If electric vehicles can have DC fast charging, why not all-electric aircraft? Meet the Diamond eDA40. Diamond Aircraft partnered with battery technology company, Electric Power Systems, to use their Battery Module with a DC fast charging system. This means that you’ll be able to power up a fully drained aircraft in approximately 20 minutes.
Volocopter’s full-sized VoloCity electric flying taxi prototype has just completed its maiden voyage after previously logging 1,500 test flights in the past decade. This electric aircraft comes equipped with 18 rotors connected to 18 electric motors, all powered by 9 rechargeable batteries.
Elroy Air wants same-day shipping to become commonplace using Chaparral, the world’s first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system. Unlike standard drones, this aircraft can autonomously pick up 300-500 lbs of cargo and deliver it by air up to 300 miles.
Jack Bally, a Vietnam War veteran, enlisted the help of an aerospace engineer to build a 1/3 scale B-17 Bomber that can actually fly. This four-engine aircraft boasts retractable landing gear and is constructed with all riveted aluminum construction to give it a more authentic look.
It’s official, Hi Fly has successfully landed an Airbus A340 in Antarctica for the first time ever. The aircraft was piloted by Captain Carlos Mirpuri from Cape Town to Antarctica and back, a journey that totaled 2,500 nautical miles that entailed flying for just over five hours each way.