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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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Airbus’ electric Vahana completes first flight

Vahana's first flight.

Test flight of the autonomous aircraft lasted 53 seconds and reached 5m altitude Vahana, the all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) “air-taxi” from Airbus’ Silicon Valley innovation unit A³, has completed its first full-scale flight test. Held on January 31, 2018 at the Pendleton UAS Range in Pendleton, Oregon, the flight was fully …

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Airbus and Williams co-op on Zephyr UAV

Airbus Zephyr UAV

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus to work with EV and automotive engineer Williams on composites and battery technology for solar-powered Zephyr drone Airbus and Williams Advanced Engineering are to co-operate on new technology for Airbus’ Zephyr drone programme. Williams, perhaps best known for its expertise and contribution to Formula One and other …

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Passenger Drone launches state-of-the-art aerial vehicle

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Passenger Drone has announced that it is ready to launch the world’s most advanced autonomous aerial vehicle following successful manned test flights. Passenger Drone has spent three years developing a prototype for the personal and public market that it hopes will “change the traditional means of commuter transportation.” The aerial …

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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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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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