Aircraft

The first electric commercial seaplane performed test flight in Canada

Inaugural flight is the first step in becoming the world’s first all-electric commercial fleet.

easyJet, the first major airline to offset CO2 emissions by planting trees

The British airline expects to spend up to £25 million on environmental projects like planting trees.

Airbus’ fello’fly seeks nature inspiration to improve aircraft environmental performance

Airbus’ fello’fly project aims to demonstrate the technical, operational and commercial viability of two aircraft flying together for long-haul flights.

Air Race E launches an all-electric racing aircraft

The aircraft will use an electric motor that will carry it at flight speeds of around 482 km/h (300 mph).

Lightweight lithium-sulfur batteries double the range of electric aircraft

An innovative Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) battery offers a two-fold reduction in battery system weight resulting in a significant increase in flight duration.

NASA unveils X-57 Maxwell, its 100% electric airplane

Maxwell X-57, an experimental 100% electric airplane that aims to revolutionize the industry.

Cirrus launches Safe Return, the automatic emergency landing system

Safe Return, an autonomous function that enables passengers to land the Vision Jet with the touch of a single button.

China’s FL-2 stealth transport drone has a flying wing design

The FL-2 stealth transport drone is a long-range multipurpose high-subsonic unmanned transport drone.

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