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Zunum Aero and Safran Helicopter Engines to deliver electric commercial aircraft

Electrans 11102018

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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AML set to push ahead electric aviation

AML High Power Density Motor

AML’s electric propulsion shows more than 30% higher performance during high-volume production AML Superconductivity & Magnetics (AML), a developer of magnet-based applications, has launched an electrical machine development programme designed to produce propulsion motors for the aviation and aerospace sector. The programme is inspired by the fact that motors are the …

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eVTOL pioneer Joby secures US$100m

Source: Joby Aviation

Electric aircraft start-up Joby has secured new funding from major investors including Tesla-backer Capricorn and Intel Capital to commercialise its 5-seater eVTOL vehicle Although electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are still a few years from mass production and commercial operation, they continue to excite investors. On February 1, …

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NASA: Electric Powered Planes Possible Now (Gineers Now)

On 26th February 2015, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center expected the arrival of an exclusive experimental demonstrator. This demonstrator might be responsible for heralding the coolest future in aircraft technology. This involves the aircraft being powered by electric motors. NASA has named this project, Leading Edge Asynchronous Technology. This project …

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UQM Technologies to Supply Kalmar Motor AB for Electric Airplane Tugs to Major Airlines

Read the full press release below: LONGMONT, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UQM Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UQM) announced today that Kalmar Motor AB in Sweden has successfully passed vehicle trials with major airlines and plans on beginning production orders by mid-2016 using the PowerPhase® HD220, UQM’s heavy-duty commercial traction electric motor/controller system, for …

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