Aircraft

‘Tesla for the air’ entices big investors with big savings

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Zunum Aero has secured serious investor interest for its regional hybrid-electric aeroplane concept, from JetBlue Technology Ventures and Boeing HorizonX. The company will initially target routes of 700 miles, with the hope of developing its technology to cope with 1000+-mile flight ranges by 2030. Its aircraft will accommodate between 10 …

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Airbus reveals “flying taxi” concept, Pop.Up

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Aircraft manufacturer’s ‘modular vehicle’ would be both land and air capable Airbus is pressing forward with its ambition to create a “flying car”, technology that science fiction has been promising us for decades. In conjunction with car design company Italdesign, the aviation giant has offered its response to future congestion …

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Liquid hydrogen could support sustainable air travel

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Leiden University Professor argues that hydrogen-powered flight could be a viable route decarbonising transport Transport makes up around 20% of global energy use around the world, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). As governments and industry look to more sustainable solutions, a new study published by physicist Jo Hermans …

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Head of HY4 project optimistic about the future of zero-emission flying

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ElecTrans speaks to University of Ulm Professor Josef Kallo about the fuel cell aircraft project In October, ElecTrans covered the successful test flight of the HY4 hydrogen plane, which has been one of the most exciting developments in fuel cell technology this year. The flight marked a major milestone on …

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Wireless charging on the fly

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Researchers at Imperial College London successfully test wireless charging for drones batteries – whilst they are airborne Scientists have demonstrated a “highly efficient” method for wirelessly transferring power to a drone while it is flying. The breakthrough could, in theory, allow flying drones to stay airborne indefinitely – simply hovering over …

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