Pratt & Whitney Canada and De Havilland Canada are collaborating in the development of a hybrid-electric propulsion system for regional aircraft that will represent the next step-change in efficiency for aircraft engines.
For the past five years, Tier 1 Engineering of Santa Ana, California, has been flight-testing and refining an electric-powered version of the Robinson R44 — the world’s best-selling general aviation helicopter for the past 22 years — with nearly 7,500 delivered.
Nearly 60 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), held online next week on July 20-22, 2021. Registration information and details are available at www.vtol.org/eas.
With a goal to launching its first electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft services in a number of cities in the next five years, urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer Volocopter has formed a strategic partnership with global aviation leader CAE to develop, certify and deploy an innovative eVTOL pilot training program.
Actor, director and activist Christopher Reeve said in a 1996 speech, “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
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