Building Urban Air Mobility Could Require Looking Outside Helicopter Industry

By Nick Zazulia and S.L. Fuller | March 1, 2018 The rotorcraft industry has been ripe with urban air mobility talk for nearly one year, as Uber introduced its idea for a new electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi ecosystem May 2017. Since that time, the conversation has begun to focus not on … More Building Urban Air Mobility Could Require Looking Outside Helicopter Industry

But now a research group called Team FAST, comprising students at the Technical University Eindhoven (TUE), in the Netherlands, thinks it has the hydrogen storage problem licked.

One problem that has been plaguing the development of hydrogen-fueled vehicles is that hydrogen gas needs to be stored and transported in expensive pressurized tanks. Liquid energy carriers such as hydrogen dissolved in a salt solution are viewed as possible alternatives, but they’re also fraught with problems including the accumulation of byproducts. The simplest hydrogen carrier is water. But splitting hydrogen from … More But now a research group called Team FAST, comprising students at the Technical University Eindhoven (TUE), in the Netherlands, thinks it has the hydrogen storage problem licked.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, in association with Boeing, have successfully tested the first aircraft to be powered by a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system

An aircraft with a parallel hybrid engine – the first ever to be able to recharge its batteries in flight – has been successfully tested in the UK, an important early step towards cleaner, low-carbon air travel. Although hybrid cars have been available for more than a decade, what’s been holding back the development of hybrid or … More Researchers from the University of Cambridge, in association with Boeing, have successfully tested the first aircraft to be powered by a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system

Project Zero” All-Electric Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator International Collaboration

Officially unveiled on March 4th, just prior to the Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, USA, the revolutionary AgustaWestland “Project Zero” all-electric tiltrotor technology demonstrator is the result of close collaborations with Finmeccanica companies – Selex ES, Ansaldo Breda, and Ansaldo Energia – and partner companies from Italy, U.K., U.S.A. and Japan. Dr. James Wang, Vice … More Project Zero” All-Electric Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator International Collaboration

AgustaWestland Engineers Recognized With Three Prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society Awards

The most prestigious and long-standing awards in global aerospace honouring achievement, innovation and excellence • Project Zero all-electric tiltrotor team wins another prestigious award. • Invention, design, test and certification of the Obstacle Proximity LIDAR System recognized. • Young engineer’s skills recognized. Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that its engineers exceptional work has … More AgustaWestland Engineers Recognized With Three Prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society Awards

All-electric SportsStar EPOS makes maiden flight

All-electric SportsStar EPOS makes maiden flight  By James Holloway Czech light aircraft specialist Evektor-Aerotechnik has announced the maiden flight of its all-electric SportStar EPOS two-seater airplane. On March 28, the EPOS made two back-to-back flights with a combined flight time of 30 minutes. The EPOS, the name of which derives from “electric-powered small aircraft,” is powered by … More All-electric SportsStar EPOS makes maiden flight

EVEKTOR INTRODUCES SPORTSTAR EPOS PLUS WITH THE NEW 100 HP ELECTRIC ENGINE AT AERO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

9.4.2014 – Electric powered aircraft SportStar EPOS made the first public debut at Aero 2013, just after its first aircraft flight. After following 12 months of SportStar EPOS flight testing Evektor is introducing  further innovations at Aero 2014. Major innovation is a new even more powerful engine delivering 75 kW continuous power, it means more … More EVEKTOR INTRODUCES SPORTSTAR EPOS PLUS WITH THE NEW 100 HP ELECTRIC ENGINE AT AERO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN