Orkney Islands Opens Sustainable Flight Test Center

Ampaire’s Electric EEL
Construction of the SATE hangar is now underway. Ampaire’s Electric EEL is pictured here outside Kirkwall Airport’s fire station.
Credit: Colin Keldie/K4 Graphics
Just as important as Ampaire’s hybrid-electric flights between the Scottish mainland and Orkney is the creation of a test center in the Orcadian capital of Kirkwall. Ampaire’s trial was the first to be completed as part of the SATE (Sustainable Aviation Test Environment) project, a collaboration of...
Angus Batey

Angus Batey has been contributing to various titles within the Aviation Week Network since 2009, reporting on topics ranging from defense and space to business aviation, advanced air mobility and cybersecurity.

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