A proven machine would get a new drive. Airport background: charging truck for batteries. It is a market advantage if the machine can be converted to electric, but also if the factory offers the model with three different types of propulsion.
According to Airbus experts, the Zephyr’s batteries perform so well that it is calculated that it could orbit in the stratosphere for half a year.
Airbus Helicopters has started trials of a backup electric propulsion system on the H130, which serves as the company’s flight laboratory. The project, which is supported by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC), aims to improve the flight safety of single-engine helicopters in the event of a power failure.
According to the company, the successful 15-minute flight of the Spirit of Innovation aircraft is an important step towards the creation of environmentally friendly air transport. Rolls-Royce announced in June how it aims to achieve zero emissions, and the Spirit of Innovation is an important step towards achieving this commitment. The company is committed to ensuring that all its new products are zero-emission by 2030.
With the support of the Canadian government and a partnership with De Havilland Canada, Pratt & Whitney is accelerating the development of its hybrid-electric propulsion system, with the engine manufacturer expecting a 30 percent efficiency increase from the new technology.
Twelve Eviation Alice electric-powered small aircraft are to be purchased by German express mail company DHL for its express business.