Megawatt Electrical Motor Designed By MIT Engineers Could Help Electrify Aviation

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2023 03:00:51 +0000

Aviation’s huge carbon footprint could shrink significantly with electrification. To date, however, only small all-electric planes have gotten off the ground. Their electric motors generate hundreds of kilowatts of power. To electrify larger, heavier jets, such as commercial airliners, megawatt-scale motors are required. These would be propelled by hybrid or turbo-electric propulsion systems where an […]

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The Wait For Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Aircraft Just Got Shorter

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2023 16:35:24 +0000

hydrogen fuel cell electric aircraft zeroaviaThe US firm ZeroAvia is one step closer to bringing its zero emission electric aircraft to market, powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

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Electric Helicopter Makes Historic Flight

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 01:32:32 +0000

Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft have been all the rage for a few years, but what about good old helicopters? Naturally, conventional helicopters are powered by fossil fuels, but they can be electric too. One converted electric helicopter is eager to go on an epic journey to show the potential there, and for […]

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Archer Partners With Molicel To Supply Battery Cells For Archer Midnight Aircraft

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 23:30:34 +0000

archer Midnight™ AircraftArcher Aviation has chosen Molicel to provide the battery cells for its new Archer Midnight aircraft. E-One Moli Energy Corp. (Molicel), an industry-leading supplier of lithium-ion battery cells, will manufacture and supply the battery cells for Archer’s production of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Midnight. Archer Aviation has been a leader in eVTOL […]

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1st Self-Flying, 4-Seat, All-Electric, Vertical Takeoff & Landing Air Taxi

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 04:39:38 +0000

California’s Wisk Aero claims that it has developed the first self-flying, fully electric, 4-seat air taxi in the world. This is its 6th generation air taxi and it is reportedly “designed to meet and exceed rigorous commercial safety standards, making it one of the safest systems in aviation,” according to Wisk Aero. But how real […]

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Orders For Eviation Alice Electric Plane Pass $2 Billion

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2022 03:57:45 +0000

Eviation Aircraft has just announced that the order book for the all-electric Alice airplane has passed a total value of $2 billion. Eviation is developing all-electric aircraft that are built to make flight sustainable, affordable, and a quiet solution to regional travel. On September 27, Eviation’s Alice electric plane conducted its first flight at Moses […]

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Eviation Elbows Into Crowded Electric Aircraft Field With New “Alice” Zero Emission Airplane

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 13:00:37 +0000

electric aircraft Eviation Alice zero emission aviationElectric aircraft have been slow to take flight, but a new burst of momentum is brewing as the firm Eviation launches the first flight of its Alice zero emission aircraft.

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Electric Airplane Flights Coming to Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean — in 2027

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2022 16:13:11 +0000

Eviation Alice electric airplane interior seats layout designElectric aircraft are all the rage, and they have been for several years, but when are we going to see actual commercial electric airplane options for normal people? Soon! Well, sort of soon. The electric aircraft “Alice” from Eviation Aircraft has been getting real orders lately, including from a young airline based in Florida. There’s […]

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United Airlines Puts $15 Million Bet On Electric Aircraft Startup Eve Air Mobility

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2022 03:10:06 +0000

There are various views on electric aircraft. Some think electric aircraft are clearly the future, while others think it’s all fluff. Then, of course, there’s the middle ground. What really inspires confidence, though, is when big shots in the aviation industry start putting money behind the technology. On that topic, United Airlines has invested $15 […]

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