August 23rd, 2020 | by Jo Borrás
Earlier this month, EAG, a UK-based engineering and development company, presented what appears to be the world’s first hybrid electric airplane for regional fleets. It's called the HERA, and with its ultra-low operating cost, whisper-quiet running, and room for up to 70 commercial passengers, the new concept promises to reinvigorate the sustainable mass transportation market
April 24th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás
Quantum Air announced plans to launch what it's calling a world's first -- an air taxi service using a fleet of 26 all-electric flying taxis to shuttle passengers between major points in the greater Los Angeles area
February 13th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Airbus this week unveiled its MAVERIC blended wing airplane prototype which it says would be more spacious for passengers and up to 20% more efficient.
December 20th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
The Rolls-Royce ACCEL is one slippery and sleek design, ready to duke it out in the soon-to-start Air Race
August 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
ZeroAvia announced this week it has been conducting test flights of a hydrogen fuel cell powered electric airplane under the auspices of the FAA. It plans to build 10 to 20 passenger airplanes for flights up to 500 miles.
July 28th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
Forgive the last few weeks of relative silence as we gather a storm of news and press releases regarding the world of electric aviation. One of the big biggest air shows in the world, AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, just wrapped up. As with any major air shows, companies use that time to reveal plans and purchases
February 12th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
Airbus just released the results of a preliminary survey, Preliminary Community Perception Study, on the public's perception of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), and it's mostly favorable
December 25th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
Eviation Aircraft has announced that it was selected by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for research and development associated with a four-year undergraduate engineering program in its Prescott campus. The program will start in spring of 2019. Embry-Riddle is well known as the world's largest fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. CleanTechnica interviews Eviation Aircraft CEO Omer Bar-Yohay
October 31st, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
EasyJet and Wright Electric intend to begin testing a 9-passenger electric airplane in 2019 and to have 150-seat aircraft in commercial service within ten years.
October 29th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers in Sweden say carbon fiber can store electricity if the manufacturing process is tweaked a little bit. The implications for decarbonizing the transportation sector are intriguing.
August 31st, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
James Dyson is building a tech center and test track at an old airfield in the UK. Eventually, he expects up to 2000 engineers will be employed there developing an electric car. But does he have something else in mind?
July 17th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
Equator Aircraft of Norway recently took center stage at the Farnborough International Airshow with its take on the future of electric aviation. The aviation startup showed off the maiden flight of its electric-hybrid seaplane prototype, the P2 Xcursion
February 21st, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
Boeing just dug into its pocket to acquire the Californian-based energy storage solution provider, Cuberg, for its HorizonX Ventures
February 7th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Ehang and Airbus are pushing ahead with plans for autonomous electric aircraft they say will solve the problem of urban congestion. Is the world ready for this
September 27th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
EasyJet and Wright Electric are planning to begin commercial service using electric airplanes within 10 years
May 6th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart
The SolarStratos Stratospheric Solar Airplane from Payerne, Switzerland, is an ambitious project taking to the stratosphere on nothing more than pure sunshine
December 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
SolarStratos, a Swiss start-up, may have just the answer for you wanderlust — an airplane that uses solar power to lift people to the edge of space and return them gently to earth