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World's Smallest eVTOL Gets Application Approval for Flying Car Certificate in Japan
World's Smallest eVTOL Gets Application Approval for Flying Car Certificate in Japan

2 Nov 2021, 16:19 UTC / The first company in Japan to successfully demonstrate a flying car concept reaches a new milestone, as its application for a type certificate was approved

 
UK’s Heathrow Airport to Begin Operating 200 MPH Electric Air Taxis by 2025
UK’s Heathrow Airport to Begin Operating 200 MPH Electric Air Taxis by 2025

26 Oct 2021, 03:54 UTC / Passengers in the UK will be able to get from Heathrow to London in 12 minutes, on board silent, Rolls-Royce-powered eVTOLs

 
South Korean Firm Reveals All Electric Basic Trainer For New Air Force Recruits
South Korean Firm Reveals All Electric Basic Trainer For New Air Force Recruits

23 Oct 2021, 13:15 UTC / What is known is that together, the motors will produce at least 1,600 horsepower. Putting the Black Kite in line with World War Two piston engines.

 
Japan to Become One of the First in the World to Introduce 200 MPH Zero-Emission Air Taxis
Japan to Become One of the First in the World to Introduce 200 MPH Zero-Emission Air Taxis

21 Oct 2021, 05:35 UTC / Japan is getting ready to launch an eVTOL ride sharing service, one of the first in the world, based on an aircraft that boasts impressive power.

 
NASA Gives Millions to Research Electric Propulsion for Commercial Aircraft
NASA Gives Millions to Research Electric Propulsion for Commercial Aircraft

1 Oct 2021, 08:20 UTC / NASA hands out millions of dollars to GE Aviation and MagniX USA for the development of Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) technologies

 
British eVTOL Claims to Have the World's Lightest Electric Powertrain, Flies at 200 MPH
British eVTOL Claims to Have the World's Lightest Electric Powertrain, Flies at 200 MPH

22 Sep 2021, 08:57 UTC / This air taxi wants to become the most efficient eVTOL in the world, boasting F-35 avionics and an innovative powertrain co-developed by Rolls-Royce

 
500 HP Rolls-Royce Electric Aircraft Flies Closer to World Record Attempt
500 HP Rolls-Royce Electric Aircraft Flies Closer to World Record Attempt

16 Sep 2021, 13:54 UTC / The Rolls-Royce Spirit of Innovation electric aircraft flew for the first time this week marking a major milestone on the road to record attempt

 
Pyka P3 to Revolutionize Autonomous Electric Flight, With Patented Propulsion System
Pyka P3 to Revolutionize Autonomous Electric Flight, With Patented Propulsion System

16 Aug 2021, 09:11 UTC / A bold, new aircraft is ready to conquer regional flight, with highly-advanced avionics, propulsion system and autonomous capabilities.

 
New British Hybrid-Electric Aircraft to Carry Passengers by Day, Cargo by Night
New British Hybrid-Electric Aircraft to Carry Passengers by Day, Cargo by Night

12 Aug 2021, 04:44 UTC / This massive 90-seat aircraft promises to disrupt regional flight, with innovative hybrid-electric technology, advanced performance and versatile configuration.

 
What Looks Like a Giant Bumblebee, Can Fly Anywhere, and Started Out as a Car?
What Looks Like a Giant Bumblebee, Can Fly Anywhere, and Started Out as a Car?

6 Aug 2021, 06:48 UTC / Yes, bumblebees are more yellow than black, but the Blackfly is close. This amphibious aerial vehicle is ready to take recreational flight to the next level.

 
$627k eFlyer 4 Could Replace the Entire Training Aviation Fleet in the U.S.
$627k eFlyer 4 Could Replace the Entire Training Aviation Fleet in the U.S.

5 Aug 2021, 08:55 UTC / Bye Aerospace continues to increase the performance of its all-electric, 4-seat aircraft that could replace the old trainer aircraft used in aviation today.

 
DHL Will Operate eCargo Plane Fleet for World’s First Electric Express Network
DHL Will Operate eCargo Plane Fleet for World’s First Electric Express Network

4 Aug 2021, 08:30 UTC / DHL Express is breaking the norm by introducing the first electric delivery network in the world, powered by a fleet of Alice aircraft.

 
Pioneering 7-Seater Electric Jet to Be Powered by Porsche’s Battery Manufacturer
Pioneering 7-Seater Electric Jet to Be Powered by Porsche’s Battery Manufacturer

29 Jul 2021, 09:11 UTC / A German startup is ready to launch an innovative 7-seater eVTOL, which will use batteries made by Porsche's partner in the Cellforce Group joint venture

 
Pioneering Ultra-Short Takeoff Aircraft With Blown Lift Gets Backed by NASA
Pioneering Ultra-Short Takeoff Aircraft With Blown Lift Gets Backed by NASA

28 Jul 2021, 09:55 UTC / Electra is a company that is developing a groundbreaking electric ultra-short takeoff aircraft that has already been selected by the U.S. Air Force.

 
USAF’s New eVTOL Can Reach 180 MPH Using 50 Percent Less Energy Than an EV
USAF’s New eVTOL Can Reach 180 MPH Using 50 Percent Less Energy Than an EV

18 Jul 2021, 11:42 UTC / The fast and silent Heaviside just got cleared by the U.S. Air Force to begin official military-directed testing, before entering service within USAF

 
Ready to Island-Hop Aboard an Electric Airplane? United Airlines Just Bought It
Ready to Island-Hop Aboard an Electric Airplane? United Airlines Just Bought It

15 Jul 2021, 12:57 UTC / World's first fully-electric regional aircraft is here, and United Airlines purchased 200 of these innovative 19-seaters.

 
All-Electric Plane Alice Ready to Conquer the Sky and Redefine Commuting by Air
All-Electric Plane Alice Ready to Conquer the Sky and Redefine Commuting by Air

2 Jul 2021, 05:27 UTC / Alice, the long-anticipated, all-electric aircraft is ready for her first flight. Blending luxury with sustainability, this commuter plane is a game-changer

 
“Flying Bum” Airlander 10 to Be Powered by World-Class 500 kW Electric Motors
“Flying Bum” Airlander 10 to Be Powered by World-Class 500 kW Electric Motors

30 Jun 2021, 09:32 UTC / The largest civil aircraft in the world, famous for its unusual shape, is on the way to becoming the first fully-electric plane, with state-of-the-art motors

 
Jet It Becomes the First to Operate the eFlyer 800 Electric Jet in the U.S.
Jet It Becomes the First to Operate the eFlyer 800 Electric Jet in the U.S.

22 Jun 2021, 08:41 UTC / Bye Aerospace announced that the innovative 8-seat, all-electric eFlyer 800 just got its first official customer, that will redefine private travel.

 
Fully Electric Aircraft to Be Used for the First Time by a National Air Force
Fully Electric Aircraft to Be Used for the First Time by a National Air Force

8 Jun 2021, 08:58 UTC / For the first time ever, zero-emission planes will be used for training future pilots, by an European Defense Department