Propulsion-electric

By Graham Warwick
New drive systems combining hydrogen fuel cells and distributed electric propulsion can be costly to develop.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Tony Osborne
GKN Aerospace is nearing critical milestones in its H2Gear hydrogen-electric powertrain research and technology project after overcoming supply chain issues.
Emerging Technologies

By Graham Warwick
Scandinavian Seaplanes, Norway’s largest seaplane operator, has signed a strategic partnership with Dovetail Electric Aviation to electrify its fleet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Garrett Reim
Electric Power Systems (EPS) has unveiled a new battery, the Electric Propulsion ion Core Ecosystem 2.0 (EPIC 2.0), that promises 90 min. of power for flight and 30 min. of reserve power.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Japan backs aircraft electrification; flying warehouse for delivery drones; certifying autonomous flight; silicon batteries for eVTOL.
Emerging Technologies

By Graham Warwick
The nondilutive financial support from Invest Victoria will support Dovetail’s development of electrified propulsion systems for regional aircraft.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Garrett Reim, Graham Warwick
Startup VerdeGo Aero says the slow pace of battery improvement leaves room for future hybrid-electric systems.
Emerging Technologies

By Guy Norris
The company is studying hybrid-electric helicopters, continuing its electric certification drive and pushing Dash 7 conversion for NASA’s flight demonstrator.
Emerging Technologies

By Graham Warwick
Novel hydrogen storage; Solar Skydweller flies uncrewed; Avic’s large cargo UAV; and UK integrated electric ducted fan.
Emerging Technologies

By Thierry Dubois
Demonstrators built under Clean Sky 2, the project’s predecessor, were exhibited at the annual forum as a source of motivation.
Emerging Technologies

By Guy Norris
Rolls-Royce has begun bench tests of its first 320-kW electric motor demonstrator for potential regional aircraft applications.
Emerging Technologies

By Ben Goldstein
Surf Air Mobility said it now expects to receive FAA certification for its electrified powertrains in 2027.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
High-speed testbeds make progress; validating a digital twin; non-CO2 emissions road map; power-beamed UAV; SAF via bacteria.
Emerging Technologies

By Thierry Dubois
While French innovators are making gradual progress in electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen propulsion, they are looking for critical funding.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Graham Warwick
Certifying electric engines; Call for UK hydrogen funding; More eVTOLs for USAF; and the UK’s future flight road map.
Emerging Technologies

By Graham Warwick
Fuel systems for hydrogen; 3D printing on the Moon; LH2 tank breakthrough; the cost of avoiding contrails; and Velis Electro approved for training.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Graham Warwick
Batteries for 100-seaters; Daher advances thermoplastics; UK CAA explores hydrogen; MagLev for eVTOL; Beyond flies fuel cell.
Emerging Technologies

By Guy Norris, Tony Osborne
After 35 years, Heli-Expo is transforming into a new, broader event to be called Verticon.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Graham Warwick
Ultraquiet propulsion developer Whisper Aero is proposing a concept for a 100-seat battery-electric regional airliner.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Graham Warwick
Spanish aerostructures and engine components supplier Aciturri is to acquire a stake in Dovetail Electric Aviation.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Guy Norris
Sikorsky has unveiled the configuration of the Hybrid-Electric Demonstrator (HEX), a fully autonomous prototype to be developed with GE Aerospace, at Heli-Expo.
Emerging Technologies

By Thierry Dubois
As the Airbus CEO is adamant that hydrogen propulsion is feasible, the Climate Impulse project might do some groundwork for the technology.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Guy Norris
Dovetail Electric Aviation has begun tests of an integrated hydrogen fuel-cell powerplant targeted at flight tests on a modified Beechcraft King Air.
Singapore Airshow

By Thierry Dubois
The first flight of the ERA is scheduled for 2026 and entry into service for 2028.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Guy Norris
Two-thirds of Europe’s Clean Aviation research projects are focused on more sustainable advanced propulsion technologies for service entry in the mid-2030s.
Emerging Technologies