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HyPoint Partners With BASF to Develop High-Performance Hydrogen Fuel Cell Membranes for Aviation

HyPoint Partners With BASF to Develop High-Performance Hydrogen Fuel Cell Membranes for Aviation

  • 09 Oct 2021 11:40 AM
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Partnership Aims to Develop a Hydrogen Fuel Cell System That Can Achieve Specific Power Greater Than 3,000 W/kg, Suitable for Narrow-Body Aircraft

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EAA AirVenture 2021’s Vertical Flight & Electric Aviation Trajectory

EAA AirVenture 2021’s Vertical Flight & Electric Aviation Trajectory

  • 21 Sep 2021 10:38 PM
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While it may not have been readily apparent to some, there was in fact a strong presence from the vertical flight and electric aviation community at this year’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, organized by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) on July 26–Aug. 1.

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eSTOL and eCTOL Updates, September 2021

eSTOL and eCTOL Updates, September 2021

  • 12 Sep 2021 05:10 PM
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A number of companies have continued to advance their eSTOL and eCTOL designs.

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P&WC’s Hybrid-Electric De Havilland Dash 8-100 Technology Demonstrator Receives Funding

P&WC’s Hybrid-Electric De Havilland Dash 8-100 Technology Demonstrator Receives Funding

  • 19 Jul 2021 07:31 AM
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Pratt & Whitney Canada and De Havilland Canada are collaborating in the development of a hybrid-electric propulsion system for regional aircraft that will represent the next step-change in efficiency for aircraft engines.

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Press Release: 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium

Press Release: 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium

  • 14 Jul 2021 12:18 PM
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Nearly 60 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), held online next week on July 20-22, 2021. Registration information and details are available at www.vtol.org/eas.

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eSTOL Updates - March 2021

eSTOL Updates - March 2021

  • 25 Feb 2021 06:11 PM
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At the VFS eVTOL Symposium in January, San Francisco, California-based Airflow announced that it was beginning development of “one of the first full-scale piloted technology demonstrators of an eSTOL aircraft.” For the last year, Airflow has been utilizing a sub-scale model for test flights that have helped develop its eSTOL flight control technology.

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SPACtacular Financing: Billions Coming for eVTOL

SPACtacular Financing: Billions Coming for eVTOL

  • 24 Feb 2021 04:13 PM
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A year after the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft industry saw its first start-up valued at more than $1B (see “The First Electric VTOL Unicorn: Joby Aviation,” Vertiflite, March/April 2020), a growing number of companies across the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry are looking to merge with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) that is already publicly traded to raise the funds necessary to bankroll future growth.

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eCTOL Updates

eCTOL Updates

  • 20 Dec 2020 06:27 PM
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Tecnam has partnered with Rolls-Royce to develop a nine-passenger eCTOL aircraft called the P-Volt, the Italian aircraft company announced on Oct. 23. The two companies are already collaborating on a hybrid-electric version of its four-seat Tecnam P2010 Traveller.

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eSTOL Updates

eSTOL Updates

  • 20 Dec 2020 06:27 PM
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California-based Metro Hop, Inc., announced on Nov. 30 that its newly formed German division, Metro Hop Technik GMBH, had been awarded a grant from the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC). Metro Hop has been developing an all-electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft (shown) with its patented “Active Landing Gear” system, used to accelerate the plane to flight speed on takeoff and decelerate the plane after landing.

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Catching up on the State of eCTOL Aircraft

Catching up on the State of eCTOL Aircraft

  • 30 Oct 2020 01:04 PM
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Electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) aircraft are anything but conventional, but include many of the same challenges as electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, most especially, of course, with the power systems.

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