Tag: Electric aircraft

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Nov 21, 2022 - 04:45 pm

Ampaire’s hybrid 9-seater takes to the skies

A nine-seat regional aircraft from the Californian manufacturer Ampaire with a hybrid-electric drive system has completed its maiden flight. The Eco Caravan, based on a Cessna Grand Caravan, has a hybrid propulsion system from Ampaire with an internal combustion engine and an electric motor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sep 23, 2022 - 12:15 pm

Kitty Hawk may have flown its last flight

Kitty Hawk, the electric aviation startup backed by Google co-founder Larry Page is shutting down. The company said in a tweet and a LinkedIn post that it was winding down operations. “We’re still working on the details of what’s next”, the posts on social media read.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/11/30/renault-airbus-sign-battery-cooperation/
30.11.2022 16:47