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Sunday, November 28, 2021

ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT

European consortium flies hybrid-electric airplane prototypes

Consortium Flies Hybrid-Electric Airplane PrototypesUnder the guidance of Pipistrel’s Vertical Solutions, a consortium of eight partners in the European Union, MAHEPA, have concluded a project designed to advance alternative propulsion and regional air transport.

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26Rolls-Royce has presented its new mtu fuel cell system for a future CO2-free energy supply for the first time at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland

FBO leaders call electric the fuel of the future

FBO Leaders Call Electric the Fuel of the FutureElectric is coming but infrastructure issues must be addressed, said Clay Lacy Aviation’s Cutshall, speaking at NATA’s Aviation Business Conference.

Bye Aerospace Raises $19 Million in Series B Funding – Flying

Bye Aerospace Raises $19 Million in Series B Funding - FLYING MagazineBye Aerospace, a leader in the all-electric flight market, raised $19.64 million of Series B venture funding from undisclosed investors last week.

Heart Aerospace CEO Talks Electric Airplanes & 200 Plane Pre-Orders (Part 1)

Heart Aerospace CEO Talks Electric Airplanes & 200 Plane Pre-Orders (Part 1)We’re at the flattest point of the sigmoid curve of electric aviation, but the steep section is coming. Heart Aerospace is going to be taking off with it.

Diamond Announces Plans to Create All-Electric Trainer

Diamond Announces Plans to Create All-Electric TrainerAfter years of experimenting with hybrid electric prototypes, Diamond Aircraft will begin developing its first fully-electric airplane, the Austria-based manufacturer announced Tuesday.

Flapper and Skyportz choose Electra’s electric aircraft for flight services in Latin America and Australia

Flapper and Skyportz choose Electra’s electric aircraft for flight services in Latin America and AustraliaPurchase agreements raise total Electra commitments to 180 aircraft.

A Florida college is the first in the US to own and operate an electric aircraft — meet Pipistrel’s Velis Electro

A Florida college is the first in the US to own and operate an electric aircraft — meet Pipistrel’s Velis ElectroSlovenia-based Pipistrel is a light aircraft manufacturer that has built the world’s first and only type-rated electric aircraft, known as Velis Electro.

Winners of UK £3 million zero emissions aviation competition announced

Winners of UK £3 million zero emissions aviation competition announcedThe 15 named projects will receive over £700,000 to bring forward research to support UK airports receiving electric and hydrogen aircraft The competition winners The 15 successful entries are...

Pipistrel Velis Electro Wins Aircraft Design Award

Pipistrel Velis Electro Wins Aircraft Design AwardSlovenia-based Pipistrel Aircraft wins Aircraft Design Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, for its environmentally friendly Velis Electro.

Bristow partners with Vertical Aerospace to electrify helicopter market

Bristow partners with Vertical Aerospace to electrify helicopter marketBristow Group and Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd have announced a plan to cooperate on the certification, operational planning and potential purchase of up to 50 eVTOL aircraft.

All eyes on Eviation’s Alice, the electric plane made in Arlington WA

All eyes on Alice, the electric plane made in Arlington | HeraldNet.com. If all goes well, Eviation’s battery-powered airplane will make its debut test flight later this year.

All-electric aircraft from Rolls-Royce completes maiden flight in Britain

All-electric aircraft from Rolls-Royce completes maiden flight in BritainThe airplane flew across skies in the U.K. for around 15 minutes this week.

Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation for Alice All-Electric Aircraft Charging Stations

Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation for Alice All-Electric Aircraft Charging StationsEviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, today announced a partnership with Clay Lacy Aviation to provide electric charging as part of its Fixed Based Operator (FBO) network of services. The partnership is the first FBO agreement for Eviation that will allow for the charging of Alice, its all-electric aircraft, at all Clay Lacy Aviation FBOs in preparation for the plane's expected entry into service in 2024.

VoltAero to cross English Channel with its Cassio 1 electric aircraft

VoltAero will repeat a history-making electric aviation crossing of the English Channel with its Cassio 1 demonstrator aircraft - VoltAeroThe VoltAero team will perform its second historic crossing of the English Channel with an electric aircraft, using the company’s Cassio 1 demonstrator to fly between France and the United Kingdom for participation in the ACE21 Air Charter Expo and a visit to Cranfield University.

Air New Zealand plans to be flying electric aircraft by 2030

Air NZ plans to be flying electric aircraft by 2030, chief pilot saysIts turboprop fleets will eventually be replaced by aircraft powered by an alternative energy source, chief pilot says.

Mesa Airlines Excited To Fly Heart Aerospace’s 19-Seat Electric Aircraft

Mesa Airlines Excited To Fly Heart Aerospace’s 19-Seat AircraftUS regional carrier, Mesa Airlines, is excited to fly Heart Aerospace’s 19-seat electric aircraft. Billed as the world’s…

Eviation readies for first flight. CEO welcomes a “New Age in Aviation”

Israeli all-electric plane maker readies for 1st flight, new ‘age of aviation’Eviation signs deal with DHL to deliver 12 aircraft for cargo operations, set to reveal new customers for commuter planes

Flying taxis will be here sooner than you think

Up in the sky! It’s a ... flying taxi? That’s right, and they’ll be here sooner than you thinkHoly George Jetson! Airborne cars are right around the corner and Jersey is right in the middle of things

Wright Electric tests its 2-megawatt electric engines for passenger planes

Wright tests its 2-megawatt electric engines for passenger planes – TechCrunchJust like the automotive industry, aerospace has its sights set on going electric — but flying with battery-powered engines is a tougher proposition than rolling. Wright is among the startups looking to change the math and make electrified flight possible at scales beyond small aircraft — and its 2…

EASA approves Skycharge, electric aircraft charging solution

EASA approves Skycharge solution - electrive.comThe Skycharge solution developed by Green Motion and Pipistrel was recently approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as the world’s first OEM-independent electric aircraft charging station. Slovenian aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel and Swiss charging station provider Green Motion had a…

Martha’s Vineyard Airport considers electric plane charging infrastructure

Airport considers electric plane charging - The Martha’s Vineyard TimesMartha’s Vineyard Airport is looking at potentially installing support infrastructure for electric aircraft and ground transportation. At Thursday’s meeting of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission (MVAC), airport director Geoff Freeman said all aspects of sustainable electric technology are bein…

Reykjavik Flight Academy to purchase all-electric, Bye Aerospace eFlyers

Press announcement – Reykjavik Flight Academy - Bye AerospaceReykjavik Flight Academy has entered into an agreement for the purchase of three all-electric eFlyer training aircraft. With the purchase, the school breaks new ground in the history of flight instruction in Iceland, where for the first time students will be offered instruction on aircraft that run …

Electric planes are coming, but not yet jumbo jet size – Middle East & Gulf News

Electric planes are coming, but not yet jumbo jet size - Middle East & Gulf News | AME InfoFrom airlines in Brazil to those in the US, from DHL to FedEx, many companies in the transport of people and cargo are looking to electrify the skies

Seaglider: This all-electric, boat-plane hybrid could transform inter-city commutes

Seaglider: This boat-plane hybrid could transform inter-city commutesBoston-based REGENT is working on an all-electric “seaglider,” a boat-plane hybrid with top speeds of 180 miles-per-hour. The company hopes it could transform the inter-city commute.

“Green” Self-Charging Electric Plane with Range of 500 Miles – Bristow Group Joins Forces with Electra.aero

Development of “Green” Self-Charging Electric Plane with Range of 500 Miles Gets Boost as Bristow Group Joins Forces with Electra.aero/PRNewswire/ -- Electra.aero to develop hybrid-electric aircraft that takes off in 300x100 ft and carries 5-7 passengers or 1,800 pounds of cargo up to 500...

Florida Institute of Technology becomes first US university to operate an electric aircraft

Florida Institute of Technology becomes first US university to operate an electric aircraft | Aerospace Testing InternationalThe Florida Institute of Technology has purchased and is operating Pipistrel’s Velis Electro electric aircraft

Overair’s Butterfly, Sleek Passenger eVTOL Might Be the World’s Quietest Electric Aircraft

This Sleek Passenger eVTOL Might Be the World’s Quietest Electric AircraftOverair’s Butterfly has four large propulsors that make it energy efficient—and much quieter than its competitors.

BlackFly: This New Electric Aircraft is Affordable, Green, and Safe for the Public

BlackFly: This New Electric Aircraft is Affordable, Green, and Safe for the PublicFor the price of a luxury SUV, consumers all over the country could soon have their own personal aircraft for weekend fun without the need for a pilot’s license. The one-seater BlackFly, the world’s first all-electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, provided four successful test

Ampaire demonstrates first hybrid electric aircraft in Scotland

Ampaire demonstrates first hybrid electric aircraft in ScotlandKIRKWALL, SCOTLAND – Ampaire celebrates the first hybrid electric flights in Scotland today, crossing the Pentland Firth from Kirkwall Airport (KOI) on the Orkney Isles to regional airport Wick John O’Groats Airport (WIC) in the north of mainland Scotland. This milestone marks the first set of demon…

HYDROGEN FUEL CELL AIRCRAFT

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26Rolls-Royce has presented its new mtu fuel cell system for a future CO2-free energy supply for the first time at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland

Wright Electric plans to put 100-passenger electric airplanes in service by 2026

Wright Electric Plans To Put 100-Passenger Electric Airplanes In Service By 2026Wright Electric plans to have 100-passenger electric airplanes in service by 2026. This week, California-based Wright Electric announced its plans to begin flying a 100-passenger all-electric airplane on routes of 1 hour or less by 2027. How does it expect to do that? By converting BAe 146 regional aircraft — originally manufactured by BAE Systems in 1983 — to electric power starting in 2026. The BAe 146 was chosen for several reasons...

2021 Hydrogen Aviation Summit, hosted by ZeroAvia – Virtual

ZeroAvia Annual Hydrogen Aviation Summit 2021The industry-leading event for exploring the adoption, advances, and potential of hydrogen aviation. A forum for discussion to drive consensus and rapid deployment of the only long-term, scalable solution to effectively decarbonize the aviation industry.

Winners of UK £3 million zero emissions aviation competition announced

Winners of UK £3 million zero emissions aviation competition announcedThe 15 named projects will receive over £700,000 to bring forward research to support UK airports receiving electric and hydrogen aircraft The competition winners The 15 successful entries are...

Large hydrogen-powered airliners could be in service by 2030

Large hydrogen-powered airliners could be in service by 2030In May 2021 Clean Sky 2 published its first Technology Evaluator1. One of its main conclusions is that “the main focus on decarbonising aviation should... In May 2021 Clean Sky 2 published its first Technology Evaluator1. One of its main conclusions is that “the main focus on decarbonising aviation should be on short-range aircraft flying distances of less than 4,000km, however with much larger passenger capacity, well over 300, even over 400 passengers in the cabin. This type of aircraft does not exist today.” This article, however, will show that the ideal type of aircraft almost exists now if liquid hydrogen is the preferred fuel...

Air New Zealand and Airbus to partner on hydrogen-powered aircraft research

Air New Zealand and Airbus to partner on hydrogen-powered aircraft research – Business TravellerThe carrier said the agreement was “an opportunity for the airline to be part of the design and definition of how a hydrogen-powered aircraft might fit into its own operations”…

Paragon looks to hydrogen engines for its ultra-long-range Soar eVTOL

Paragon looks to hydrogen engines for its ultra-long-range Soar eVTOLParagon VTOL Aerospace is working on a second-gen version of its nine-seat Soar air taxi design, and it’s settled on hydrogen-burning engines for a powertrain it claims will deliver monster range figures between 300-900 miles (480-1,450 km), depending on passenger numbers.

HyPoint and Piasecki Aircraft Partnership Aims to Create Hydrogen Fuel Cell System for eVTOLs

HyPoint and Piasecki Aircraft Partnership Aims to Create Hydrogen Fuel Cell System for eVTOLs - Aviation TodayWith aircraft emissions and sustainability becoming a leading concern in the industry, the development of electric aircraft, like electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has accelerated. However, most of these aircraft are depending on lithium-ion batteries, which are generally heavy…

Electric Vs Hydrogen – What’s The Future Of Aviation?

Electric Vs Hydrogen - What’s The Future Of Aviation?Many industries are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint in the future. The aviation sector is…

World Economic Forum and aviation industry partners launch Target True Zero initiative

Target True Zero Initiative Launches To Achieve Zero Emissions AviationLaunched by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and joined by a number of leading aviation industry partners, the Target True Zero initiative will identify ways to accelerate zero-emission aviation by leveraging electric and hydrogen technologies.

Electric Vs Hydrogen – Which Is Best For The Future Of Aviation?

Electric Vs Hydrogen - Which Is Best For The Future Of Aviation? - Simple FlyingThat commercial aviation needs to do everything it can to mitigate its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions is…

Airbus: Zero-emission concept aircraft nears reality

Zero-emission concept aircraft nears reality – Aerospace ManufacturingIn a Q&A session, Glenn Llewellyn, Airbus’ head of zero emissions discusses the company’s new zero-emission Hydrogen ZEROe aircraft concepts and its leading role in the most important transition this industry has ever seen.

Airbus exploring hydrogen fuel cell propellor “pods” for aircraft propulsion

Airbus exploring hydrogen fuel cell propellor “pods” for aircraft propulsionAirbus is conducting studies to determine how scalable a hydrogen fuel cell “pod” configuration, among others, could be to large commercial aircraft. The aviation industry has developed numerous configurations—twinjet, s-duct, winglets, contra-rotating propellers—over the last five decades that have…

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Hydrogen: 3 things to watch in 2021

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Hydrogen: 3 things to watch in 2021A flood of investments and energy industry pledges made 2020 a breakout year for low-carbon hydrogen. But 2021 may be when the hype gives way to hard questions.

Airbus is taking hydrogen seriously, and infrastructure issues seem a little more solvable.

Airbus wants to bring hydrogen tech to planes, as doubts about its potential in cars continue.Airbus is taking hydrogen seriously, and infrastructure issues seem a little more solvable.

ZeroAvia granted millions in investments and funding

ZeroAvia granted millions in investments and funding - electrive.comZeroAvia, a company specialising in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has raised the equivalent of 17.5 million euros in a Series A financing round and, in parallel, received a commitment for a million-euro grant from the British government. ZeroAvia is also partnering with British Airways. Zero…

Airbus Unveils ‘Podded’ Engine Design for ZEROe Program

Airbus Unveils ‘Podded’ Engine Design for ZEROe ProgramA new design featuring six eight-bladed pods mounted beneath the aircraft wing represents Airbus’s latest effort to “scale up” hydrogen-powered engines.

Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft takes off in Stuttgart

Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft takes off in Stuttgart - electrive.comThe latest generation of the world’s first four-seater hydrogen fuel cell aircraft, the Hy4, has now been unveiled at Stuttgart Airport. The latest generation of the Hy4’s propulsion system recently received test flight permission, which means that the model can now take off at Stuttgart Airport. Th…

British Airways Wants Hydrogen Flight Revolution To Come Sooner

British Airways Wants Hydrogen Flight Revolution To Come Sooner - Simple FlyingEnvironmental discourses are becoming increasingly prevalent in the airline industry. As such, carriers are looking to develop more…

In-depth Q&A: Hydrogen to solve climate change.

Does the world need hydrogen to solve climate change? | Carbon BriefFor the purposes of achieving net-zero emissions, hydrogen production will need to be switched from grey to green and blue.

Hydrogen fuel could revolutionize airlines. Here’s how that could look

Hydrogen fuel could revolutionize airlines. Here’s how that could lookAirbus is working on developing a hydrogen-powered plane that could enter commercial service by 2035.

This aviation startup is soaring ahead with hydrogen-electric powered planes

This aviation startup is soaring ahead with hydrogen-powered planesZeroAvia’s hydrogen technology could be the answer to aviations environmental problems. Retrofitting existing planes, they expect to be flying passengers commerically by 2023.

Airbus to abandon gasoline, switch to hydrogen-electric airliners in 15 yrs

Airbus to abandon gasoline, switch to hydrogen in 15 yrs | Recto MerceneGlobal warming’s apocalyptic manifestations are here for the world to see: frequent, stronger and deadly typhoons, Pacific islands vanishing under the onslaught of rising sea levels, infernal forest fires from the Amazon and Brazil to the Russian tundra all the way to California. In 2019 worldwide, …

Airbus’ ZERO-e line. Why this space age airplane could change flying forever

Why this space age airplane could change flying foreverIt looks like something out of “Star Trek,” and runs on a fuel experts once thought “crazy,” but Airbus hopes that in 15 years we’ll be flying into a greener future aboard this new zero-emission aircraft concept.

ZeroAvia Completes Milestone Hydrogen Fuel Cell Flight

ZeroAvia Completes Milestone Hydrogen Fuel Cell FlightTechnicians from ZeroAvia pull out their hydrogen fuel cell-powered Piper Malibu Mirage for its historic first flight.

How Would A Hydrogen Passenger Plane Work?

How Would A Hydrogen Passenger Plane Work? - Simple FlyingIt is being touted as a potential “holy grail” in the quest to decarbonize aviation. Hydrogen already successfully…

Airbus unveils ‘first zero-emission planes’ plan

Airbus unveils ‘first zero-emission planes’ planThe aerospace giant said its hydrogen-fuelled passenger planes could be in service by 2035.

Hydrogen, fuel cell: this is how Airbus envisions a CO2-free future

Hydrogen, fuel cell: this is how Airbus envisions a CO2-free future - WELT - Pledge TimesGuillaume Faury is under pressure. The head of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus has just informed his employees that due to the slump in aviation as a result

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MagniX teams up with Universal Hydrogen for electric airplane conversion projectMagniX says it’s partnering with a startup called Universal Hydrogen to retrofit 40-passenger regional aircraft with carbon-free, hydrogen-electric powertrains.

Hydrogen Aircraft Startup Targets Asia-Pacific in Rollout

Hydrogen Aircraft Startup Targets Asia-Pacific in Rollout - Smart Aviation Asia-PacificUS start-up Universal Hydrogen is developing a hydrogen-electric regional aircraft by 2024 to kick-start the adoption of hydrogen fuel in the aviation industry, with an Asia-Pacific airline potentially the launch...

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UK: Bristol Airport’s battery bus: On route for a carbon-free future

Bristol’s battery bus: On route for a carbon-free futureAiming to be the first net zero airport in the UK by 2030, Bristol Airport has recently implemented a new environmentally friendly scheme: an electric bus.

Global design competition reveals potential airports of the future

Global design competition reveals potential airports of the future – Airport WorldTen entries have been shortlisted for the 2021 Fentress Global Challenge (FGC), which garnered more than 80 entries from students around the globe. FGC is an annual international student design competition launched in 2011 by Curtis Fentress, that encourages and rewards innovative design in public architecture. This year’s competition challenged students to envision airport mobility in the year 2100.

Fentress Architects unveils shortlist for Airport of the Future competition

Fentress unveils shortlist for Airport of the Future competition - Passenger Terminal TodayFentress Architects has unveiled the shortlist for the 2021 Fentress Global Challenge (FGC) Airport of the Future competition, which garnered more than 80 entries from students around the world. FGC is an annual international student design competition launched in 2011 by Curtis Fentress that encour…

SHFT | SFO Terminal Lands LEED Gold Certification

SHFT | SFO Terminal Lands LEED Gold CertificationNew terminal pushes sustainable airport architecture into the 21st century

Construction begins on Denver International Airport solar projects

Construction begins on Denver International Airport solar projectsWork has begun at Denver International Airport to construct two new solar arrays, intended to more than double the amount of solar energy generated at the airport by 2022, the

Construction expected to start by spring on Springfield airport ‘advanced air mobility’ research facility

Construction expected to start by spring on Springfield airport ‘advanced air mobility’ research facilitySpringfield has been awarded $6 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to build a two-story facility and hangar at the local municipal airport.

Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation for Alice All-Electric Aircraft Charging Stations

Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation for Alice All-Electric Aircraft Charging StationsEviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, today announced a partnership with Clay Lacy Aviation to provide electric charging as part of its Fixed Based Operator (FBO) network of services. The partnership is the first FBO agreement for Eviation that will allow for the charging of Alice, its all-electric aircraft, at all Clay Lacy Aviation FBOs in preparation for the plane's expected entry into service in 2024.

Cleaner, Greener Airports: Making Aviation More Sustainable – Bangalore International (BLR)

Cleaner, Greener Airports: Making Aviation More Sustainable – BLR AirportHari K Marar discusses the growth of Bangalore International Airport (BLR) has driven through a pioneering sustainable mindset.

EASA approves Skycharge, electric aircraft charging solution

EASA approves Skycharge solution - electrive.comThe Skycharge solution developed by Green Motion and Pipistrel was recently approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as the world’s first OEM-independent electric aircraft charging station. Slovenian aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel and Swiss charging station provider Green Motion had a…

Martha’s Vineyard Airport considers electric plane charging infrastructure

Airport considers electric plane charging - The Martha’s Vineyard TimesMartha’s Vineyard Airport is looking at potentially installing support infrastructure for electric aircraft and ground transportation. At Thursday’s meeting of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission (MVAC), airport director Geoff Freeman said all aspects of sustainable electric technology are bein…

FAA Awards $766 million to Build Safer, More Sustainable Airports

FAA Awards $766 million to Build Safer, More Sustainable AirportsThrough the Department of Transportation, the FAA has awarded more than $766 million in grants aimed at building safer, more sustainable, and more accessible airports across the United States.

Making Aviation More Sustainable – Edinburgh Airport

Making Aviation More Sustainable - Edinburgh AirportGordon Dewar, Chief Executive at Edinburgh Airport, explains how the pandemic is not deterring the airport from their sustainable goals.

ACI awards Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 1 to Istanbul Airport

ACI awards Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 1 to Istanbul AirportFollowing Istanbul Airport’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, ACI Europe has awarded the airport with Level 1 of the ACA programme.

Ireland: Dublin airport achieves carbon neutral status

Dublin airport achieves carbon neutral status – Business TravellerThe airport reduced carbon emissions by 25 per cent between 2013 and 2019, and has plans to build a second onsite solar farm…

Riga Airport Joins Level Two of the Airport Carbon Accreditation

Riga Airport Joins Level Two of the Airport Carbon AccreditationDemonstrating the reduction of carbon emissions and confirming its readiness to work sustainably, Riga Airport has received the Level Two certificate of the global Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program.

UK: Manchester Airports Group offers prize for first zero-carbon commercial flight

Manchester Airports Group offers prize for first zero-carbon commercial flightOwner of Manchester and Stansted offers five years’ free landing fees as part of net-zero pledge

Green initiative: Indian airports look to electric ground support equipment

Indian Airports Look To Electric Vehicles - Simple FlyingAs a part of its green push, Indian airports are considering electric vehicles for airport operations. A few…

India: AAI, NTPC sign MoU to make airports 100% solar-powered

AAI, NTPC sign MoU to make airports 100% solar-poweredInitially, solar plants shall be set up at airports in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, which require a PV capacity of around 55 MW and 8 MW, respectively, to become 100% solar-powered.

Cambodia’s airports step up their efforts to achieve carbon neutrality

Cambodia’s airports step up their efforts to achieve carbon neutrality - Airport WorldAll the latest airport news. Airport World is the official magazine of The Airports Council International (ACI) World.

Hyundai, KT and Incheon Airport start planning for flying cars

Hyundai, KT and Incheon Airport start planning for flying carsHyundai Motor, Hyundai Engineering and Construction (Hyundai E&C), KT and the Incheon International Airport Corporation have agreed to work together on developing the airborne vehicle industry, with plans to launch flying cars by 2025.

The coming clean, quiet, electric aircraft bring an urge to pause on Aspen airport plans.

Guest commentary: An urge to pause on the Aspen airport plansTo the Pitkin Board of County Commissioners:“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”— Maya AngelouThe majority of our valley residents and the Vision Committee now have new important information since the January 2020 vote was taken to recommend reconfigurat…

Aspen Airport Vision Committee: Greatly reduced noise and emissions, a beautiful new “net-zero” terminal and a dramatically reduced carbon footprint

Guest commentary: Our future airport: a worthy visionThe “common ground” plan recommended by the Airport Vision Committee would create an airport with enhanced safety, greatly reduced noise and emissions, more fuel-efficient planes, a beautiful new “net-zero” terminal

LEED Certification: The demand for green airport architecture

The Push to LEED: The Demand to Become Green at Airports – AirlineGeeks.comIn recent decades, the push to improve green technology has led to the creation of new alternative energies like solar power and wind turbines. This push for green technologies has also pushed airports to achieve a new type of rating as they build or evolve their current structures. The sought-out c…

New Zealand: Hawke’s Bay Airport to host country’s biggest solar farm.

Unused airport land will be used for country’s biggest solar farmWith Covid-19 cutting passenger growth, Hawke’s Bay Airport is look for new ways to make money.

Sustainable development: Air France continues to invest in electric ramp equipment

Sustainable development: Air France continues to invest in electric ramp equipment - Aviation24.beAs part of its sustainable development policy, Air France has set itself the aim of halving its CO2 emissions per passenger-km by 2030. To achieve this, the airline is doing all it can to reduce its carbon footprint at every stage of its value chain, both on the ground and onboard. For several years…

Will Covid-19 change airport design forever?

Will Covid-19 change airport design forever?Scott Gorenc, studio design director for Corgan’s aviation studio, discusses how airport design is going to change as a result of Covid-19.

SFO Deploys All-Electric Zero-Emission Buses

SFO Deploys All-Electric Zero-Emission Buses - Rus Tourism NewsThe San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today announced the deployment of six 40-foot all-electric zero-emission buses

Vertiport Infrastructure: New Tech, Old Regulations

Vertiport Infrastructure: New Tech, Old RegulationsThe urban air mobility (UAM) market is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate of 11.33% over the next ten years, with an ultimate outlook of $15.2

Avinor Oslo Airport becomes first in Nordics with electric buses between plane and gate

Avinor Oslo Airport becomes first in Nordics with electric buses between plane and gate | Airport BusinessAvinor Oslo Airport has become the first in the Nordics to use electric buses to carry passengers between gates and aircraft. “This is a very important ste

Toronto Pearson International Airport Wins Environment Award for 60% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Toronto Pearson Wins Environment Award for 60% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas EmissionsAs of the end of 2019, the GTAA had actually reduced Scope 1 & 2 emissions by almost 60% versus a 2006 baseline, with approximately 30% of these reductions coming from GTAA operational changes and innovations and the other 30% attributed to the cleaning of the provincial power supply

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Taking to the skies in jets fueled by used cooking oil

Taking to the skies in jets fueled by used cooking oilUsed cooking oil is fuelling jets and will play a key part in reducing carbon emissions in the aviation industry.

NASA technology innovations will help US meet sustainable aviation goals

NASA Technology Innovations Will Help US Meet Sustainable Aviation GoalsNASA Administrator Bill Nelson recently joined federal government and industry leaders at a White House event highlighting sustainable aviation and the administration’s focus on medium- and long-term goals to combat climate change. The event highlighted a plan to reduce aviation carbon emissions

China: Green Flight Initiative aired in North Bund International Aviation Forum

Green Flight Initiative Aired in North Bund International Aviation ForumSHANGHAI, Nov. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 4, the first North Bund International Aviation Forum, with the theme on the sustainable development of the global aviation industry, was held in China's economic hub Shanghai, injecting new aviation elements and driving power into the city's development into an international shipping center. Jointly organized by China Eastern Air Holding Company Limited and Shanghai Airport Authority, this event was a parallel forum of the North Bund Forum.

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26

Rolls-Royce debuts mtu fuel cell system and all-electric aircraft at COP26Rolls-Royce has presented its new mtu fuel cell system for a future CO2-free energy supply for the first time at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland

Emissions-free Electra ferry will start servicing shipping routes by 2024

The Emission-Free Electra Ferry Will Start Servicing Shipping Routes By 2024The proprietary hydrofoil technology and podded propulsion system of the Electra will deliver a smooth and speedy cruise with zero emissions.

FBO leaders call electric the fuel of the future

FBO Leaders Call Electric the Fuel of the FutureElectric is coming but infrastructure issues must be addressed, said Clay Lacy Aviation’s Cutshall, speaking at NATA’s Aviation Business Conference.

FAA approves hundreds more engines to use unleaded avgas – AOPA

FAA approves hundreds more engines to use unleaded avgasThe FAA has approved approximately 611 more engine models to burn General Aviation Modifications Inc.’s 100-octane unleaded avgas that, when combined with approvals announced in July, account for about 70 percent of the GA aircraft fleet’s powerplants. An AOPA consultant said the move signals the FA…

Japan grants a safety certificate for an electric flying car, for the first time

It’s Official. Japan Granted a Safety Certificate to a Flying Car, for the First TimeTokyo-based startup’s eVTOL flying car concept SkyDrive is now one step closer to commercialization after Japan lit the green light. SkyDrive, the Tokyo-based startup developing an eVTOL flying car concept, revealed that it has been granted a safety certificate by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT), a press statement reveals. SkyDrive first revealed its early flying car prototype to the world in 2018, before it went on to successfully conduct its first piloted test flight last year.

Heart Aerospace CEO Talks Electric Airplanes & 200 Plane Pre-Orders (Part 1)

Heart Aerospace CEO Talks Electric Airplanes & 200 Plane Pre-Orders (Part 1)We’re at the flattest point of the sigmoid curve of electric aviation, but the steep section is coming. Heart Aerospace is going to be taking off with it.

First lung delivery by drone is ‘stepping stone’ for Unither’s eVTOL organ flights

First lung delivery by drone is ‘stepping stone’ for Unither’s eVTOL organ flightsEmerging from stealth mode, Unither Bioelectronics reveals it has made big strides in realizing its goal of using eVTOL aircraft to transport human organs.

Honda is Developing a Hybrid-Electric eVTOL

Honda is Developing a Hybrid-Electric eVTOL - Aviation TodayHonda Motor Co. has reveled new plans to develop a new electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, as part of a series of next generation technologies being researched and developed at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo. Details released by Honda in a Sept. 30 announcement are scarce, c…

Qatar Airways sees ‘continual improvement’ in waste, water and energy use

Qatar Airways sees ‘continual improvement’ in waste, water and energy useQatar Airways is “achieving continual improvement” for its environmental performance in waste, water and energy use via ongoing projects such as reduction of single-use plastics on board

Russia: Gazprom and Aeroflot join forces to develop “green” aviation fuel

Gazprom and Aeroflot join forces to develop “green” aviation fuel Gazprom Neft has entered into a partnership with Aeroflot to produce Russia’s first ever minimum-carbon-footprint sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).The agreement was signed by...

Joby air taxi completes record-breaking 154.6 mile flight

Joby Air Taxi Completes Record-Breaking 154.6 Mile FlightJoby completed more than 150 miles during developmental flight testing, setting new records as the longest eVTOL flight to date.

Telstra tests electric flying cars via 5G in Australia

Telstra tests electric flying cars via 5G | Weekly BlitzStep aside, Mount Panorama: flying-car pioneer AirSpeeder is leaning on Telstra company’s technical expertise to build a completely new racing format that will see pilots fighting to complete aerial circuits using full-sized electric flying cars. The “extreme, close proximity” Airspeeder EXA Series…

Large hydrogen-powered airliners could be in service by 2030

Large hydrogen-powered airliners could be in service by 2030In May 2021 Clean Sky 2 published its first Technology Evaluator1. One of its main conclusions is that “the main focus on decarbonising aviation should... In May 2021 Clean Sky 2 published its first Technology Evaluator1. One of its main conclusions is that “the main focus on decarbonising aviation should be on short-range aircraft flying distances of less than 4,000km, however with much larger passenger capacity, well over 300, even over 400 passengers in the cabin. This type of aircraft does not exist today.” This article, however, will show that the ideal type of aircraft almost exists now if liquid hydrogen is the preferred fuel...

A new 9-Seat eVTOL is coming from Craft Aerospace

And it can fly 65 percent of domestic air routes.There are many VTOL concepts taking flight but only the ones offering long-range and decent payload capacity will stay afloat. Short-distance flights are losing their charm considering the transit time between residential spaces and airports. Factoring in the increasing traffic on these routes, one is instantly drawn to the promise of air taxis. Enter California-based Craft Aerospace, whose radical aircraft will take off from urban locations.. 

Why is LA so hot on flying cars? Look to Hollywood and ‘The Jetsons’

Why is LA so hot on flying cars? Look to Hollywood and ‘The Jetsons’From “Back to the Future” to “The Jetsons,” when pop culture imagines the future, it often includes flying cars. But what if a more realistic future instead involves mainly bikes and public transit?

When Airbus’ Aircraft Will Be 100% Compatible With Sustainable Aviation Fuels

When Airbus’ Aircraft Will Be 100% Compatible With Sustainable Aviation FuelsAll Airbus aircraft are presently certified to fly with up to a 50% blend of sustainable aviation fuel… test

NASA Innovations Will Help U.S. Meet Sustainable Aviation Goals

NASA Innovations Will Help U.S. Meet Sustainable Aviation Goals | Signals AZNASA Administrator Bill Nelson joined federal government and industry leaders Thursday at a White House event highlighting sustainable aviation and the administration’s focus on medium- and long-

A step in the right direction for unleaded fuels

A step in the right direction for unleaded fuels — General Aviation NewsIn the roughly 25 years that the GA community has been trying to find an unleaded alternative to 100LL avgas, GAMI’s new unleaded fuel is the first promising step in the right direction.

CAE and BETA Team Up on eVTOL Pilot Training

CAE and BETA Team Up on eVTOL Pilot Training - Aviation TodayBETA Technologies announced a new partnership with CAE for pilot and maintenance technician training for its ALIA electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, according to a Sept. 15 press release. The program will be developed to meet the specific needs of BETA’s eVTOL and will be built…

GAMI expects ‘fleetwide’ approval for its G100UL unleaded avgas – AOPA

GAMI expects ‘fleetwide’ approval for its unleaded avgasGeneral Aviation Modifications Inc., which announced FAA approval of its high-octane unleaded aviation fuel for use in a limited number of engines and airframes as a long-sought alternative to leaded avgas fuel, now expects many more approvals in the next four weeks.

Rolls-Royce may have created the fastest all-electric plane in the world

Rolls-Royce May Have Created the Fastest All-Electric Plane in the WorldAir travel needs to be electrified, and Rolls-Royce is leading the way with its electric aircraft that has successfully completed its maiden flight.

CAAFI applauds call to action on sustainable aviation fuel

CAAFI Applauds Call to Action on SAFThe Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative applauded the U.S. government’s recognition of the role that SAF will play in decarbonization efforts.

FAA grants $100 million to develop new sustainable aircraft technology

FAA grants $100 million to develop new sustainable aircraft technologyThe FAA has granted a $100 million deal to companies, to develop technologies to lower the impact aviation has on climate change. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $100 million to companies, to help develop technologies that reduce fuel use, emissions, and noise. The award is part of a series of steps President Biden is taking to coordinate leadership and innovation across the federal government, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, fuel producers and more to position American aviation to soar towards net-zero emissions by 2050. This FAA announcement is part of those efforts.

Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation for Alice All-Electric Aircraft Charging Stations

Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation for Alice All-Electric Aircraft Charging StationsEviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, today announced a partnership with Clay Lacy Aviation to provide electric charging as part of its Fixed Based Operator (FBO) network of services. The partnership is the first FBO agreement for Eviation that will allow for the charging of Alice, its all-electric aircraft, at all Clay Lacy Aviation FBOs in preparation for the plane's expected entry into service in 2024.

Samad Aerospace Launches Cargo eVTOL

Samad Aerospace Launches Cargo eVTOLSamad Aerospace announced the beginning of the certification for its Starling Cargo aircraft — an eVTOL aircraft designed with precious cargo in mind.

GE Aviation wins FAA CLEEN III funding for sustainable tech

GE Aviation wins FAA CLEEN III funding for sustainable tech - Asian AviationGE and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will invest nearly US$55 million over five years to accelerate development of a series of technologies for more sustainable aviation,

VoltAero to cross English Channel with its Cassio 1 electric aircraft

VoltAero will repeat a history-making electric aviation crossing of the English Channel with its Cassio 1 demonstrator aircraft - VoltAeroThe VoltAero team will perform its second historic crossing of the English Channel with an electric aircraft, using the company’s Cassio 1 demonstrator to fly between France and the United Kingdom for participation in the ACE21 Air Charter Expo and a visit to Cranfield University.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ECO FINANCE

Bye Aerospace Raises $19 Million in Series B Funding – Flying

Bye Aerospace Raises $19 Million in Series B Funding - FLYING MagazineBye Aerospace, a leader in the all-electric flight market, raised $19.64 million of Series B venture funding from undisclosed investors last week.

UK-based Vertical Aerospace raises €177M for its zero-emission eVTOL aircraft

UK-based Vertical Aerospace raises €177M to support certification and scale production of its zero-emission eVTOL aircraft | Silicon CanalsVertical Aerospace, a Bristol-based company that’s pioneering electric aviation, announced that it has secured $205M (approx €177M) in additional funding.

Chinese eVTOL firm Autoflight completes $100M A-round financing

Chinese eVTOL Firm Autoflight Completes A Round of Financing Worth $100 Million - PandailyShanghai-based Fengfei Aviation Technology, known by its English name Autoflight, is a leading R&D and manufacturing enterprise for autonomous electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

GE Aviation wins FAA CLEEN III funding for sustainable tech

GE Aviation wins FAA CLEEN III funding for sustainable tech - Asian AviationGE and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will invest nearly US$55 million over five years to accelerate development of a series of technologies for more sustainable aviation,

Electric jet company Lilium will launch on Nasdaq this week

Electric jet company Lilium will launch on Nasdaq this week - electrive.comThe electric air taxi startup Lilium is merging with special purpose acquisition company Qell after shareholders have now voted in favour of the merger. The SPAC deal will see Lilium list on Nasdaq this Wednesday. However, Lilium’s proceeds from the IPO are much less than hoped for. 65 per cent of t…

Electric air taxi developer Archer Aviation moves forward with plans to go public

Archer Moves Forward With Plans to Go PublicElectric air taxi developer Archer Aviation says it is moving forward with a planned merger next month that will take it public amid an ongoing legal dispute with rival Wisk Aero.

Electric air taxi start-up Joby Aviation surges in trading on NYSE after SPAC merger

Electric air taxi start-up Joby Aviation surges in trading on NYSE after SPAC merger. Joby is the latest aviation start-up to pursue a SPAC deal.

Electric Jet Manufacturer Panhwar Closes $10M Series A Financing With Valkyrie GRP

PARK CITY, Utah, Aug. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Panhwar Jet has designed and is currently building the world's first all-electric, self-charging luxury business aircraft. The groundbreaking, self-charging technology brings major disruptive innovation to the electric aircraft industry. Current battery density does not allow most electric aircraft to fly beyond two hours total flight time. However, the self-charging technology created by engineers at Panhwar Jet will allow the aircraft to fly up to 12 hours without touching down. Panhwar Jet's patented technology ...

Autonomous cargo drone startup Elroy Air lands $40M Series A – TechCrunch

Autonomous cargo drone startup Elroy Air lands $40M Series A – TechCrunchElroy Air has raised a $40 million Series A, including financing from Lockheed Martin’s venture capital arm, to ramp up the building, testing and validation of its inaugural autonomous cargo drone. The funding round saw participation from Marlinspike Capital and Prosperity7, as well as existing inv…

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman to join Joby Aviation’s board along with Google executives

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman to join Joby Aviation’s board along with Google executives - TechStoryJoby Aviation is an electric air taxi startup that has decided to go public. It’s merging with Reinvent Technology Partners, run by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Zynga founder Mark Pincus.

Vertical takeoff and landing Lilium confident SPAC deal will close in Q3

Vertical takeoff and landing Lilium confident SPAC deal will close in Q3Daniel Wiegand, co-founder and CEO of electric vertical takeoff and landing company Lilium, is confident that the company will close its SPAC deal with Quell Acquisition (QELL) in Q3...

FedEx invests $2bn in sustainable technologies

FedEx invests $2bn in sustainable technologiesUS cargo carrier FedEx is investing more than $2 billion as part of an effort to achieve carbon-neutral operations across its global network in 20 years.

Surf Air Mobility to Acquire Electric Aviation Pioneer Ampaire

Surf Air Mobility to Acquire Electric Aviation Pioneer AmpaireSurf Air Mobility plans to acquire Ampaire for its hybrid electric powertrain technology.

Flying taxi startup Joby Aviation plans NYSE debut

Flying taxi startup Joby Aviation plans NYSE debut with help from Reid HoffmanLinkedIn’s cofounder is taking air taxis SPAC to the future.

Joby Aviation raises $590 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service

Joby Aviation raises $590 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service – TechCrunchJoby Aviation has raised a $590 million Series C round of funding, including $394 million from lead investor Toyota Motor Corporation, the company announced today. Joby is in the process of developing an electric air taxi service, which will make use of in-house developed electric vertical take-off…

ZeroAvia granted millions in investments and funding

ZeroAvia granted millions in investments and funding - electrive.comZeroAvia, a company specialising in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has raised the equivalent of 17.5 million euros in a Series A financing round and, in parallel, received a commitment for a million-euro grant from the British government. ZeroAvia is also partnering with British Airways. Zero…

World Economic Forum: Electric aviation is top 10 tech for 2020

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2020Want to know about the tech set to change the world in the near future? This list is a good place to start.

Asia: Aerospace9 to fund purchase of 300 Bye Aerospace eFlyers

Bye Aerospace Signs Key Agreements with Aerospace9 – Aerospace9 to Invest and also Fund 300 eFlyer Airplane Purchase Deposits for Asia - sUAS News - The Business of DronesBye Aerospace, Inc. announced that the Company has entered into agreements with Aerospace9, a new company headquartered in Seoul, Korea, under which Aerospace9 has agreed to an investment in Bye Aerospace. Led by Seunghyuk Cha, a renowned IT leader in Korea, Aerospace9 has also made a large commitme…

URBAN AIR MOBILITY

Ferrovial Airports to open a network of vertiports in the UK

Ferrovial Airports to open a network of vertiports in the UK – Airport WorldFerrovial Airports has announced plans to deploy a network of more than 25 vertiports – bases for electric take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to operate from – in the United Kingdom.

Taking Autonomous Mobility From the Ground to the Air

Taking Autonomous Mobility From the Ground to the AirUrban air mobility pioneer Volocopter is making automated flight a reality by delivering impressive technology innovation and charting new territory in mobility standards.

How Los Angeles is preparing for the air taxi takeoff

How Los Angeles is preparing for the air taxi takeoff – TechCrunchRide-hailing and e-scooters caused chaos for cities across the United States, even as companies promised they would fix more problems than they created. The city of Los Angeles — eager to introduce zero-emission transportation — wants to ensure the launch of air taxis doesn’t repeat past mist…

Honda is Developing a Hybrid-Electric eVTOL

Honda is Developing a Hybrid-Electric eVTOL - Aviation TodayHonda Motor Co. has reveled new plans to develop a new electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, as part of a series of next generation technologies being researched and developed at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo. Details released by Honda in a Sept. 30 announcement are scarce, c…

Flying taxis are coming to a city near you

PlaceTech | Flying taxis are coming to a city near youLondon’s £7bn Brent Cross regeneration is set to include a take-off and landing ‘vertiport’ for air taxis as its development partners beef up their transport infrastructure ambitions. Air taxis could start flying in the UK as soon as 2025 if they receive regulatory approval.

The Top Four Issues Facing the Future of eVTOLs

The Top Four Issues Facing the Future of eVTOLsThe aerospace industry is rapidly approaching a technological revolution. Developers are designing, building, and flying electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft with the intent of reducing cost and noise as compared to traditional helicopters. Hundreds of tech companies around the glo…

Joby air taxi completes record-breaking 154.6 mile flight

Joby Air Taxi Completes Record-Breaking 154.6 Mile FlightJoby completed more than 150 miles during developmental flight testing, setting new records as the longest eVTOL flight to date.

A new 9-Seat eVTOL is coming from Craft Aerospace

And it can fly 65 percent of domestic air routes.There are many VTOL concepts taking flight but only the ones offering long-range and decent payload capacity will stay afloat. Short-distance flights are losing their charm considering the transit time between residential spaces and airports. Factoring in the increasing traffic on these routes, one is instantly drawn to the promise of air taxis. Enter California-based Craft Aerospace, whose radical aircraft will take off from urban locations.. 

YASA spin-off Evolito to electrify aerospace market with ultra-high performance, low-weight electric motors

YASA Spin-Out Evolito to Electrify Aerospace Market With Ultra-High Performance, Low-Weight Electric MotorsEvolito, a new company spun out from YASA, launches to address aerospace eVTOL & UAM market with ultra-high performance, low-weight electric motors.

Chinese startup to deliver flying cars by 2024

Chinese startup to deliver flying cars by 2024 | Electronics360The vehicle would be able to drive on land as well.

Hyundai, Urban-Air Port To Develop 65 Vertiports Worldwide for flying taxis and cargo drones.

Flying-Taxi Hubs Planned for 65 Cities Spanning London to LAA network of flying-taxi hubs is planned for 65 cities in a tie-up between infrastructure firm Urban-Air Port and South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co., which is developing a vertical take-off and landing craft.

Volocopter plans to bring air taxi service to US, starting with Los Angeles

Volocopter teams with Urban Movement Labs to explore Los Angeles marketVolocopter is furthering its plans to expand into the U.S. through a partnership with Urban Movement Labs of Los Angeles. The German eVTOL developer announced the collaboration this week, along with its upcoming presence at the CoMotion LA conference in November. According to a press release, its work with Urban Movement Labs will help inform a policy framework that envisions urban air mobility (UAM) “as a safe, sustainable, and equitable multi-modal transportation component in Los Angeles” — part of the UAM Partnership that Urban Movement Labs announced in December 2020.

Samad Aerospace Launches Cargo eVTOL

Samad Aerospace Launches Cargo eVTOLSamad Aerospace announced the beginning of the certification for its Starling Cargo aircraft — an eVTOL aircraft designed with precious cargo in mind.

Lilium Test Flies 5th-gen eVTOL, Eyes 2024 Production

Lilium Test Flies 5th-gen eVTOL, Eyes 2024 Production | Airways MagazineLilium, the Wessling, Germany-based eVTOL company has released footage of the test flight of its fifth-generation aircraft.

Flying taxis will be here sooner than you think

Up in the sky! It’s a ... flying taxi? That’s right, and they’ll be here sooner than you thinkHoly George Jetson! Airborne cars are right around the corner and Jersey is right in the middle of things

Paragon looks to hydrogen engines for its ultra-long-range Soar eVTOL

Paragon looks to hydrogen engines for its ultra-long-range Soar eVTOLParagon VTOL Aerospace is working on a second-gen version of its nine-seat Soar air taxi design, and it’s settled on hydrogen-burning engines for a powertrain it claims will deliver monster range figures between 300-900 miles (480-1,450 km), depending on passenger numbers.

Archer Moves Toward Certification with G-1 Issue Paper from FAA

Archer Moves Toward Certification with G-1 Issue Paper from FAA - Aviation TodayArcher Aviation is moving closer to certification by receiving approval for its G-1 issue paper from the FAA, a critical milestone for the eVTOL-maker.

HyPoint and Piasecki Aircraft Partnership Aims to Create Hydrogen Fuel Cell System for eVTOLs

HyPoint and Piasecki Aircraft Partnership Aims to Create Hydrogen Fuel Cell System for eVTOLs - Aviation TodayWith aircraft emissions and sustainability becoming a leading concern in the industry, the development of electric aircraft, like electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has accelerated. However, most of these aircraft are depending on lithium-ion batteries, which are generally heavy…

Embraer’s Eve leads urban air mobility workgroup in Rio de Janeiro

Embraer: news - Rio de Janeiro to have UAM concept of operations; Embraer’s Eve leads the workgroupRio de Janeiro – Brazil, August 30, 2021 - Eve Urban Air Mobility, an Embraer spinoff, is cooperating with strategic partners and government entities for the development of a new concept of operations (CONOPS) for the future market of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) taking place in Rio de Janeiro. The o...

eSTOL vs eVTOL: The jury’s still out

eSTOL vs eVTOL: The jury’s still outCan electric short take-off and landing (eSTOL) airplanes compete with eVTOLs for urban air mobility missions? The debate is far from settled.

Korean Air signs urban air mobility co-operation agreement

Korean Air sign urban air mobility co-operation agreementThrough the co-operation, Korean Air plans to utilise the technical capabilities of each organisation to achieve meaningful results.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on why the ride-hailing giant is betting on flying taxis

Why Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is still bullish on flying carsThe ride-hailing giant sold its flying car business to Joby, but has acquired an equity stake in the firm

Eve, Flapper to develop UAM ops in Latin America – Asian Aviation

Eve, Flapper to develop UAM ops in Latin America - Asian AviationEve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, an Embraer company, and Flapper Tecnologia, an independent on-demand private aviation platform, announced a partnership aimed at developing the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market in Latin America.

This New Zero-Emission Electric Air Taxi Will Be Flying Over LA in 3 Years

This New Zero-Emission Electric Air Taxi Will Be Flying Over LA in 3 YearsArcher’s Maker eVTOL is part of a regional plan to connect much of Southern California by a network of electric air taxis.

Flying taxi startup Joby Aviation plans NYSE debut

Flying taxi startup Joby Aviation plans NYSE debut with help from Reid HoffmanLinkedIn’s cofounder is taking air taxis SPAC to the future.

Gol and Grupo Comporte Order 250 VA-X4 Zero Emissions Aircraft From Avolon

Gol and Grupo Comporte order 250 VA-X4 zero-emission aircraft from Avolon - sUAS News - The Business of DronesAvolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces a partnership with Gol, Brazil’s largest airline and Grupo Comporte, Brazil’s leading transport operator, to commercialise an eVTOL ride-sharing platform in Brazil. Avolon, Gol and Grupo Comporte will collaborate to identify and target lo…

Chennai startup builts Asia’s first made-in-India flying car At 120 kph – The Vinata

Chennai Startup Has Built Asia’s First Made-In-India Flying Car At 120 Kmph SpeedIt can fly at a speed of 100 to 120 kilometres per hour and can carry two passengers at the same time, with a maximum flight time of 60 minutes at a maximum height of 3,000 feet.

Bristow partners with Vertical Aerospace to electrify helicopter market

Bristow partners with Vertical Aerospace to electrify helicopter marketBristow Group and Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd have announced a plan to cooperate on the certification, operational planning and potential purchase of up to 50 eVTOL aircraft.

EHang Partners with HELI-EASTERN for Urban Air Mobility Operations in Integrated Airspace in Shenzhen

EHang | EHang Partners with HELI-EASTERN for Urban Air Mobility Operations in Integrated Airspace in ShenzhenEHang announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Shenzhen East General Aviation.

India’s flying taxi startups ready to take to the skies

India’s flying taxi startups ready to take to the skiesAs the world of urban mobility changes, all eyes are on the skies. Electrically-propelled roadable aircraft, known more commonly to us as air taxis or flying cars, have been talked about for years. While aviation regulations and relevant infrastructure have been some long-standing issues, there has …

SOLAR

Swiss researchers say they can produce SAF from nothing but air and sunlight

Swiss Researchers Say They Can Produce SAF from AirResearchers in Switzerland say they have developed technology to produce sustainable aviation fuel using nothing but air and sunlight.

Construction begins on Denver International Airport solar projects

Construction begins on Denver International Airport solar projectsWork has begun at Denver International Airport to construct two new solar arrays, intended to more than double the amount of solar energy generated at the airport by 2022, the

India: AAI, NTPC sign MoU to make airports 100% solar-powered

AAI, NTPC sign MoU to make airports 100% solar-poweredInitially, solar plants shall be set up at airports in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, which require a PV capacity of around 55 MW and 8 MW, respectively, to become 100% solar-powered.

New Zealand: Hawke’s Bay Airport to host country’s biggest solar farm.

Unused airport land will be used for country’s biggest solar farmWith Covid-19 cutting passenger growth, Hawke’s Bay Airport is look for new ways to make money.

Pilot Makes First-Ever Solar-Powered Free Fall

Pilot Makes First-Ever Solar-Powered Free FallThe next step is flying the all-solar plane to the edge of space.

Australia: Melbourne Airport turns to the sun

Melbourne Airport turns to the sun - Asian AviationA new solar farm at Melbourne Airport will have the capability to produce enough renewable energy to power all four passenger terminals when it is turned on in January 2021. Melbourne Airport is set to generate 17 GW hours of electricity per annum, equal to nearly 15 percent of the airport’s annual …

Cochin International Airport – the world’s first 100% solar-powered airport [see video]

Recipients of the United Nations' 2018 Champion of the Earth Award for Entrepreneurial Vision, this 100% sustainable airport has set a strong example for every airport to follow. Not only did they achieve 100% solar power, they produced 60+ tons of organic vegetables under their solar panels last year. Situated on the southwest coast of India, Cochin (aka Kochi) has been a cosmopolitan port and center of commerce since 1341, and has hosted trade from Arab, Chinese and European merchants almost continuously."As the pace of society continues to increase, the world's first fully solar-powered airport is proof positive that green business is good business." See the video below produced by UN Environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54iuCZq2Qws&feature=youtu.be

Electric Airplane Maker Unveils Solar-Charging Trailer

Electric Airplane Maker Unveils Solar-Charging TrailerThe German electric airplane maker PC-Aero is at the Berlin Air Show this week unveiling its latest effort towards making sport flying not only solar powered, but mobile as well.

Pittsburgh International Airport going off the grid with solar farms and microgrids.

More airports consider going off the grid as power outages ground flightsPittsburgh International Airport is creating a “microgrid” to fully power itself with its own onsite natural gas and solar energy. Recent power outages at airports make this even more desirable.

Airbus’ solar-powered aircraft just flew for a record 26 days straight

Airbus’ solar-powered aircraft just flew for a record 26 days straightSolar powered aviation has passed another milestone.

Evansville Regional Airport embraces innovation with $6.5 million solar panel project

Evansville Regional Airport embraces innovation with $6.5 million solar panel projectBy early 2020, Evansville Regional Airport will have the largest solar panel-covered, airport parking canopy in the U.S.

Is this the future of flight? BAE buys Hampshire’s Prismatic to develop solar-powered aircraft

Is this the future of flight? BAE buys Hampshire’s Prismatic to develop solar-powered aircraftAerospace giant BAE Systems has snapped up a Hampshire company in a bid to further develop solar-powered aircraft.

5 ways to make air travel greener

Feel guilty about flying? 5 ways to make air travel greener | CBC NewsAviation makes a big contribution to global warming, prompting activist Greta Thunberg and others — including some airlines — to advocate for flying less or not at all. Here are ways the airline industry can reduce its environmental impact — something that may be crucial to its survival.

Solar power helps to “Excellerate” green aviation

Solar power helps to “Excellerate” green aviationOSHKOSH, Wisc. ( WFRV ) – EAA’s AirVenture is known for its aircraft and air shows but the annual convention also hosts some of the latest technology in the aviation industry. Companies…

Yeager going solar: Airport installing final 1,800 panels to generate power

Yeager going solar: Airport installing final 1,800 panels to generate powerYeager Airport is taking steps to generate enough power to supply both of its parking garages and to cut the airport’s electricity bill. The airport is preparing for the final installation of more than 1,800 solar modules on top of one of the airport’s parking garages, according to a news release fr…
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