Beta Technologies, a trailblazer in the electric aviation industry, has strategically opted to develop a fixed-wing electric aircraft instead of a conventional one, citing the absence of a well-defined regulatory framework. With its eyes set on the Air Taxi project, the US-based firm has spent years perfecting and testing this innovative electric aircraft, which will serve as the foundation for the forthcoming CX300.
Electric aircraft have been hailed as the future of aviation, offering the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, noise pollution and operating costs. While the industry has made impressive progress in recent years, there are still several limitations that must be overcome before electric aircraft become a viable option for commercial aviation.
NASA recently declared that the X-57 Maxwell electric plane has successfully passed a significant evaluation, moving it a step closer to takeoff. The aircraft’s engine controls underwent a heat test, a crucial evaluation that confirms its capability to perform in adverse weather conditions.
NASA is working hard to develop a quiet supersonic jet and an electric aircraft as part of the X-plane series. NASA’s X-57 Maxwell and X-59 QueSST aircraft are getting closer to their first test flights after completing ground tests.
The Spirit of Innovation flew at a speed of 623 km/h in a test last week, according to a Rolls-Royce statement.
In line with market needs, Óbuda University and MAGNUS Aircraft Zrt. have agreed on an innovative cooperation for the development of electric-powered aircraft suitable for touring – the university told MTI on Tuesday.