If battery power can be kept to a minimum, parallel hybrid-electric propulsion could provide significant fuel savings over short airline flights.
Certification testing specialist promotes the concept of commercially operated civil supersonic corridor for overland flight testing.
Multifan design could boost boundary-layer ingestion performance of otherwise conventionally configured electric-powered airliners.
Electrifying seaplanes; Autonomous taxiing; Flying-V airliner; Boeing unmanned cargo; 3D-printed satellite launcher.
Britten-Norman’s Islander, widely used for short flights in remote areas, is set to get an electric-propulsion makeover.
With more than 100 passenger-carrying autonomous test flights under its belt, China’s Ehang is ready to begin flights in cities.
Rolls-Royce proposes use of sustainable fuel blends is mandated to incentivize production and accelerate the reduction of aviation CO2 emissions.
BAE Systems’ U.S. arm applies experience powering hybrid-electric transit buses to developing products and systems for electrified aircraft.
Electric X-57 arrives; low-boom X-59 CDR; UK backs fuel-cell propulsion; Nordic electric aviation; GE pursues megawatt power; Equator electric seaplane.
The target market is freighter or passenger aircraft of the 2030s, and the engine is big enough for a 100-seater.