Seaplanes Get Electric With Magnix & Harbour Air

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 18:48:36 +0000

Harbour Air ePlane1 Photo: https://www.harbourair.com/seaplanes-to-eplanes-a-project-update/We’ve heard about electric air mobility for a few years now, and even electric boats, but Harbour Air, based in Vancouver, Canada, is the only one tackling electric seaplanes, as we previously covered

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The NBAA Pushes Electric Air Mobility In The Las Vegas Limelight

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 02:39:24 +0000

NBAA-BACE 2019 UAM Jaunt Air Mobility Display. Photo: Nicolas ZartThe National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) outdid itself this year. Electric urban air mobility (UAM) was present with new players Jaunt Air Mobility, the fascinating XTI Aircraft, Uber Elevate, Bell, Boeing, and Airbus. What was so special about it this year? It wasn’t the timid show of electric UAM shows of the past. Can you say, “They’re here…?”

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Porsche & Boeing Sign An Agreement To Work On “Premium” eVTOL Aircraft

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:07:04 +0000

Boeing eVTOL Air TaxiSome big news this week is that Boeing and Porsche have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to look into the “premium” electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft market. Porsche says it wants to design a premium eVTOL aircraft and Boeing has aerodynamic expertise — hence the connection. The news introduces a few key turning points with both automakers and aviation. Both of these companies are established players and are feeling the media heat from aviation and road vehicle startups. I’m excited because I’ve been waiting for the convergence of road and air for the past three years

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Why Are Tourist Airplanes So Loud?

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:27:26 +0000

Brice Canyon. Photo: Nicolas ZartAfter an 11-day hike around Zion Canyon, Brice Canyon, and the Grand Canyon, one thing became clear. Why are tourist parks and monument aviation so loud? We need quieter and cleaner electric mobility

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