Tag: Electric aircraft

Jan 16, 2021 - 08:40 pm

Former Airbus CEO Tom Enders joins Lilium Board

Longtime aviation executive and former Airbus CEO Tom Enders joins the board of directors of eVTOL startup Lilium. The company is developing an electric jet with five seats. Series production is expected to start in 2025.

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Jan 7, 2021 - 12:55 pm

Hatzolah Air orders VTOLs from Urban Aeronautics

Israeli air cab developer Urban Aeronautics has announced the first pre-order for its vertical takeoff CityHawk. Hatzolah Air, an organisation specialising in emergency and rescue flights, has reserved four hybrid-powered units for emergency service applications.

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Jan 4, 2021 - 02:53 pm

Airbus presents ZEROe fuel cell concept

Airbus has unveiled a new configuration as part of its ZEROe programme that could enable passenger aircraft to fly further than ever before with zero emissions. The so-called ‘pod configuration’ consists of six detachable fuel cell propeller propulsion systems mounted under the wings.

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Dec 17, 2020 - 03:57 pm

ZeroAvia granted millions

ZeroAvia, a company specialising in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has raised the equivalent of 17.5 million euros in a Series A financing round and, in parallel, received a commitment for a million-euro grant from the British government.

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Nov 19, 2020 - 06:37 pm

Lilium flying electric taxi hub set up in the USA

The German flying e-taxi startup Lilium has just announced its expansion into the USA. By 2025, the first hub for electric air mobility is to be built in Orlando in the US state of Florida. This will connect the region around Orlando itself with Miami in the south and Jacksonville in the north of Florida.

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Oct 15, 2020 - 02:56 pm

Wright Electric to develop electric aviation for ARPA-E

The electric aircraft developer Wright Electric was contracted by the DoE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to support the development of lightweight and ultra-efficient electric propulsion motors, drives, and thermal management systems for commercial electric aircraft.

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Sep 21, 2020 - 04:06 pm

Airbus to launch hydrogen commercial aircraft by 2035

Airbus has presented three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft, which could enter service by 2035. All these concepts, code-named ZEROe, rely on hydrogen as the main energy source, but each follows a different approach.

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Sep 16, 2020 - 01:24 pm

MagniX & Universal Hydrogen plan FC aeroplane

The US specialist for electric aircraft drives MagniX has entered into a partnership with the company Universal Hydrogen. Universal Hydrogen is developing a conversion kit for the propulsion system to install in a 40-seater aircraft.

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Sep 2, 2020 - 04:52 pm

Pipistrel presents unmanned hybrid cargo aircraft

Slovenian aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel is introducing a new series of unmanned aircraft with hybrid propulsion for cargo flights. The Nuuva series of aircraft take-off and land vertically and purely electrically, using a combustion engine for the actual flight.

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Aug 14, 2020 - 12:16 pm

Battery research: high energy cells also suit aircraft

Tesla’s battery research partner Jeff Dahn from Dalhousie University provides an update on the new approach to cells with significantly higher energy density, which was presented last year. These should be suitable not only for cars, but also for electric aircraft and drones.

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Jul 29, 2020 - 06:14 pm

EAG reveals plans for hybrid aircraft seating 70 passengers

The British Electric Aviation Group (EAG) unveiled plans for a large passenger aircraft with hybrid propulsion that is expected to be launched in less than ten years. The hybrid-electric jet is to seat 70 passengers, fly up to 1,500 kilometres and should be airborne by 2028.

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Jul 23, 2020 - 05:31 pm

Oxis & Texas Aircraft working on electric aeroplane in Brazil

Lithium-sulfur battery specialist Oxis Energy has announced the development of an electric aircraft equipped with Oxis cells for training flights together with Texas Aircraft Manufacturing. For the British company, this is their second cooperation in the aviation sector.

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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/01/20/volocopter-applies-for-certification-in-the-usa-and-eu/
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