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Lilium Flirts With Biomimicry, Wins Red Dot Award

August 18th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

One benefit of the new wave of electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) and electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) airplanes is the freedom the electric propulsion system gives designers. Airbus has a "Bird of Prey" concept that will please most Star Trek fans, and now a flying Manta Ray could grace our skies in a few years


30% Fuel Savings When Flying UTC’s Hybrid-Electric Regional Planes (Soon)

April 5th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Imagine if airlines could save 30 percent on fuel if they switched to electric mobility? A hybrid-electric aircraft is one way to get there. United Technologies Corp. (UTC) wants us to use such airplanes based on hybrid electric turboprops for future regional. The company is testing and opening the electric urban air mobility (UAM) market as we speak


eVTOL Aircraft Are Getting Closer To Flying You Than You Can Imagine

February 9th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

I'm always surprised talking about electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft technology at a party. Most people think electric urban air mobility (eUAM) won't happen for a decade. Apart from the sad fact I talk about such things at parties, their reaction is puzzling. While most people think eVTOL aircraft won't happen for a long time, that is a serious underestimation. Many aviation heavy-hitters and startups are already testing them. Heck, you can even buy one now



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