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World-record electric motor for aircraft

Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 …

Electric Planes Usher in the Second Great Age of Aviation

On July 10, pilot Hugues Duval landed in Calais, France, after flying over the English Channel and back again—in a tiny electric plane called the …

New aviation age: Commercial electric aircraft nearing reality

Fuel-thirsty and noisy modern aviation has been pushing for more efficient and quieter engines, and electric aircraft may provide the answer. XXI …

The UK Tests The First Electric Plane That Can Charge Its Batteries During Flight

The plane uses a "parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system," where an electric motor works with a regular petrol motor to drive a propeller. It's just been trialled at a test site in Northamptonshire.<p>According to Cambridge engineers, the plane uses 30% less fuel than a similar model that only …

Cambridge University

Electric Airplanes Are the Future of Pilot Training

Walk into a flight school today and you'll probably take your first training flight in an aging airplane that's noisy, expensive, and burns leaded …

Fuel-Free Flight: The State of Electric Airplanes

When the all-electric E-Fan made its first flight earlier this year, it signaled a breakthrough in the progress of electric aircraft. Although its …

Aviation

Electric Future: Why Electric Airplanes Are Poised to Take Off

Imagine sliding open the door to your hangar, unplugging the power cable snaking from your airplane to a quick-charging station on the wall and …

erik

Your "Flying Car" Personal Air Taxi is about to arrive!<p>After a decade of work in the electric aircraft industry we are launching a new …

A new category of rotorcraft promises much for safety – if it can be developed into a marketable product. The helicopter is a paradox. Because one of its functions is rescue, it’s the only form of transport that has saved more lives than it has claimed. Yet if any machine deserves the insult of b

A new category of rotorcraft promises much for safety – if it can be developed into a marketable product.<p>The helicopter is a paradox. Because one of …

Lindbergh flies, praises eSpyder electric ultralight

Lindbergh flies, praises eSpyder electric ultralightLindbergh flies, praises eSpyder electric ultralight<p>July 24, 2013 By Jim Moore<p>Erik Lindberg …

10 Electric Planes to Watch

<b>Solar Impulse, a 1-seater solar-powered plane,</b>completed a 5695-kilometer bunny hop across the United States on 6 July. The feat deservedly got a lot …

Electric aircraft start finding a foothold in aviation industry

LE BOURGET, France -- Maybe we should call them e-craft.<p>At the Paris Air Show here, a handful of companies tried out their own version of a change sweeping the automotive industry: electric power. There are abundant challenges to the approach, but some believe that the technology will catch on at …

Alternative Energies

Exploring<p>Alternative Energies<p>Light Sport electrified.<p>By Dean Sigler<p>Light Sport Aircraft (LSAs) are a challenge to designers, restricting weight while …

CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates

As India prepare for their a five-Test series in England starting on Wednesday, Head coach Ravi Shastri is confident that the current team is capable …

India

"Impossible" Electric Airplane Takes Flight

BERLIN—When a Panavia Tornado blasted into the clouds above the Berlin Air Show before swooping back down toward the Earth, the grounds below shook …

Electric Powered ATOS - 2 Trikes and E-Lift

The Electric Airplane

It’s just 55 miles from my home airport in Los Angeles to the Tehachapi gliderport where Pete Buck has his hangar, but it’s usually a jarring flight …

Los Angeles

Chip Yates Sets 5 New Electric Plane World Records in 4 Weeks

Chip Yates has been a busy man. The perpetually restless electric vehicle pioneer has been setting world records throughout the fall. And behind the …

The father of electric-powered flight

“When I want something for myself, I make it a project.”<p>That’s how Randall Fishman, a retired jeweler from New Jersey, explains his entry into the …

Pipistrel Taurus Self Launch Glider, A closer look.

Icaro 2000 The electric Swift

Electric Atos Hang Glider

Independent to the thermals es-trike 2,5 Hours Power Atos VR 190 Drachenfliegen goes electric

Personal, 'green' airplanes propel forward

The idea of personal planes may conjure up dark visions of <i>Blade Runner</i>, but the first batch of two-seater aircraft to fly on electricity rather than fossil fuels could reach more than a dozen buyers by year's end.<p>And if some fans of experimental air travel have their way, that's a step closer to a …

SolarWorld e-One is an Electric Plane with Over 600 Miles of Range

PC Aero SolarWorld e-One<p>The German company PC-Aero, which was working on the implementation of the production electric aircraft Elektra One for …

Electric aircraft start finding a foothold in aviation industry

LE BOURGET, France -- Maybe we should call them e-craft.<p>At the Paris Air Show here, a handful of companies tried out their own version of a change sweeping the automotive industry: electric power. There are abundant challenges to the approach, but some believe that the technology will catch on at …

EGO TRIKE WITH ATOS, ELECTRO VERSION ,THERMAL FLIGHT MAY 2012

Solar Flight Inc. - Solar powered aircraft

Solar Flight Inc. specializes in the design, manufacture, and testing of aircraft with particular expertise in advanced materials, lightweight …

Aviation