11.04.2011 – Solar Impulse at the Paris Air Show

The organisers of the International Paris Air Show are delighted and extremely proud to announce the presence of the solar aeroplane SOLAR IMPULSE as the show’s “Special Guest”. Air show premiere This will be the first air show appearance made by the revolutionary aeroplane, culmination of a genuine human and technological adventure, which made a … More 11.04.2011 – Solar Impulse at the Paris Air Show

Electric Flight Symposiums Set, Prize Offered

        The CAFE Foundation has scheduled its fifth annual Electric Aircraft Symposium for April 29 to 30, in Santa Rosa, Calif., and EAA has announced it will hold its second World Symposium on Electric Aircraft and a prize competition during EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh. The CAFE event will feature presentations by a … More Electric Flight Symposiums Set, Prize Offered

Sonex e-flight Initiative

The e-Flight electric system schematic (top, right) illustrates the basic layout of the electric powerplant installation. The flight performance chart (bottom, right) shows near-term battery endurance estimates vs. various airframe mission profiles. The e-Flight Initiative research and development project to develop electric powered flight continues to make steady progress in the Hornets’ Nest. Although the … More Sonex e-flight Initiative

E-Flight Electric Waiex Achieves First Flight

  The Sonex Aircraft, LLC E-Flight Initiative proof-of-concept electric-powered Waiex aircraft achieved its first flight today, December 3, 2010 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI. Piloted by Sonex Founder and E-Flight team leader John Monnett, N270DC made a short hop on runway 27, intended to be a conservative non-pattern flight to break ground-effect and … More E-Flight Electric Waiex Achieves First Flight

A New Way of Flying

How a record-breaking pilot made it through the night in a sun-powered plane Andre Borschberg Jonathan Worth Born in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1952, the year the first commercial jet airliner took flight, André Borschberg grew up longing for the skyward frontier and the “freedom of three dimensions.” He absorbed his father’s tales of reconnaissance flights … More A New Way of Flying

A subsidiary of The Boeing Company has joined efforts to design and develop an electric propulsion system for a light aircraft.

Bye Energy is planning on the Skywhawk’s first electric flight taking place in the spring Jeppesen, part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, is to collaborate on work by alternative aviation specialist Bye Energy, Inc., and Cessna to produce an electrically-powered Cessna 172 Skyhawk. It will collaborate on the design and development of the proof-of-concept aircraft, … More A subsidiary of The Boeing Company has joined efforts to design and develop an electric propulsion system for a light aircraft.

Bye Energy, Panacis Sign Agreement Companies Collaborate on Battery Storage, Control System for Electric Aircraft

DENVER, Colorado – November 22, 2010 – Bye Energy, Inc., an integrator of alternative energy technologies for business and general aviation aircraft, has signed an agreement with Panacis, a designer and manufacturer of advanced mobile power products. The companies are collaborating on the development, integration and manufacturing of battery storage systems for Bye Energy’s electric … More Bye Energy, Panacis Sign Agreement Companies Collaborate on Battery Storage, Control System for Electric Aircraft

Electric 172 Aimed At Training Market

Podcast interview with George Bye on the electric 172 Bye Energy says its electric-powered Cessna 172 will be much more than an airshow curiosity. In fact, the company told AVweb that it hopes to revolutionize the Part 23 training market with the aircraft. “Our clear focus is mainstream aviation,” company president George Bye said. “It’s … More Electric 172 Aimed At Training Market

Cessna and Bye Energy Developing Electric-Powered Proof-of-Concept Skyhawk

OSHKOSH, Wis., July 26, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that it is collaborating with Bye Energy, Inc., an integrator of clean, alternative energy technologies for business and general aviation aircraft, to design and develop an electric propulsion system for a Cessna 172 proof of concept (POC) aircraft. … More Cessna and Bye Energy Developing Electric-Powered Proof-of-Concept Skyhawk

Solar Impulse Milestone

  GENEVA — An experimental solar-powered plane whose Swiss makers hope someday to fly around the globe soared into uncharted territory Wednesday — the cold, dark night. The team of adventurers and engineers behind the Solar Impulse project are already celebrating an aviation milestone for the longest solar flight after keeping the single-seat prototype aloft … More Solar Impulse Milestone