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.
Four years after Eviation Aircraft unveiled its electric aircraft, the final production version has been completed. Israel’s Eviation Aircraft made its debut at the 2017 Paris Air Show with Alice, heralded as the first electric aircraft capable of long-range flight. Now the company has made another announcement: the production version of the Alice is ready.
The stability and performance of lithium-oxygen batteries could be significantly improved with a tailored electrolyte that could represent the next generation of rechargeable batteries. This is according to a team of scientists from the University of Liverpool, Johnson Matthey PLC and Loughborough University, which has designed a new stable material mixture for lithium-metal anode lithium-oxygen batteries.
In Florida, 10 centers will be set up from which electric, jet-powered, so-called air taxis will be able to travel across the state. Five-year-old Munich-based startup Lilium announced on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial to build more than 10 landing sites – veriports – in several major Florida cities, including Orlando. Lilium CEO Dr. Remo Gerber said the majority of Florida residents will be able to reach one of the air taxi centers in about 30 minutes as the company plans to scatter the stations across the state so they become accessible to everyone.