Electric Aircraft

United, Mesa pledge to buy 200 short-haul electric planes from Heart Aerospace

The Swedish aerospace start-up Heart Aerospace receives an order for 200 electric ES-19 planes.  ...


Bye announces launch customers of eFlier 800

Bye Aerospace announced that Jet It and JetClub are going to become launch customers for the company’s eFlier 800 aircraft....


Future with eVTOL: Virgin Atlantic & American Airlines order 400 electric plane

A British air carrier Virgin Atlantic and the American air carrier American Airlines (A1G) (AAL) signed two separate purchase deals with Vertical Aerospace, under which both companies will acquire a total of up to 400 electric vertical take-offs and landing (eVTOL) aircraft combined. Virgin Atlantic committed to purchasing up to 150 fully electric zero-emissions VA-X4 aircraft capable of flying over 100 miles while carrying four passengers onboar...


Rolls-Royce completes world’s fastest all-electric plane testing

Rolls-Royce has completed tests of its world’s faster all-electric aircraft on a full-scale replica of the plane’s core called “ionBird”....


Tesla’s new batteries get electric aircraft closer to reality?

Electricity-based urban aviation is getting closer to reality as lithium batteries’ energy density increases, new Tesla research suggests....


Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)/how does it work?

In a recent couple of years (UAVs) have amply demonstrated their value and attractiveness with a wide range of applications includes inspection, maintenance, and repair in the aviation world, UAVs are...


NASA takes delivery of its first all-electric X-plane

These days NASA is not only preoccupied with the research and development of spacecraft – the agency is set on exploring electric propulsion technology for general aviation aircraft. NASA recently received its first all-electric X-plane: known as X-57 Maxwell Mod II, it is the agency’s first all-electric experimental aircraft and the first crewed X-plane in two decades. With the X-57, NASA aims to set industry standards for the growin...


Rolls Royce joins Widerøe’s electrical aircraft program

Rolls-Royce and Widerøe announced joining forces on a research program that ultimately strives to develop an electrical aircraft concept. Widerøe is yet another Norwegian company exploring the options of green aviation....


Harbour Air set to become the first all-electric airline in the world

A Canadian airline, Harbor Air and electric engine manufacturer magniX have partnered up to create a very ambitious project – a fully electric airline....


An Electric-Powered Airplane Might Be A Distant Future After All

In 2016 we saw how plane is powered with a solar energy and in 2017 we were introduced with the idea of electric-powered jets. Zero emission jet was planned to be the future of aviation and it was predicted to be here by 2022....