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Electric CTOL/STOL News, Sept/Oct 2022

Electric CTOL/STOL News, Sept/Oct 2022

  • 13 Sep 2022 02:17 AM
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With new contracts, partnerships and flight tests spanning multiple countries and companies, efforts are advancing to develop electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) and electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM) applications.

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NASA’s Electric CTOL Demonstrator

NASA’s Electric CTOL Demonstrator

  • 06 Jul 2022 09:57 PM
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NASA’s X-57 Maxwell experimental aircraft is testing a commercial four-seat Italian Tecnam P2006T modified as an electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) aircraft.

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Universal Hydrogen Secures Order

Universal Hydrogen Secures Order

  • 21 Jun 2022 12:36 AM
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Connect Airlines, a start-up regional US airline, has placed an order with Universal Hydrogen for the conversion of 75 ATR 72-600 Regional Aircraft to hydrogen powertrains.

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Electra Acquires Airflow

Electra Acquires Airflow

  • 21 Jun 2022 12:31 AM
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Electra.aero and Airflow.aero, two leading manufacturers of hybrid eSTOL aircraft, have joined forces.

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P&WC Selects H55

P&WC Selects H55

  • 21 Jun 2022 12:22 AM
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In a May 19 press release, Swiss firm H55 announced that Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) had selected it to provide the electric propulsion and battery systems for the company’s regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator program.

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Surf Air to Go Public, Merge with Southern Airways

Surf Air to Go Public, Merge with Southern Airways

  • 21 Jun 2022 12:19 AM
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Surf Air Mobility, the Los Angeles, California-based electric air travel company, announced on May 18 that it would merge with Southern Airways Corporation and become a publicly traded company.

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ZeroAvia Expands Collaboration

ZeroAvia Expands Collaboration

  • 21 Jun 2022 12:01 AM
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On May 10, ZeroAvia announced that it had signed an agreement with Shell covering various aspects of hydrogen resupply.

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magniX Partners with AeroTEC, Air Tindi

magniX Partners with AeroTEC, Air Tindi

  • 20 Jun 2022 11:56 PM
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magniX, the Redmond, Washington-based developer of electric power systems, announced on April 28 that it has partnered with AeroTEC and Air Tindi on the NASA Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstrator project.

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Ampaire Begins Ground Tests, Seeks Funding

Ampaire Begins Ground Tests, Seeks Funding

  • 20 Jun 2022 11:43 PM
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As a follow-on to its hybrid-electric Cessna 337 Electric EEL, Ampaire announced on April 22 that it has begun ground testing the propulsion system on its hybrid-electric Cessna 206B Grand Caravan.

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Beta Alia-250 Prototype Flies Cross Country to Arkansas

Beta Alia-250 Prototype Flies Cross Country to Arkansas

  • 02 Jun 2022 03:20 PM
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On May 23–30, 2022, Beta Technologies flew its prototype Alia-250 eVTOL aircraft (N250UT) cross country to Bentonville, Arkansas.

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