Tag: Electric aircraft

Jun 25, 2020 - 04:02 pm

Geely-owned Terrafugia completes eVTOL test flights

Terrafugia, the aircraft developer Geely took over, presented a prototype of its all-electric vertical take-off plane TF-2A and says they have undertaken test flights already. Terrafugia has now also provided the first key technical data on the aircraft.

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Jun 23, 2020 - 05:40 pm

ZeroAvia completes fully-electric maiden flight

ZeroAvia, which specialises in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has now completed the maiden flight of a six-seater battery-electric aircraft at Cranfield Airport as part of the HyFlyer project supported by the British government.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 04:50 pm

EASA certifies first electric aircraft in Europe

With the certification of the Pipistrel Velis Electro, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued the first type certification for a purely electrically powered aircraft. The two-seater electric aircraft of the Slovenian manufacturer Pipistrel is mainly intended for pilot training.

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Jun 15, 2020 - 01:25 pm

Hoversurf aircraft crashes in Dubai

The Dubai police have reportedly been testing the Hoversurf Scorpion, an electric aircraft, for some time. A new video now shows a flight attempt with the flying scooter that doesn’t end well.

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Jun 12, 2020 - 03:43 pm

Urban Aeronautics is planning an H2 fuel cell VTOL

The Israeli air taxi developer Urban Aeronautics has entered into a cooperation with the Californian startup HyPoint to use its fuel cell technology in its vertical take-off aircraft CityHawk. Urban Aeronautics is currently still using a hybrid drive in the CityHawk VTOL.

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May 29, 2020 - 02:14 pm

Largest electric airplane yet takes off in the USA

The companies magniX and AeroTEC have announced the successful maiden flight of the alleged world’s largest all-electric aircraft, an all-electric Cessna Grand Caravan 208B. The half-hour flight in the US state of Washington went without a hitch.

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May 28, 2020 - 06:41 pm

VTOL startup in California called Archer makes waves

A new startup called Archer has been born in California in the field of electric flight taxis. Archer can count on solvent investors, as well as developers from well-known companies in the race for dominance in the field of electric drones.

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May 7, 2020 - 06:13 pm

VoltAero reveals production-version Cassio HEV aircraft

After VoltAero announced the maiden flight of a prototype of its hybrid-electric aircraft study in March, the French start-up is now following up with the specifications of the final variants. Now VoltAero is offering three versions of the hybrid aircraft called Cassio.

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May 6, 2020 - 05:45 pm

EXACT: DLR researches eco-efficient aircraft

Since the beginning of this year, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has been working on the EXACT (Exploration of Electric Aircraft Concepts and Technologies) project to develop new technology components for an eco-efficient commercial aircraft – with batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen.

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May 4, 2020 - 01:34 pm

Airbus officially puts the lid on hybrid plane project

Airbus has now officially announced the end of the ‘E-Fan X’ development project that it had launched in 2017 together with Siemens and Rolls-Royce. The aim was to equip a 100-seat regional aircraft with a hybrid-electric drive train by 2020.

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Mar 23, 2020 - 01:49 pm

Lilium closes $240M financing round for jet-like VTOL

The Bavarian electric aircraft company Lilium has closed a financing round for more than 240 million dollars. The Chinese internet giant Tencent led the round. Other previous investors including Atomico, Freigeist and LGT also participated.

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Mar 17, 2020 - 07:03 pm

Ehang electric plane (eVTOL) to fly in Norway & Spain

The Chinese manufacturer Ehang has received an operating license for its electric two-seater passenger drone Ehang 216 (eVTOL) from Norway. According to Ehang, this is the first operational permit for test flights with the model in Europe.

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Mar 17, 2020 - 01:47 pm

FutPrInt50 research project to look into hybrid aircraft

Within the framework of the FutPrInt50 research project coordinated by the University of Stuttgart, an international consortium aims to identify and drive forward technologies that will enable the commercial use of a hybrid-electric aircraft with up to 50 seats by 2035/40.

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Mar 15, 2020 - 04:57 pm

VoltAero launches hybrid aircraft prototype (video)

The French startup VoltAero launched the maiden flight of its first hybrid aircraft. The prototype, called Cassio 1, is based on a Cessna 337 Skymaster and comes equipped with two electric motors from Safran and a thrust propeller with combustion engine from Nissan.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 09:18 pm

Slovenian e-planes to be made in Australia

The aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel from Slovenia has just signed an MoU with Australia’s Eyre to There Aviation for the rights to manufacture Pipistrel’s small e-plane Alpha in Australia. The agreement would make Eyre to There the first Australian company to build an electric aircraft.

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Feb 21, 2020 - 03:31 pm

DB Schenker invests in Volocopter

The electric air taxi manufacturer Volocopter gained a new shareholder: DB Schenker is joining the company founded in 2011. The participation of the rail logistics subsidiary is part of the third round of financing, which has brought the company a further 87 million euros.

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Feb 17, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Sweden to equip airports for domestic e-flights

Swedavia, the state-owned Swedish airport operator, has adopted a strategy for electric aviation. The aim is to prepare all ten airports in Sweden for electric-powered aircraft and to have the first commercial e-airline operating by around 2025.

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Feb 6, 2020 - 03:08 pm

New Zealand to approve Wisk to test VTOL with passengers

Electric aircraft company Wisk hopes to start the first trials carrying passengers in its VTOL in New Zealand as it signed a letter of intent with the government. The company is now pushing ahead with its production and commercialisation plans together with Boeing.

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Jan 13, 2020 - 03:00 pm

Small fuel cell aircraft in development in Germany

The electric vehicle retrofitter eCap Mobility and the microlight aircraft manufacturer Breezer Aircraft want to develop a fuel cell drive that can be retrofitted to single-engine aircraft. However, the focus is more on single-seat sports aircraft than on the electrification of commercial planes.

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Jan 7, 2020 - 01:22 pm

Hyundai & Uber cooperate on flying taxis

At the CES this year, Hyundai and Uber have announced their cooperative effort to build air taxis to be used on the Uber platform Elevate. The two companies also presented the S-A1, a prototype for such an electrically powered vertical take-off aircraft.

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Dec 21, 2019 - 02:00 pm

Rolls-Royce & ACCEL aim for fastest electric aircraft

With the combined efforts of Rolls-Royce and ACCEL, the electric plane that is supposed to break the speed record for e-planes has progressed. The design of the plane has now been presented – the date for the attempt is looming in spring 2020.

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Dec 11, 2019 - 07:31 pm

Harbour Air: all-electric seaplane takes off

In Canada, cooperation partners MagniX and Harbour Air have announced the successful maiden flight of an all-electric seaplane. The two companies aim to electrify Harbour Air’s 42-strong fleet successively.

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Nov 11, 2019 - 01:10 pm

NASA plans electric test flights by end of 2020

NASA presented an early version of its X-57 Maxwell all-electric passenger aircraft. The electric aircraft is based on the Tecnam P2006T twin-engine propeller aircraft, in which the combustion engines have been replaced by 14 electric motors. The first test flight is scheduled for the end of 2020.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/06/25/terrafugia-completes-evtol-test-flights/
25.06.2020 16:24