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Saturday, January 23, 2021

ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT

How ASTM standards are helping zero-emission electric aviation

Standards for Green AviationEviation Aircraft Ltd. has spent the past six years designing, developing, and building the world’s first zero-emission, all-electric regional aircraft.

Electrification to Spark Growth of Global Aircraft Electric Power Systems Market

Electrification to Spark Growth of Global Aircraft Electric Power Systems Market/PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Industry Convergence Boosting the Global Aircraft Electric Power Systems Market, finds that increasing...

Ampaire begins airline trials with hybrid-electric aircraft in Hawaii

Ampaire Begins Airline Trials With Hybrid-Electric AircraftThe flight-test Skymaster’s front engine is a 160 kW-capable electric motor.

Nordic Nations Set Pace in Electric Planes After Green-Cars Push

Nordic Nations Set Pace in Electric Planes After Green-Cars Push - BNN BloombergThe Nordic region’s pace-setting push into green transport is set to extend from cars to the air-travel market.

Magnix working towards all-electric Cessna Caravan STC

Magnix working towards all-electric Cessna Caravan STC - electrive.comMagnix, a specialist for aeroplane electrification, is working with Sidney Seaplanes and Dante Aeronautical to convert a Cessna to zero-emission drive. The partners want it to become the first all-electric aircraft certified by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). For this, the par…

EcoPulse Team Completes Preliminary Design Review of its hybrid-electric aircraft

EcoPulse Team Completes Preliminary Design ReviewThe hybrid-electric EcoPulse design, based on a TBM airframe, is being prepared for its first flight in 2022.

Ampaire flies hybrid-electric aircraft from Kahului to Hana

Company flies hybrid-electric aircraft from Kahului to HanaA hybrid-electric aircraft completed a series of test flights from Kahului Airport to Hana and back on a single charge, showcasing the cost-efficient and environmental benefits of electric aviation. Product Manager Brice Nzeukou said Wednesday that Ampaire, a global leader in electric aviation, has …

Electric airplanes are getting tantalizingly close to a commercial breakthrough

Electric airplanes are getting tantalizingly close to a commercial breakthrough2020 has proven to be a milestone year for electric aviation.

X-57 Maxwell: Everything You Need to Know About NASA’s First Electric Plane

Everything You Need to Know About NASA’s First Electric PlaneThis article is a contributed post by Adam Cook. All opinions presented in this article belong to the author alone and do not represent those of Aeronautics Online. It’s no secret that aviation is one of the biggest contributors to the planet’s carbon deposits. If left unchecked, research shows that…

Vertiia – Electric air ambulance unveiled

Electric air ambulance unveiledAMSL Aero and aeromedical organisation CareFlight have launched Vertiia — an efficient electric air ambulance built to tackle rural and regional healthcare inequality and save more lives.

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.

How hybrid electric and fuel aircraft could green air travel

How hybrid electric and fuel aircraft could green air travelWith air traffic set to increase 5% every year until 2030, scientists are looking at how to make aeroplanes more sustainable. But with current batteries making electric aircraft far too heavy, hybrid fuel and electric models could point the way forward for greener air travel—and could become airborn…

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…

Ampaire Flies Longest Route to Date for an Electrified Aircraft

Ampaire Flies Longest Route to Date for an Electrified AircraftAmpaire has accomplished the longest flight to date for any commercially relevant aircraft employing electric propulsion, in this case a hybrid-electric propulsion system.

Cyclogyro, an extraordinary propulsion system for flying electric vehicles

Cyclogyro, an extraordinary propulsion system for flying electric vehiclesCycloTech is transforming the Voith Schneider propeller (VSP) into a revolutionary, superior propulsion system (“Cyclogyro rotor”) for the aviation industry.

Electric Airplanes Offer Clean New Runway for Regional Air Carriers

Electric Airplanes Offer Clean New Runway for Regional Air Carriers – Now. Powered by Northrop GrummanRegional air carriers are lining up to offer commuters a greener, quieter and more affordable flying experience with new or re-imagined electric airplanes.

France: VoltAero demonstrates aircraft hybrid-electric power

VoltAero demonstrates aircraft hybrid-electric powerPower module for Cassio production aircraft is now undergoing flight testing in southwest France. VoltAero demonstrates aircraft hybrid-electric powerPower module for Cassio production aircraft is now undergoing flight testing in southwest France.

Canada: New Democrats underline tax break on electric aircraft

New Democrats underline tax break on electric aircraftIn what appears to be one of the more finely targeted election announcements in this campaign, the NDP reminded voters Thursday, during a campaign stop at Harbour Air in Vancouver, that electric . . .

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.

Rolls-Royce Electric Plane: A STEAM Curriculum in Aerospace and Sustainability

Rolls-Royce Electric Plane: A STEAM Curriculum in Aerospace and SustainabilityRolls-Royce builds the world’s fastest electric plane and offers a free aerospace-based curriculum.

HYDROGEN FUEL CELL AIRCRAFT

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

MagniX teams up with Universal Hydrogen for electric airplane conversion project

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...

Zero-emission electric planes are the future of transatlantic air travel

Zero-emission electric planes are the future of transatlantic air travelElectric-powered aeroplanes will be in flight by 2035, according to ZeroAvia. This is how it’s preparing for takeoff…

Hydrogen power in aviation could significantly reduce emissions, show benefits by 2025

Hydrogen power in aviation could significantly reduce emissions, show benefits by 2025 - Travel WeeklyThe CSIRO has released a report showing the use of clean hydrogen as fuel could reduce aviation emissions.

ECO AIRPORTS

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

Total, Gaussin developing first fully electric aircraft refueller at Airbus industrial site

Total, Gaussin developing first fully electric aircraft refuellerDubbed the ART FULL ELEC, the prototype vehicle is designed to pull two tank trailers filled with aviation fuel

Hydrogen power in aviation could significantly reduce emissions, show benefits by 2025

Hydrogen power in aviation could significantly reduce emissions, show benefits by 2025 - Travel WeeklyThe CSIRO has released a report showing the use of clean hydrogen as fuel could reduce aviation emissions.

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 …

NEWS

Czech aircraft manufacturer expects e-aircraft certification by 2022

Bristell expects e-aircraft certification by 2022The Energic Flight Trainer made by Czech manufacturer Bristell is powered by a 100kW H55 electric powertrain to EASA CS-23 standard in 2022. Bristell would be the first user of the H55 propulsion system, which is currently being developed by a Swiss company (also called H55).

Work begins on new European alcohol-to-jet production plant

A consortium led by SkyNRG has begun work on a new European alcohol-to-jet facility (AtJ). The FLITE consortium, with LanzaTech as the technology provider, is building the facility that will convert waste-based ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at a scale of over 30,000 tonnes/yr.

How ASTM standards are helping zero-emission electric aviation

Standards for Green AviationEviation Aircraft Ltd. has spent the past six years designing, developing, and building the world’s first zero-emission, all-electric regional aircraft.

Researchers Found a Way To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Jet Fuel

Researchers Found a Way To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Jet Fuel | BeebomWith an aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions from airplanes, Oxford researchers have found a way to convert carbon dioxide into jet fuel.

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.

Swiss company prepares to test its hybrid-electric VTOL/STOL prototype

Swiss company prepares to test its hybrid-electric VTOL/STOL prototypeManta Aircraft is working on a flexible hybrid-electric aircraft design that will be capable of efficient vertical or short take-off and landing (VTOL/STOL) operations.

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’s hydrogen-powered vision for aviation nets $21.4 million from Amazon, Shell and Bill Gates-backed fund – Tech Cruch

ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-powered vision for aviation nets $21.4 million from Amazon, Shell and Bill Gates-backed fund – TechCrunchZeroAvia, the company that’s on a mission to move the world to zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled flight, has just received some corporate jet fuel in the form of a new $21.4 million cash infusion. The investment came from the Bill Gates-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures and the Ecosystem Integrity Fu…

Faradair’s BEHA Hybrid Aircraft Boosted By Partnerships

Faradair’s BEHA Hybrid Aircraft Boosted By PartnershipsHoneywell, MagniX, Cambridge Consultants and Nova Systems named as program partners for Faradair’s Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft.

Electrification to Spark Growth of Global Aircraft Electric Power Systems Market

Electrification to Spark Growth of Global Aircraft Electric Power Systems Market/PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Industry Convergence Boosting the Global Aircraft Electric Power Systems Market, finds that increasing...

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…

Ampaire begins airline trials with hybrid-electric aircraft in Hawaii

Ampaire Begins Airline Trials With Hybrid-Electric AircraftThe flight-test Skymaster’s front engine is a 160 kW-capable electric motor.

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…

Nordic Nations Set Pace in Electric Planes After Green-Cars Push

Nordic Nations Set Pace in Electric Planes After Green-Cars Push - BNN BloombergThe Nordic region’s pace-setting push into green transport is set to extend from cars to the air-travel market.

Magnix working towards all-electric Cessna Caravan STC

Magnix working towards all-electric Cessna Caravan STC - electrive.comMagnix, a specialist for aeroplane electrification, is working with Sidney Seaplanes and Dante Aeronautical to convert a Cessna to zero-emission drive. The partners want it to become the first all-electric aircraft certified by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). For this, the par…

US Air Force approves first eVTOL aircraft

US Air Force approves first eVTOL aircraftJoby Aviation’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft is the first to be approved by the US Air Force. And it likely won’t be the last

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…

Sydney Seaplanes targets flying electric Caravan in 2023 – Australian Aviation

Sydney Seaplanes targets flying electric Caravan in 2023 - Australian AviationSydney Seaplanes is aiming to convert a Cessna Caravan into the first all-electric aircraft certified by CASA.

Hydrogen planes and hyperloop: The EU outlines its vision for the future of transport

Hydrogen planes and hyperloop: The EU outlines its vision for the future of transportThe European Commission presented its “Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy” on Wednesday.

EcoPulse Team Completes Preliminary Design Review of its hybrid-electric aircraft

EcoPulse Team Completes Preliminary Design ReviewThe hybrid-electric EcoPulse design, based on a TBM airframe, is being prepared for its first flight in 2022.

Ampaire flies hybrid-electric aircraft from Kahului to Hana

Company flies hybrid-electric aircraft from Kahului to HanaA hybrid-electric aircraft completed a series of test flights from Kahului Airport to Hana and back on a single charge, showcasing the cost-efficient and environmental benefits of electric aviation. Product Manager Brice Nzeukou said Wednesday that Ampaire, a global leader in electric aviation, has …

Otto Aviation Launches Zero-emissions Aircraft

Otto Aviation Launches Zero-emissions AircraftOtto Aviation, which is developing a six-seat, aero-diesel powered aircraft, announced it will also create a zero-emissions version of the Celera 500L.

Electric airplanes are getting tantalizingly close to a commercial breakthrough

Electric airplanes are getting tantalizingly close to a commercial breakthrough2020 has proven to be a milestone year for electric aviation.

IATA urges governments to act on SAF

IATA urges governments to act on SAF

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.

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.

Wizz Air launches carbon offsetting program

Wizz Air Launches Carbon Offsetting Program - Simple FlyingWizz Air has launched a new carbon offsetting program, in line with other airlines globally. The new service…

CAMI’s Urban Air Policy Collaborative Cohort forming

CAMI’s Urban Air Policy Collaborative Cohort FormingCommunity Air Mobility Initiative Invites State and Local Transportation Decision Makers to Participate to Explore UAM and EVTOL Integration

UPCOMING EVENTS

URBAN AIR MOBILITY

Hatzolah Air orders hybrid eVTOLs from Urban Aeronautics

Hatzolah Air orders VTOLs from Urban Aeronautics - electrive.comIsraeli air cab developer Urban Aeronautics has announced the first pre-order for its vertical takeoff CityHawk. Hatzolah Air, an organisation specialising in emergency and rescue flights, has reserved four hybrid-powered units for emergency service applications. The CityHawk is an eVTOL (electric V…

New Wave of eVTOL Aircraft Set to Keep Surging in 2021

New Wave of eVTOL Aircraft Set to Keep Surging in 2021In 2020, the Covid pandemic failed to dent the momentum for advanced air mobility, so expect more from this rampant sector in 2021.

EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services with Strategic Partner Greenland Hong Kong

EHang Launches Aerial Tourism Services with Strategic Partner Greenland Hong Kong - sUAS News - The Business of DronesEHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced the launch of its own autonomous urban air mobility (“UAM”) services with its strategic partner Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited (SEHK: 003…

Swiss company prepares to test its hybrid-electric VTOL/STOL prototype

Swiss company prepares to test its hybrid-electric VTOL/STOL prototypeManta Aircraft is working on a flexible hybrid-electric aircraft design that will be capable of efficient vertical or short take-off and landing (VTOL/STOL) operations.

Lilium reportedly seeking public investment via SPAC in high-stakes test for electric air taxi-makers

Lilium reportedly seeking public investment via SPAC in high-stakes test for electric air taxi-makers - evtol.comLilium’s eVTOL design is the subject of much industry debate. As the company pursues a public listing, competitors and investors are nervous.

South Korea: Busan port aims to become regional hub for urban air mobility

Busan port aims to become regional hub for urban air mobilitySEOUL -- South Koreas southern port city of Busan aims to become a regional hub city for the establishment of a specialized urban air mobility ecosystem utilizing its maritime environment and logistics infrastructure. A seaside demonstration section was set for the development of v…

Los Angeles strives to lead nation in urban air mobility

LA strives to lead nation in urban air mobilityThe Urban Air Mobility Partnership is a one-year, public-private partnership to educate and engage residents on aerial tech before its 2023 introduction.

Boeing’s Flying Taxi – What’s The Latest?

Boeing’s Flying Taxi - What’s The Latest? - Simple FlyingThe flying car was only recently only in the realms of science fiction but is now becoming a…

Los Angeles’ Mayor Garcetti announces first in the nation Urban Air Mobility partnership

Mayor Garcetti announces first in the nation Urban Air Mobility partnership - sUAS News - The Business of DronesWorking with L.A.’s Urban Movement Labs, this one-year program will engage and empower residents to shape the future of L.A.’s airspace LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the Urban Air Mobility Partnership, a first-in-the-nation initiative to make Los Angeles an unmistakable leader on…

After buying Uber Elevate, California’s Joby Aviation is the new king of the eVTOL world

After Buying Uber Elevate, This California Company Is the New King of the eVTOL WorldJoby Aviation has acquired Uber Elevate, with plans to have an electric flying-taxi network by 2023. Now it’s been endorsed by the Air Force.

US Air Force approves first eVTOL aircraft

US Air Force approves first eVTOL aircraftJoby Aviation’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft is the first to be approved by the US Air Force. And it likely won’t be the last

Volocopter sells out its first tourist eVTOL flights in Singapore

Volocopter sells out its first tourist eVTOL flights in SingaporeGermany’s Volocopter has committed to launching commercial eVTOL flights in Singapore “within the next two to three years,” and advance tickets have already sold out to early adopters eager to take the first joyrides in this electric air taxi.

Lilium Seeks Commercial Pilots for eVTOL Aircraft Services

Lilium Seeks Commercial Pilots for eVTOL Aircraft ServicesLufthansa Aviation Training is to help eVTOL aircraft developer Lilium to recruit and train pilots for its planned air mobility service.

Joby Taking Over Uber Elevate’s Urban Air Taxi Plans

Joby Taking Over Uber Elevate’s Urban Air Taxi PlansThe eVTOL aircraft developer is taking control of Uber Elevate in a move that will exclude other program partners ahead of planned service launch in 2023.

Raytheon and Skygrid urban air mobility

Raytheon Skygrid urban air mobilityAs part of a long-term strategic relationship, the companies will integrate RI&S’ MARS platform, including air traffic management capabilities, radars and surveillance technologies, with SkyGrid’s AerialOS.

Volocopter Commits to Launch Air Taxi Services in Singapore

Volocopter Commits to Launch Air Taxi Services in Singapore/PRNewswire/ -- Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility (UAM), announced its commitment today to launch air taxi services in Singapore after two years of...

China’s EHang 216 Completes First Korean Flight Tour

EHang 216 Completes First Korean Flight Tour - AVwebEHang announced this week that its EHang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) has completed its first flight tour of South Korea.

US Army studies eVTOL acoustics in the quest for silent helicopters

US Army studies eVTOL acoustics in the quest for silent helicoptersThe US Army is working to better understand the acoustic properties of eVTOL aircraft and co-axial rotors as part of efforts to design quieter, stealthier helicopters.

Vertiia – Electric air ambulance unveiled

Electric air ambulance unveiledAMSL Aero and aeromedical organisation CareFlight have launched Vertiia — an efficient electric air ambulance built to tackle rural and regional healthcare inequality and save more lives.

Vancouver predicts inclusive, sustainable, profitable advanced air mobility industry

Vancouver predicts inclusive, sustainable, profitable advanced air mobility industry - evtol.comImpact reports released by a Vancouver-based stakeholder group envision an inclusive, profitable future for advanced air mobility.

The flying car is here – and it could change the world

The flying car is here – and it could change the worldFlying cars may seem futuristic – but from commercial jetpacks to personal air taxis, they are already here. Here’s how they could transform the way we commute, work and live.

Urban Aerial Mobility: The Path to Scale

Urban Aerial Mobility: The Path to ScaleChallenge: As cities and suburban areas struggle with increasing congestion and the need to provide mobility services for a growing population, government policymakers and urban planners are beginning to ask how new aerial platforms can be part of the solution. Innovative companies are looking to te…

All-electric, eVTOL aircraft hub coming to Orlando, Florida.

Lake Nona Takes Flight: All-Electric Vertical Take-Off Jet Aircraft and Hub Coming to Lake Nona - Lake Nona SocialThe first hub location for a high-speed, electric air mobility network in America will be launched by 2025 in Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida. Lilium, the Munich, Germany-based aviation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet aircraft, Tavistock Development Compa

CAMI’s Urban Air Policy Collaborative Cohort forming

CAMI’s Urban Air Policy Collaborative Cohort FormingCommunity Air Mobility Initiative Invites State and Local Transportation Decision Makers to Participate to Explore UAM and EVTOL Integration

Flying Car is no longer a Distant Dream in Dubai

Flying Car is no longer a Distant Dream in Dubai - Techiexpert.comHave you ever dreamed of driving a flying car due to ever-increasing innovations and creativity in the world? If yes, your dream is going to be an imminent

Hyundai auto group aims to commercialize unmanned air cargo system in 2026

Hyundai auto group aims to commercialize unmanned air cargo system in 2026An image released in January by Hyundai Motor shows an urban mobility center. SEOUL -- South Koreas Hyundai auto group will receive applications from domestic firms to commercialize an unmanned air cargo system in 2026. A vertical take-off and landing method will be a...

Japanese creators hopes to put flying cars in the sky by 2023

Japanese creators hopes to put flying cars in the sky by 2023Once the stuff of fantasy, flying cars have become serious business with big players like Boeing, Airbus and Uber investing in the market -- likely to be worth $1.5 trillion by 2040, according to Morgan Stanley. Lucy Craft visited a test field in Japan where they are trying to get these visions of t…

Uber Air’s eVTOL aircraft: How GE will ensure safety and sustainability

Uber Elevate eVTOLUber Elevate is planning to launch its Uber Air electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) ride sharing program in 2023, Sumit Singh reports for Simple Flying.

Pal-V Liberty flying car is now street-legal in Europe

Pal-V Liberty flying car is now street-legal in EuropeDutch company Pal-V has celebrated a milestone for its Liberty vehicle, which it describes as the world’s first production-model flying car. A high-performance trike that converts into a gyrocopter, the Liberty has been street-approved in the EU.

Air taxis could make their US debut in Orlando by 2025

Air taxis could make their US debut in Orlando by 2025German-based Lilium Aviation is set to bring air taxis to Orlando by 2025. The firm is in talks with city officials to build a massive 56,000-square-foot transportation hub with a takeoff and landing area.

Uber’s Elevate Division Enters Partnership With GE Aviation Digital Group On Aerial Ride-Sharing Program

Uber’s (NYSE:UBER) Elevate Division Enters Partnership With GE Aviation Digital Group On Aerial Ride-Sharing ProgramUber Technologies Inc.’s (NYSE:UBER) Elevate division and GE Aviation’s Digital Group have announced a partnership aimed at transforming the globe through l

Volocopter’s air taxi to take part in air rescue field testing

Volocopter’s air taxi to take part in air rescue field testingA feasibility study modeled on Volocopter’s VoloCity multirotor electric air taxi has concluded that electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft would benefit emergency air rescue services. Now the project is looking to begin operational testing in 2023.

Uber Elevate, GE Aviation team up to enhance safety for aerial ride sharing program

Uber Elevate, GE Aviation team up to enhance safety for aerial ride sharing program - Transportation TodayDriving Discussion on Transportation & Infrastracture

Flying Cars Are What Uber’s New Joint Venture Is Dreaming About

Flying Cars Are What Uber’s New Joint Venture Is Dreaming AboutRide-hailing company Uber Technologies and the mobility division of South Korean wireless carrier SK Telecom announced a new joint venture whose purpose is to launch a new taxi service, but also to invest in new technologies that would eventually allow the creation of flying cars.

Embraer’s new company Eve to focus on eVTOL, UAM

Embraer’s new company Eve to focus on eVTOL, UAM - Wings MagazineEmbraer launched a company called Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions Inc. focusing on building electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles and

Firenze Lanciare, the Flying Tesla Hypercar That Will Redefine Personal Mobility

Firenze Lanciare, the Flying Tesla Hypercar That Will Redefine Personal MobilityMankind has been looking up at the sky for decades, trying to make an old dream come true: individual flight. Greg Brown’s Firenze Lanciare aims to make it real.

Using electric planes and UAVs, this startup wants to redefine urban mobility in India

Using electric planes and UAVs, this startup wants to redefine urban mobility in IndiaChennai-based The ePlane Company aimed at redefining urban mobility using electric planes and UAVs for delivery and short-range intracity travel.

Volocopter plans commercial eVTOL in Japan

Volocopter plans commercial eVTOL in JapanDrone firm has also entered partnership to test air taxis in Paris

​Honeywell gears up for urban mobility frontier (UAM)

​Honeywell gears up for urban mobility frontierThe coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over the aerospace industry in 2020, but the boss of Honeywell’s new Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) unit says there is still a great deal of action in aerospace’s frontier sector. In June Honeywell announced that it would set ...

Hyundai Confident on Flying Cars, Steps Up Plans for Full Lineup

Hyundai Confident on Flying Cars, Steps Up Plans for Full LineupSouth Korea’s biggest automaker is stepping up its pursuit of flying cars, planning a full lineup of aerial vehicles that it envisages zigzagging city skies within a decade.

Electric air taxis could take to the Paris skies in time for the 2024 Olympics

Electric air taxi could take to the Paris skies in time for the OlympicsInnovation hub Paris Region, airport operator ADP and urban transport operator RATP are eyeing the development of an urban air mobility branch ahead of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, and have joined forces with German air taxi startup Volocopter to make it happen.

Volocopter and Japan Airlines plan air taxi launch within 3 years

Volocopter and Japan Airlines plan air taxi launch within three yearsHaving tested out its aircraft in Dubai, Singapore, Helsinki and Germany, Volocopter is spreading its tentacles far and wide in its efforts to get its air taxi service up and running. The company is now turning its attention to Japan through a new agreement with Japan Airlines, and says it is…

Eco Helicopters Launching Urban Air Mobility Operations – Q2 2021

Eco Helicopters Launching Urban Air Mobility OperationsEco Helicopters is laying plans to launch a fleet of electric-powered helicopters for charter flights in southern California.

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.

Now you can reserve a flight on an electrical air taxi

Now you can reserve a flight on an electrical air taxi | Engineer LiveWhen can I book a flight on an electric air taxi? You can book it now, for €300, but it will still be two years before you can actually take to the sky.

Principles for Making Inclusive Aerial Mobility a Reality in Cities

Principles for Making Inclusive Aerial Mobility a Reality in CitiesWorld Economic Forum and the City of Los Angeles released a first-of-its-kind roadmap to support the roll-out of urban air mobility (UAM) in cities, founded on seven key principles of implementation that protect the public interest. UAM is a new form of transport that has the potential to add an aer…

eVTOL start-up reveals concept for an aviation innovation village

eVTOL start-up reveals concept for an aviation innovation village – Aerospace ManufacturingSAMAD aerospace, a UK based hybrid electric (eVTOL) aviation company, has announced its vision for the first eVTOL aviation village.

Urban Aerial Mobility: Preparing for a flying future

Urban Aerial Mobility: Preparing for a flying futureDevelopment of UAM infra will likely have significant cost advantage over heavy-infra approaches such as roads

World Economic Forum and City of Los Angeles Release Principles for Making Inclusive Aerial Mobility a Reality in Cities

World Economic Forum and City of Los Angeles Release Principles for Making Inclusive Aerial Mobility a Reality in Cities - sUAS News - The Business of DronesTodaythe World Economic Forum and the City of Los Angeles released a first-of-its-kind roadmap to support the roll-out of urban air mobility (UAM) in cities, founded on seven key principles of implementation that protect the public interest. UAM is a new form of transport that has the potential to a…

Volocopter now accepting reservations for flights in its electric air taxi

Volocopter now accepting reservations for flights in its electric air taxiGerman air taxi startup Volocopter is accepting reservations for flights in its 18-rotor electric aircraft for the first time. Flights will take place within 12 months of the company’s commercial launch in 2022.

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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...

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…

Bill aimed at helping state airports develop solar energy and electric charging stations

Bill aimed at helping state airportsPart of a bill signed into law last month aims to make it easier for state airports to develop, especially with regards to solar energy and electric charging

Solar Impulse offshoot H55 zero-emissions plane takes flight

Solar Impulse offshoot H55 zeroSwiss H55, offshoot of solar flight pioneer Solar Impulse, launches maiden flight of its 2-seater Bristell Energic electric plane.

EGEB: First solar-powered US airport, solar prediction software, EPA’s rule faces lawsuits, and more

EGEB: First solarIn today’s EGEB: Chattanooga becomes first US airport to reach 100% solar power. New software simulates how solar panels will interact with the grid.

Planning for a greener future

Planning for a greener future - Passenger Terminal TodayAs part of Passenger Terminal World’s 25th anniversary celebrations, Hazel King speaks to Graham Beardwell, director, Arup, about the future of sustainability in the aviation industry What are the main sustainability challenges facing the airport industry in the next 20 years? ’) } else if (width >=…

World’s First Solar Airport Has Found a Great Use for the Land Underneath

World’s First Solar Airport Has Found a Great Use for the Land UnderneathCochin International Airport has taken a new approach.

Helsinki Airport boosts solar power capability

Helsinki Airport boosts solar power capability - Passenger Terminal TodayFinavia is expanding the solar power plant on top of Helsinki Airport, making it the largest airport-based solar power generation facility in the Nordics. Solar power panels are being installed on the roof of the new west wing at Helsinki Airport. The airport’s solar power plant was inaugurated almo…

Solar powered aircraft to stay airborne for months

Solar powered aircraft to stay airborne for months - electrive.comBoeing spin-off Aurora Flight Sciences launches an autonomous lightweight airplane called Odysseus. Thanks to advanced solar cells that deliver 250 watts, the solar plane can fly “practically indefinitely” at high altitudes and will take off for the first time in spring 2019. Yet, the Odysseus is no…
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