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airplaneNine-passenger all electric regional passenger aircraft by 2021

Israeli startup Eviation is making a nine-passenger all-electric regional passenger aircraft by 2021. It will take 9 passengers up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 knots. Alice uses distributed propulsion with one main pusher propeller at the …

electric airplaneAirbus flying electric taxi is on track for flight tests in 2018

City Airbus Project multi-passenger, self-piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (flying electric taxi) is on track for maiden flight in 2018. London, Airbus Helicopters has recently completed the first full-scale testing for the propeller-and-duct system of the CityAirbus demonstrator – …

batteriesSupersonic Electric Passenger Planes

Aviation talks about a patent for a VTOL supersonic plane. Richard Lugg is the man behind the HyperMach SonicStar supersonic business jet concept. HyperMach’s design has supersonic laminar flow, plasma drag and boom reduction, and superconducting electric propulsion. Lugg’s …