Electric Aircraft

GOL to acquire 250 VA-X4 eVTOL aircraft for Brazil ride-sharing network

GOL signs a deal with Avolon and Grupo Comporte to acquire 250 eVTOL aircraft....


Rolls-Royce new electric aircraft takes off for first flight test

Rolls-Royce all-electric aircraft Spirit of Innovation completes its first test flight....


Hawaiian considers electric inter-island aircraft fleet

Hawaiian Airlines is considering electric aircraft for their inter-island fleet, the airline’s CEO Peter Ingram revealed....


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...