In a landmark move for aviation technology, CycloTech, an Austrian pioneer in innovative flight propulsion technology, has announced a successful 20 million Euro investment, marking a significant milestone in the development of its groundbreaking propulsion system. This investment, contributed by Breeze Invest and Konos Holding, underscores the industry’s confidence in CycloTech’s vision and its potential to redefine the future of air mobility.
Following EASA regulations, CycloTech received permission from the national aviation safety authority, Austro Control, to perform outdoor flights with its 85kg demonstrator starting March 2023.
The ZeroAvia Dornier 228, a partially converted hydrogen-electric powered aircraft, has successfully completed its first flight from Cotswold Airport in the UK. This aircraft, which can hold 19 passengers, is the largest test aircraft to ever use a zero-emission power source.
Flying cars, also known as vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles, have long been a staple of science fiction and a dream for many people. The idea of being able to simply step into a vehicle and take to the skies has tantalized the imaginations of people for decades. In recent years, however, the development of flying cars has moved from the realm of science fiction to the realm of possibility, as technological advances have made it increasingly feasible to build and operate such vehicles.
Rolls-Royce’s team in Hungary, Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam and Austrian engine manufacturer Rotax have made significant progress in revolutionising aviation and making it more sustainable. Following several successful ground tests, a unique hybrid-powered experimental aircraft took to the skies for the first time on 21 December 2021, the first in the world to be powered by an integrated parallel hybrid propulsion system.