Top News on electric aircraft

  • The power of silence


    Don't shout it out loud, but Sikorsky's Firefly will be the first manned helicopter lacking both engine and gasoline, as it is powered by an electric motor fed by battery cells


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  • Three 'miracles' required for mainstream electric-powered aircraft, says P&W


    ​Though electric aircraft technology continues to improve, an engineer at Pratt & Whitney says the technology must make...


  • PARIS: Safran rewires electrical business to drive growth


    As Safran gears up to bring its electrically-powered nose-wheel taxi system to market with partner Honeywell, the...


  • PARIS: EADS works towards all-electric airliners


    UP FOR IT: Dassault will be keen to show what Europe can do Jean Botti's job is to see the future - and get Airbus...


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  • FARNBOROUGH: Landing gear innovations support Ka-62

    News | 14 Jul 2014 11:25 | Dan Thisdell

    When Kamov’s Ka-62 multi-role helicopter gets flying later this year, it will be coming down to earth on an innovative set of main and tail landing gear. Russia’s Aviation Equipment says the gear is unique, with shock-absorber and retracting system integrated in one unit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Landing-gear-innovations-support-Ka-62-401404/
  • Three 'miracles' required for mainstream electric-powered aircraft, says P&W

    News | 23 May 2014 15:34 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Though electric aircraft technology continues to improve, an engineer at Pratt & Whitney says the technology must make revolutionary leaps before being applicable to commercial or military aircraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Three-miracles-required-for-mainstream-electric-powered-aircraft-says-PW-399640/
  • AUVSI: L-3 debuts new APEX system

    News | 12 May 2014 15:00 | Caitlin Lee

    ​L-3 Unmanned Systems (booth 401) is using AUVSI to display a new small tactical surveillance UAV.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-L-3-debuts-new-APEX-system-399160/
  • Airbus light aircraft initiative blazes trail to electric future

    News | 02 May 2014 09:09 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Airbus is gearing up to commercialise a light aircraft project that stands as a blueprint for an eventual move into the 90-seat regional transport market – with a hybrid-electric propulsion system.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-light-aircraft-initiative-blazes-trail-to-electric-future-398694/
  • ANALYSIS: Electric aircraft grow in popularity but regulatory issues remain

    News | 07 Apr 2014 15:24

    ​Electric aircraft are coming. But not as quickly as their backers predicted just a few years ago.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Electric-aircraft-grow-in-popularity-but-regulatory-issues-remain-397667/
  • Safran positioned for growth in onboard electrical systems

    News | 29 Jan 2014 16:57 | Dan Thisdell

    ​No-one should be surprised that United Technologies, the parent company of Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and Hamilton Sundstrand, redrew the aerospace industry competitive landscape when it bought Goodrich in 2012 for $18 billion. The largest M&A deal in aerospace industry history could hardly have gone down without repercussions, and naturally many rivals were keen to benefit from the anti-trust and financial fallout.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Safran-positioned-for-growth-in-onboard-electrical-systems-395375/