Flying Taxi’ Startup Backed By Toyota And Intel Raises $100 Million Somehow

Photo: Joby Aviation Joby Aviation, a startup that aims to build a flying taxi that looks just like a small airplane, has raised $100 million from the likes of Toyota, Jet Blue and Intel, according to a statement from the company on Thursday. Amazingly, people are still at this idea.  The company’s planning to hire … More Flying Taxi’ Startup Backed By Toyota And Intel Raises $100 Million Somehow

Boeing Is Getting Ready to Sell Flying Taxis The largest industrial company in the U.S. expects to have electric passenger drones on the market within a decade. The dream of flying cars has been around longer than Boeing Co. has been making airplanes. Now a vision from the pages of Jules Verne is near enough … 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.

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.

Drone flight powered by lightweight hydrogen-producing pellets

Drone flight powered by lightweight hydrogen-producing pellets Ben Coxworth February 8, 2016 The hydrogen-powered drone takes to the Scottish skies (Credit: SAMS). View gallery (4 images) At first glance, hydrogen fuel cells sound like a great power source for fixed-wing drones making long flights – they have much longer run times than batteries, and they … More Drone flight powered by lightweight hydrogen-producing pellets

New Fuel Cell without Platinum changes the economics of using hydrogen

10:48 a.m., Jan. 8, 2015–A University of Delaware research team is considering the important question of what it will take to create an affordable emissions-free car. Yushan Yan leads a UD research team studying the important question of what it will take to create an affordable emissions-free vehicle. The question, an issue of engineering and … More New Fuel Cell without Platinum changes the economics of using hydrogen

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