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

Source: Business Wire

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

Credit: DLR

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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Tier 1 battery chopper takes off

Tier 1's R44 takes off

Tier 1 Engineering has successfully completed initial flight tests with a manned, battery-powered helicopter While much of the aviation industry looks towards ducted fans and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) as the next stage of electric aviation, US-based engineering services firm Tier 1 Engineering is giving the tried-and-tested helicopter an …

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NASA working hard to X-plane itself

The X-57 Maxwell. Credit: NASA.

Having proposed the re-launch of its X-plane programme earlier this year, NASA’s Aeronautics division has recently unveiled its latest innovation: the all-electric X-57 With a spate of recent announcements, progress in electric aviation is really beginning to take off. NASA in particular has shown renewed efforts this year, having announced …

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