Expanding horizons: the potential of hybrid eVTOLs

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In the rapidly evolving landscape of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, hybrid models are emerging as a significant trend, offering a blend of electric propulsion and conventional engines or fuel cells. This hybrid approach, while still embracing the eco-friendly ethos of electric motors, is seen as a pragmatic solution to enhance range and payload capacity, addressing some of the key limitations of purely electric eVTOLs.

The first hydrogen-powered Dash 8 takes to the air

The first take-off of the Universal Hydrogen Dash 8-300
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Universal Hydrogen, an American start-up, has successfully conducted a test flight of its hydrogen fuel cell-powered De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300 aircraft, named “Lightning McClean.” The aircraft took off from Grant County International Airport near Moses Lake and reached an altitude of 1,000 meters during the 15-minute test flight.