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The Pacific Northwest is ideal for the first deployment of electrically powered commercial aircraft

2019 will go down as the year that electrically powered aircraft became a serious issue.  The Eviation Alice at the Paris airshow attracted more attention than was expected.  It won a customer order. But from where we are now to a practical application is much closer...

How might electric motors enter commercial aviation?

Every airshow seems to have a theme - last year at Farnborough it was all about additive manufacturing.  This year at Paris it was all about electric.  While there was a lot of excitement about the emerging electric engine technology, one has to temper the...

JetSuite launches hybrid electric airplane

Planned for 2022 EIS, JetSuite has expressed interest in up to 100 aircraft from Zunum Aero. These aircraft will be 12-seaters. Zunuum is backed by JetBlue and Boeing. In aircraft battery packs are located in the wing and are relied on to power the aircraft. The...

“CityAirbus” demonstrator achieves Iron-Bird ‘Power On’

Airbus announced, in time for the Singapore show, that its “CityAirbus” electrical urban-air-mobility demonstrator programme reached an important milestone: the completion and “power on” of the “iron bird” ground test facility in Taufkirchen, Germany. This enables the...

Look Ma, no blend!

A very interesting aviation biofuel test was undertaken this week.  Take a look here. The eye popping part for us is...

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