“ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT SUCCESSFULLY FLIES 1,403 miles in Test Flight”
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USA – Electric Aircraft
Updated 23rd June 2022
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On the morning of Monday, May 23, an electric aircraft took off from Plattsburgh International Airport in eastern New York, near Lake Champlain and the border with Vermont. From there,
it pushed west and south. It landed and took off again two more times in New York, and then flew into Akron, Ohio the next day. After seven stops in total, it finally landed on Monday, May 30, in Bentonville, Arkansas, completing a start-and-stop journey of 1,403 miles.
Japan – Electric Aircrafts
TOKYO — A great deal of progress has been made in technology for electric aircraft, boosting prospects for a new era in commuting believed to be coming between 2023 and 2026.
A fully electric small aircraft from Rolls-Royce has broken two world speed records, demonstrating the viability of the aircraft for fast, short-distance transportation.
Rolls-Royce is partnering with aerospace companies to develop airplanes and vehicles powered by its electric propulsion systems.
In autumn 2021, the company’s single-seat, electric-powered propeller plane, Spirit of Innovation, smashed the zero-emission speed record, hitting an average of 555.9 kph over 3 km. The average speed broke the existing record by 213.04 kph.
The plane also flew at a record average speed of 532.1 kph over 15 km, maxing out at 623 kph.
The two records were ratified in January by Federation Aeronautique Internationale, or World Air Sports Federation, which certifies aeronautical and astronautical records.
Rob Watson, head of Rolls-Royce’s electric aircraft business, says the company has built a solid foundation for realizing its vision of commercial electric aviation.
Austria – Electric Aircrafts
“The First Electric Airplane That You Can Fast-Charge Like Your Tesla Is Coming Soon”
Diamond Aircraft’s eDA40 is the result of several years’ worth of experimentation and testing of both hybrid and pure electric systems. The Austrian manufacturer is now poised to move forward with an electrified version of its DA40, a single-engine trainer aircraft that’s already certified. The eDA40’s twist is simple but practical: It plugs into DC fast-charging systems.
The charging apparatus is supplied by Electric Power systems, which develops certified systems for Aerospace, Defense, Automotive and Marine. The eDA40 will be the first electric plane that is Part 23 certified by the FAA and Europe’s aviation safety agency, EASA, with this charging option. That doesn’t mean you can land in the parking lot of your nearest big-box store and plug into one of the auto chargers. But in theory, you could.
Hawaii – Electric Aircrafts
The carrier could add the new electric-powered seagliders to its interisland fleet as early as 2028.
In the coming years, cruising altitude could go from more than 30,000 feet down to (literally) just above sea level—at least between the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines this month announcedthat it has invested in Regional Electric Ground Effect Nautical Transport(REGENT), a Boston-based company that makes 100 percent electric-powered seagliders.
USA – Electric Aircrafts
Electric aircraft set to transform urban mobility
Investors are pouring in billions of dollars into eVTOL project (electric vertical take offs and landing aircraft) to ferry passengers
Google Co-Founder Larry Page, LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman and Zinga founder Mark Pincus and companies like Uber, Airbus, Boeing, Honda and American Airlines believe the future of urban transport will be a tiny electric aircraft which can carry a maximum of six passengers and a pilot to ferry them from their homes to offices and back.
Back home, corporate charter jet company, JetSetGo, expects to pump in a large part of the $200 million it plans to raise shortly for investing in electric aircraft called eVTOLs (electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft) to ferry passengers, while an IIT Madras-incubated startup, ePlane Company has recently tested a prototype in Dubai of its electric aircraft which it expects to launch soon.
INDIA – Electric Aircrafts
Sooner or later, the FAA—and regulators worldwide—will reach an inflection point with electric aircraft and it may be that sooner has arrived. Or at least has been hinted at. Last week, Air Currents reported that the agency is switching gears, at least with regard to the burgeoning eVTOL category, which appears to mean these aircraft will be certified as a special category, not a traditional aircraft that happens to be electric powered. That category is likely to be powered tilt rotor.
The status of eVTOL: a soon to be reality?
What powers electric vertical take off and landing aircraft? What new regulations and policy changes does India need to better integrate electric vertical aircraft?
The story so far: The Union Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia, has said that the Government of India is exploring the possibility of inviting manufacturers of Electric Vertical Take off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft to set up base in India. The Minister had been on a visit to the U.S. and Canada in April and in his interactions with key players in the industry, it was said that several eVTOL players were ‘keen on setting up production centres’ in the country. In late May, while speaking at “India@2047”, which was part of the seventh edition of the India Ideas Conclave in Bengaluru, the Minister also said that India is in ‘conversation’ with a number of eVTOL producers — the implication being a futuristic vision for India.
Piaggio Electric Aircrafts
Piaggio Aerospace is laying plans for a possible hydrogen-electric business aircraft featuring a completely new airframe. Chief technology officer Antonio Sollo told attendees at Climate Transformed’s green aviation webinar shortly before EBACE 2022 that the company has evaluated possible battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell propulsion systems for its existing P.180 Avanti Evo turboprop twin. However, the company has concluded it would not be commercially viable to convert this airplane to such propulsion systems—at least in the near-term.
In preparing a technology development plan from 2023 to 2027, Piaggio’s engineering team looked at various medium-term options covering hybrid- and full-electric versions of the Avanti. It concluded that, based on projected improvements in battery technology, for the so-called eP.180 to be able to carry four passengers and two pilots on missions of around 300 nm, the aircraft’s maximum takeoff weight would have to increase significantly—from 12,100 pounds to 16,200 pounds.
Israel – Electric Aircrafts
Electrifying domestic flights could be the first big step to cutting aviation’s carbon emissions
Japan – Electric Aircraft’s
A team of researchers from Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), backed by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, has developed a lithium-air battery with a record-breaking energy density of more than 500 watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg).
To put that into perspective, the novel battery has nearly double the energy density of the battery used in a Tesla Model 3. In addition to achieving the highest energy densities and longest cycle life yet accomplished, the battery can be charged and discharged at room temperature, according to a study
UK – Electric Aircrafts
With recent advancements in aviation technology, it is estimated that by 2025 around a quarter of the industry will be electric or hybrid. Some in-development electric planes are capable of around 90 minutes of travel on a single charge. While sustainable medium and long-haul travel still has a way to go, given around half of all international flights fall into the short-haul category (totaling less than 500 miles), a switch to electric aircraft has the potential to slash emissions on domestic flights by 2.7 million tonnes in the United Kingdom alone.
BRAZIL – ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT
Starting in 2024, aircraft manufacturer Embraer will be acquiring 100% of its electricity in Brazil from renewable sources. This is a year ahead of its initial commitment to be powered 100% in Brazil from renewables by 2025. Continue
An air taxi company is proposing to bring its fleet of electric aircraft to Tampa Bay.
During the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority meeting May 27, Matthew Land, head of public policy and government relations at Eve Air Mobility (NYSE: EVEX), explained how an electric aircraft system would operate and connect Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
Eve Air Mobility is a spinoff of the Florida-based Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer, which designs commercial jets. Eve Air Mobility’s product is considered an eVTOL, electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, and has zero emissions.
“We, unlike some of our colleagues in the space, are not operating our aircraft. We are only selling and leasing them,” Land said, stating how vital it is to work with transit agencies and how the team looks to Embraer for expertise. He described the company as being an “ecosystem integrator,” as it is forming an urban air traffic management system and software solutions for eVTOLS in general.
Eve Air Mobility clients include SkyWest Airlines, Republic Airways, Kenya Airways and aircraft lessor Azorra. Eve Air Mobility currently has a backlog of 1,825 eVTOLs.
Earlier this year, Miami-based Global Crossing Airlines Group, operating under the GlobalX brand, made a deal with Eve Air Mobility to acquire up to 200 electric eVTOL aircraft, with deliveries scheduled for 2026.
ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT RESEARCH
Research released its latest research publication on the Global Electric Aircraft market that provides up-to-date and peer-reviewed facts, figures, and analysis of global developments in technology, policies, and markets. The survey with Electric Aircraft manufacturers and stakeholders from key geographies, reveals various challenges with regulation, development, and growth scenarios. Additionally stream of Electric Aircraft M&A activity and growth, as producers strive to stay ahead of the curve. Continue
ELECTRIC MOTOR SAVING FUEL
Electric Green Taxi Systems (EGTS) allow aircraft to pushback and taxi without using their main engines. Instead, electric motors are installed on the landing gear wheels, which can move the aircraft forward or backward at speeds of up to 23 mph (37 km/h). The motors are powered by the aircraft’s APU)…. Continue
Honeywell Electric Motor
Honeywell announced it has tested a one-megawatt generator designed specifically for hybrid electric aircraft. The generator weighs 280 pounds and has an efficiency rating of about 97 percent. “[The generator] delivers enough energy to power an entire neighborhood block,” Honeywell said in a news release. “Its compact size, low system weight and fuel savings translate into sustainable and operational benefits for hybrid-electric propulsion and other applications such as mobile charging stations, turbogenerator systems that can be flown in remote areas, and directed energy systems.”
The device was tested running continuously at 900 kilowatts during the test and Honeywell says its small size is a major technological advance in hybrid aircraft development. Its power output is calculated at 8 kW per kilogram (about 3.5 kW per pound) compared to about 0.65-1 kW per pound for existing generators. Honeywell’s generator is designed to work with the company’s gas turbine engines to create the most power-dense turbogenerators in the industry, including the ability to run on sustainable aviation fuel, and will “usher in an era of cleaner and less expensive air travel.” Source
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