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Aerospace Technology Journal
May 19, 2021
Volocopter Unveils New Urban Air Motility Aircraft

Volocopter Unveils New Urban Air Motility Aircraft

Volocopter has unveiled its newest aircraft, VoloConnect. This electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft is designed to connect suburbs to cities and complements the company's existing family of aircraft for the intra-city mission. VoloConnect's distinctive hybrid lift and push design is expected to achieve certification within the next 5 years.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 17, 2021
Eviation Closer to Flying All-Electric Aircraft Alice

Eviation Closer to Flying All-Electric Aircraft Alice

The Alice all-electric aircraft, which can fly nine passengers for up to 440 nautical miles, will be powered exclusively by magniX propulsion systems.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 10, 2021
Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal

Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal

The replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal - no not Airbus and Boeing, the other big names, starting with those making light aircraft, then those making regional aircraft. Stuck in the past, these cannot make what is now needed.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 7, 2021
Join the IDTechEx Webinar - Electric Aircraft Spark Industry Shakeout

Join the IDTechEx Webinar - Electric Aircraft Spark Industry Shakeout

Wednesday 19 May 2021 - The webinar looks at everything manned going electric from piloted freight to passengers flown without a pilot. From conventional takeoff and landing eCTOL to the glamorous eVTOL projects awash with billions of dollars of investment, there are hybrid, fuel cell and retrofit opportunities.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 3, 2021
Bye Aerospace Unveils 8 Seat All Electric eFlyer 800

Bye Aerospace Unveils 8 Seat All Electric eFlyer 800

Bye Aerospace has announced an eight-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop class airplane, the eFlyer 800, in response to growing demands for regional all-electric airplanes with significantly reduced operating costs, plus increased capacity and utility.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Manned Electric Aircraft Analysis

Manned Electric Aircraft Analysis

The global aviation sector, estimated to account for around 2 to 3 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, is under increasing pressure to decarbonize, but faces significant financial headwinds in the immediate term from the devastation wrought by COVID-19.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
New Focus on Fuel Cell Electric Aircraft

New Focus on Fuel Cell Electric Aircraft

Ten years ago, IDTechEx correctly predicted that fuel cell cars would be a failure. Fuel cells are more promising for aircraft compared to cars because aircraft, particularly eVTOL, have severe safety issues caused by cold, old or faulty batteries, the longer ranges being currently impossible.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Aircraft for Beginners

Electric Aircraft for Beginners

It is large single aisle aircraft that guzzle the most fuel, creating the most pollution. They are therefore the big win for future electrification but to get there we have to do the much easier electrification of small aircraft to battery electric motive power and do what electrification we can, short of motive power, to the largest aircraft. We come at it from both ends. The gains will benefit flier health as well as reduce local pollution and global warming.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Apr 19, 2021
Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones could soon be adopted as essential tools for various agricultural tasks; however, with respect to their use in farm management, research is still lacking. To address this issue, researchers in Japan compared drones to well-established technologies for spraying pesticide over rice paddy fields. Using statistical data, the researchers explore both advantages and limitations of drones and whether they currently offer an edge regarding costs, capacity, and management efficiency.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 30, 2021
Wisk to Begin eVTOL Trial in New Zealand This Year

Wisk to Begin eVTOL Trial in New Zealand This Year

Wisk, the Urban Air Mobility company behind the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi, is progressing with its Transport Trial, which will advance autonomous passenger transport under the New Zealand Government's broader Airspace Integration Trial Programme. Wisk is working towards rolling out the implementation phase later this year.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 23, 2021
EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang Holdings Limited and Giancarlo Zema Design Group have designed and will build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials, and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs. Vertiports will play a significant role in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and the new era of flight. When integrated into the existing transportation infrastructure, vertiports can serve as aerial hubs for tourists.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 12, 2021
Rolls-Royce Joins Partners for All Electric Passenger Aircraft

Rolls-Royce Joins Partners for All Electric Passenger Aircraft

Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe - the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in 2026.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 11, 2021
Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Across the country, Zipline is a mission-critical, reliable and resilient part of Ghana's medical supply.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 8, 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Infrastructure Requirements for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations

Infrastructure Requirements for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations

As manufacturers get closer to operational electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft, it is vital that attention is given to the design and rollout of the vertiport infrastructure which will expand the eVTOL from mere aircraft to transport service.
External Company Press Release
Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

The aviation industry is responsible for 3% of global manmade CO2 emissions and has the challenging objective to reduce these emissions in the next decade significantly. Unlike road transport, aviation cannot switch to electric or hydrogen propulsion yet and therefore depends on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). SAF purely made from air via direct air capture technology and renewable electricity offers a carbon-neutral solution suitable to meet the industry's high demands for renewable fuels in the future.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 8, 2021
World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

The Future Flight Challenge has been created to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Air-One is a world-first fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft - such as cargo drones and air taxis - to be launched in Coventry later this year.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 4, 2021
GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN Aerospace is to lead a trio of new programs to advance sustainable aviation technology. The UK-based group will be coordinating 15 other organizations in work backed by a £4.5 million investment from the government's Future Flight Challenge fund.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 2, 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 13, 2021
Archer, and FCA to Accelerate EVTOL Production

Archer, and FCA to Accelerate EVTOL Production

Archer is creating the world's first all-electric airline that moves people throughout the world's cities in a quick, safe, sustainable and cost-effective manner. The new partnership will help accelerate Archer's timeline.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 19, 2021
Volocopter Unveils New Urban Air Motility Aircraft

Volocopter Unveils New Urban Air Motility Aircraft

Volocopter has unveiled its newest aircraft, VoloConnect. This electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft is designed to connect suburbs to cities and complements the company's existing family of aircraft for the intra-city mission. VoloConnect's distinctive hybrid lift and push design is expected to achieve certification within the next 5 years.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 10, 2021
Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal

Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal

The replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal - no not Airbus and Boeing, the other big names, starting with those making light aircraft, then those making regional aircraft. Stuck in the past, these cannot make what is now needed.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 3, 2021
Bye Aerospace Unveils 8 Seat All Electric eFlyer 800

Bye Aerospace Unveils 8 Seat All Electric eFlyer 800

Bye Aerospace has announced an eight-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop class airplane, the eFlyer 800, in response to growing demands for regional all-electric airplanes with significantly reduced operating costs, plus increased capacity and utility.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
New Focus on Fuel Cell Electric Aircraft

New Focus on Fuel Cell Electric Aircraft

Ten years ago, IDTechEx correctly predicted that fuel cell cars would be a failure. Fuel cells are more promising for aircraft compared to cars because aircraft, particularly eVTOL, have severe safety issues caused by cold, old or faulty batteries, the longer ranges being currently impossible.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Apr 19, 2021
Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones could soon be adopted as essential tools for various agricultural tasks; however, with respect to their use in farm management, research is still lacking. To address this issue, researchers in Japan compared drones to well-established technologies for spraying pesticide over rice paddy fields. Using statistical data, the researchers explore both advantages and limitations of drones and whether they currently offer an edge regarding costs, capacity, and management efficiency.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 23, 2021
EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang Holdings Limited and Giancarlo Zema Design Group have designed and will build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials, and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs. Vertiports will play a significant role in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and the new era of flight. When integrated into the existing transportation infrastructure, vertiports can serve as aerial hubs for tourists.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 11, 2021
Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Across the country, Zipline is a mission-critical, reliable and resilient part of Ghana's medical supply.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Infrastructure Requirements for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations

Infrastructure Requirements for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations

As manufacturers get closer to operational electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft, it is vital that attention is given to the design and rollout of the vertiport infrastructure which will expand the eVTOL from mere aircraft to transport service.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 8, 2021
World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

The Future Flight Challenge has been created to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Air-One is a world-first fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft - such as cargo drones and air taxis - to be launched in Coventry later this year.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 2, 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 17, 2021
Eviation Closer to Flying All-Electric Aircraft Alice

Eviation Closer to Flying All-Electric Aircraft Alice

The Alice all-electric aircraft, which can fly nine passengers for up to 440 nautical miles, will be powered exclusively by magniX propulsion systems.
Aerospace Technology Journal
May 7, 2021
Join the IDTechEx Webinar - Electric Aircraft Spark Industry Shakeout

Join the IDTechEx Webinar - Electric Aircraft Spark Industry Shakeout

Wednesday 19 May 2021 - The webinar looks at everything manned going electric from piloted freight to passengers flown without a pilot. From conventional takeoff and landing eCTOL to the glamorous eVTOL projects awash with billions of dollars of investment, there are hybrid, fuel cell and retrofit opportunities.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Manned Electric Aircraft Analysis

Manned Electric Aircraft Analysis

The global aviation sector, estimated to account for around 2 to 3 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, is under increasing pressure to decarbonize, but faces significant financial headwinds in the immediate term from the devastation wrought by COVID-19.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Aircraft for Beginners

Electric Aircraft for Beginners

It is large single aisle aircraft that guzzle the most fuel, creating the most pollution. They are therefore the big win for future electrification but to get there we have to do the much easier electrification of small aircraft to battery electric motive power and do what electrification we can, short of motive power, to the largest aircraft. We come at it from both ends. The gains will benefit flier health as well as reduce local pollution and global warming.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 30, 2021
Wisk to Begin eVTOL Trial in New Zealand This Year

Wisk to Begin eVTOL Trial in New Zealand This Year

Wisk, the Urban Air Mobility company behind the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi, is progressing with its Transport Trial, which will advance autonomous passenger transport under the New Zealand Government's broader Airspace Integration Trial Programme. Wisk is working towards rolling out the implementation phase later this year.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 12, 2021
Rolls-Royce Joins Partners for All Electric Passenger Aircraft

Rolls-Royce Joins Partners for All Electric Passenger Aircraft

Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe - the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in 2026.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Mar 8, 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
External Company Press Release
Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

The aviation industry is responsible for 3% of global manmade CO2 emissions and has the challenging objective to reduce these emissions in the next decade significantly. Unlike road transport, aviation cannot switch to electric or hydrogen propulsion yet and therefore depends on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). SAF purely made from air via direct air capture technology and renewable electricity offers a carbon-neutral solution suitable to meet the industry's high demands for renewable fuels in the future.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Feb 4, 2021
GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN Aerospace is to lead a trio of new programs to advance sustainable aviation technology. The UK-based group will be coordinating 15 other organizations in work backed by a £4.5 million investment from the government's Future Flight Challenge fund.
Aerospace Technology Journal
Jan 13, 2021
Archer, and FCA to Accelerate EVTOL Production

Archer, and FCA to Accelerate EVTOL Production

Archer is creating the world's first all-electric airline that moves people throughout the world's cities in a quick, safe, sustainable and cost-effective manner. The new partnership will help accelerate Archer's timeline.
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