Archer Completes Midnight’s Transition Flight (Video)

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2024 23:12:28 +0000

Midnight Is Archer’s Second Full-Scale EVTOL Aircraft To Achieve This Milestone Midnight completed the transition flight on June 8th flying at speeds of 100+ MPH At ~6,500 lb, Midnight is believed to be one of the largest eVTOL aircraft to complete transition, which is critical to being able to carry … [continued]

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World’s 1st In-Flight Study of Commercial Aircraft Using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Shows Significant Non-CO2 Emission Reductions

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2024 15:46:27 +0000

In-flight measurements from an A350 aircraft using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) show a significant reduction in soot particle emissions and formation of contrail ice crystals compared to using conventional aviation fuel Global model simulations estimate 26% reduction in contrails’ climate impact when using 100% SAF Results from the world’s … [continued]

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KakaoMobility Selects Archer Aviation As Its eVTOL Partner & Will Fund Archer’s Korean Commercialization Efforts

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2024 04:08:51 +0000

Together They Will Conduct Public Flight Demonstrations As Part Of Korea’s Grand Challenge As Soon As Q4’2024 The Korean government has set the goal of commercializing urban air mobility in the country by the mid-2020s, and in support of that objective the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) is … [continued]

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Lilium Looking to Expand into High-Volume Production Facilities in France

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:10:13 +0000

Lilium is one of the top electric aircraft companies we’ve been keeping an eye on for the past several years. It’s always seemed to have a pretty sensible, practical, efficient approach to getting electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles to the next level. Just one week ago we got … [continued]

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Archer Aviation Completes Installation Of High-Volume Battery Pack Manufacturing Line

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Fri, 10 May 2024 12:17:53 +0000

Archer’s battery pack manufacturing team has installed an “automotive style” line that is designed for high-volume production from day one with the capability of producing up to 15,000 battery packs per year This facility will produce the proprietary battery packs needed to support the ramp of Archer’s aircraft production at … [continued]

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Wright Electric & Columbia University Receive U.S. Department of Energy Award for Ultra-Lightweight Battery Development

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2024 15:35:48 +0000

MALTA, NEW YORK — Wright Electric, in collaboration with Columbia University, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Pioneering Railroad, Oceanic and Plane Electrification with 1K energy storage systems (PROPEL-1K) for their groundbreaking work on … [continued]

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Hydrogen Electric Aircraft Scheme Hatched By EU Nations

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2024 12:19:41 +0000

Plans for hydrogen infrastructure are being hatched at European airports to support fuel cell electric aircraft.

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Electric Aircraft Offer Major Climate Benefits

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2024 19:13:49 +0000

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have performed the world’s first life cycle assessment (LCA) of an existing, two-seater, … [continued]

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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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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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