Aircraft

Amprius’ silicon nanowire Li-ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr S HAPS solar aircraft

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Amprius’ cells helped the Zephyr S fly continuously for over 25 days Amprius, a leading manufacturer and developer of high energy and high capacity lithium-ion batteries, has announced that the company is supplying advanced lithium ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Programme. Using Amprius’ cells, which contain …

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Work begins on world’s first electric race aeroplane

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Air Race E and the University of Nottingham will retrofit a petrol-powered Air Race 1 Development of the first electric race aeroplane has taken a major leap forward due to an innovative partnership announced between the University of Nottingham and Air Race E this week. A new integrated ‘plug and …

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Zunum Aero and Safran Helicopter Engines to deliver electric commercial aircraft

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Zunum Aero’s hybrid aircraft will reduce operating costs by 60-80% Zunum Aero, a pioneer in electric aviation, has selected Safran Helicopter Engines for its hybrid-to-electric commercial aircraft, which will be available in the early 2020s. Safran Helicopter Engines will provide a new generation engine turbine to drive the Zunum ZA10’s …

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Bye Aerospace tests electric aeroplane prototype

The StratoAirNet prototype

The prototype is designed to provide support for long-endurance commercial and government security requirements Bye Aerospace has announced the successful completion of the first flight of the solar electric technology demonstrator prototype for its StratoAirNet and Solesa families of medium-altitude aircraft systems. The piloted prototype first flight and subsequent flight …

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NASA reveals electric aeroplane prototype

Artist's impression of the 'Maxwell' prototype. Image credit: NASA Langley/Advanced Concepts Lab, AMA, Inc.

NASA’s new electric aeroplane integrates 14 motors into the plane’s wings NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental aeroplane, currently designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell”. The prototype has 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing. NASA Aeronautics researchers will use …

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Aston Martin unveils VTOL concept

Aston Martin's Volante Vision Concept

Aston Martin hopes to have a working model ready in two years British car maker Aston Martin has presented its design for a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, the Volante Vision Concept. With room for three adults, the concept is a near future study that previews a flying autonomous hybrid-electric …

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Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium

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Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium Date: 8-9 November, 2018 Location: Cologne, Germany Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium is the world’s leading international conference dedicated to ultra-low-emission aircraft technology and full-electric flight possibilities. The two-day event will cover all aspects of aerospace activity, from general aviation and smaller regional …

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