30, 2021 - 03:09 pm

HyPoint & Piasecki to develop helicopter fuel cell drives

HyPoint, which specializes in air-cooled fuel cells for electric aircraft, has signed a development agreement with Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC). The goal is to develop FC systems – including for what is expected to be the world’s first crewed H2 helicopter.

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Aug 4, 2021 - 02:03 pm

DHL orders 12 electric aircraft from Eviation

The German postal services giant, DHL Express, has ordered twelve Alice electric aircraft from Eviation. The electric delivery aircraft are scheduled for delivery to DHL Express in 2024. Eviation has scheduled the aircraft’s maiden flight for later this year.

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Aug 2, 2021 - 01:08 pm

Lilium is negotiating a major order from Brazil

The electric aerial taxi start-up Lilium says it is negotiating with the Brazilian airline Azul to sell 220 electric aircraft with a total value of one billion US dollars. It would be the company’s first order from Brazil.

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25.01.2022 12:55