The Hungarian solar-powered airplane plan has hit the world press

The Falcon Solar, the brainchild of Lasky Design of Budapest, is still only a concept, but there is still a lot of interest in it. According to 2018 data, aviation contributes around one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere every year, which is around 2-2.5 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions.

The electric airliner could take off within days

Many are sceptical about whether the batteries are at the right level for success, but Eviation says a test flight could be within days. The first test flight of Eviation’s electronically-powered passenger aircraft could take place soon, the company’s CEO Omer Bar-Yohay told Flying magazine on Monday.

Denmark has made a serious commitment: by 2030, only electric planes would fly domestically

By the middle of the decade, Denmark would allow passengers to board environmentally friendly planes when travelling within the country. Denmark would green its domestic flights by 2030, meaning that by the end of the decade only zero-emission aircraft would fly within the country’s borders. This was announced by Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark.

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