First commercial-scale electric flight hit the UK skies

The six-seater plane has a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, which promises a better energy-to-weight ratio, making it viable for commercial operations

easyJet plans electric plane take-off by 2027

  Budget airline easyJet could be flying planes powered by batteries within a decade. It has announced a collaboration with US firm Wright Electric, which is developing an all-electric plane for short haul flights. easyJet claims the aircraft would save fuel and CO2 emissions by 15% as well as reduce the noise footprint by 50% […]

New plane breaks records for electric aviation

An electric plane has towed a glider into the sky for the first time. Siemens’ Extra 330LE aerobatic aircraft features a new type of electric motor, weighing just 50 kilograms and delivering a continuous output of about 260KW. This is roughly five times more than comparable electric drive systems. The nearly silent aerotow took a type LS8-neo glider up […]

Siemens and Airbus to develop electric planes

European plane maker Airbus has joined forces with German technology firm Siemens to work on electric aircraft technology. They aim to demonstrate the technical feasibility of various hybrid and electric propulsion systems by the end of the decade, which are expected to significantly reduce fuel consumption and noise. The two companies plan to jointly develop […]