Tag: Electric aircraft

Jun 14, 2021 - 12:06 pm

Vertical Aerospace announces 1,000 air taxi orders

The British eVTOL start-up Vertical Aerospace announces pre-orders for a total of 1,000 of its electric aerial taxis. In this context, the company also announces that it is seeking an IPO via SPAC and has received commitments from Microsoft, American Airlines, Avolon, Honeywell and Rolls-Royce.

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Jun 9, 2021 - 02:50 pm

Eve Urban Air reports two major eVTOL orders

The electric aircraft manufacturer Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, a subsidiary of the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, has received two large orders within a few days. Both Halo Aviation and Helisul Aviation are ordering several units of Eve’s vertical take-off and landing electric air taxi.

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Jun 8, 2021 - 02:32 pm

Hyperdrive & BorgWarner Gateshead acquired by Turntide

UK battery manufacturer Hyperdrive Innovation and EV tech firm BorgWarner Gateshead have been acquired by the Silicon Valley-based electric motor developer Turntide Technologies. Turntide will establish operations in Gateshead, England, marking the beginning of a multi-year investment in the region.

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Jun 3, 2021 - 11:30 am

IPCEI to fund 12 European hydrogen mobility projects

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology (BMWI) and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (BMVI) have selected 62 major projects to receive government funding as part of a joint European hydrogen project (Hydrogen IPCEI). The BMVI is funding twelve projects in the mobility sector.

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May 25, 2021 - 04:07 pm

Beta Technologies closes financing round with $368 million

After Beta Technologies received an order for the delivery of ten vertical take-off and landing electric air vehicles by the UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward at the beginning of April, the US manufacturer now reports the closing of a financing round for 368 million US dollars.

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Apr 23, 2021 - 03:35 pm

Bye Aerospace presents 9-seater with serious range

Bye Aerospace has announced an all-electric aircraft with room for up to seven passengers plus one or two pilots. The aircraft, called the eFlyer 800, is said to have already received deposits from customers, however, it remains to be seen when delivery will take place.

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Apr 6, 2021 - 04:24 pm

ZeroAvia scores further funding for hydrogen aircraft development

Electric aircraft propulsion specialist ZeroAvia announces having raised $24.3 million (€20.5Mn) in a new round of funding for hydrogen plane development. The fresh capital comes from new investor British Airways as well as several existing financiers, including Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Shell.

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Mar 9, 2021 - 05:26 pm

HyPoint reveals aviation fuel cell prototype

US hydrogen engineering firm HyPoint has unveiled the first working prototype of its air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell for electric aircraft. The Californian startup plans to start selling the fuel cells to aerospace and eVTOL customers as early as 2022.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 01:28 pm

Sweden: Emobility testbed SEEL to become even bigger

The ‘Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory’ or SEEL for short, designed to make the country a hotbed for e-mobility, will grow larger than planned. The partners, which include Volvo and Scania as well as Chalmers University of Technology and RISE, now designated three sites.

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Feb 18, 2021 - 03:35 pm

Pipistrel developing emissions-free regional aircraft

Slovenian aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel is working on a zero-emission regional aircraft with 20 seats, which should be available between 2028 and 2030. The Miniliner concept now unveiled could fly on hydrogen, although Pipistrel says it is still evaluating various propulsion solutions.

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Jan 22, 2021 - 12:39 pm

DLR announces 1.5 MW fuel cell powertrain for aircraft

In the BALIS project, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is developing a fuel cell powertrain for aircraft with an output of around 1.5 MW. This would make it possible to build a regional aircraft with 40 to 60 seats and a range of 1,000 kilometres.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 12:14 pm

Formula One could take to the skies with H2

At CES 2021, French startup MACA presented the Carcopter, a concept for a hydrogen-powered Formula 1 flying car. Yes, you read that right and the founders want to establish an entire air race around it. 

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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/06/14/vertical-aerospace-announces-1000-air-taxi-orders/
14.06.2021 12:47