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Airlander 10 set to receive GPB1 million investment to return as EV

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World’s longest aircraft is expected to be re-invented in a move towards “zero-carbon aviation” Bedford-based firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has been awarded over GBP1 million (US$1.29 million) by the UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme to reconvert its Airlander 10 into an all-electric vehicle. The original test date for …

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Harbour Air and magniX partner to build world’s first all-electric airline

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The airline will operate 12 routes in the Pacific Northwest magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution, and Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, have announced a partnership to transform Harbour Air seaplanes into an all-electric commercial fleet powered by the magni500, a 750 horsepower (HP) all-electric motor. Operating …

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Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

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Boeing’s NeXt is an electric vertical takeoff and landing Boeing’s autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype completed a controlled takeoff, hover and landing during its first flight test in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, worked with Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design …

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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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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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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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Pipistrel presents eVTOL concept

Pipistrel's eVTOL concept

Uber Elevate partner Pipistrel has unveiled its eVTOL concept Slovenian light aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel has unveiled an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) concept. Their new design will be able to carry two-to-six passengers at a time for small-scale family transport. The aircraft-style vehicle utilises dedicated propulsion systems for both …

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ChargePoint develops 2-MW charger for electric aircraft

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ChargePoint unveils design for a new high-powered charger aimed at electric aircraft and semi-trucks ChargePoint has revealed the concept design for 2-MW high-powered charging of electric aircraft and semi-trucks. The design, a world first, can be used on electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. It has been designed as part of …

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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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