Jaunt Air Mobility to explore hybrid-electric aircraft with VerdeGo Aero

Jaunt Air Mobility signed a memorandum of understanding with VerdeGo Aero to explore the development of hybrid-electric aircraft. Jaunt Air Mobility is developing an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft built around a large central rotor for hover and fully vertical flight, similar to a helicopter. The torque generated by the main rotor is countered not by a tail rotor, but by 4 small wing-mounted electric motors. These are also used for forward propulsion. The all-electric craft is said to be 100 times quieter than a helicopter and will fly 980lbs of payload (cargo or passengers) over a range of…

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Sabrewing Aircraft Company sells 102 heavy-lift eVTOL aircraft in $600M order

Sabrewing Aircraft Company out of Camarillo, California, has been working on their Rhaegal series of heavy-lifting cargo UAVs. They have now signed a five-year representation deal with Arabian Development & Marketing Co., including an order for 102 Sabrewing Rhaegal-B unmanned, heavy-lift, Vertical Take Off Landing (VTOL), cargo aircraft with a total order value of $600M. Part of the agreement is the establishment of assembly, maintenance, repair, and overhaul facities throuhgout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Africa, bringing jobs to the regions. Sabrewing CEO Ed De Reyes claims it is the first commercial purchase of an unmanned aircraft. We are…

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SAMAD aerospace presents two-seater luxury eVTOL

SAMAD aerospace is a British VTOL designer that presented its first hybrid-electric Starling Jet at Singapore Air Show in February 2018, later followed by an all-electric version, the e-Starling. In a stepping stone to the latter, the company now presented the Q-Starling as a project of smaller-scope, yet with innovations and technologies that will advance their capabilities to the benefit of the e-Starling development.

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Airbus presents 2035 vision with three hydrogen powered electric aircraft

Airbus thinks that by 2035, the first zero-emission commercial aircraft could be flying, and they presented three concepts as a stepping stone towards that vision. They are exploring hydrogen propulsion under the working name ZEROe, which they believe can cut aircraft emissions by up to 50%. Glenn Llewellyn, Airbus Vice-President of Zero-Emission Aircraft, said that five years ago, the company didn’t even consider hydrogen propulsion to be a viable technology to cut emissions. The use of the hydrogen propulsion in other transport areas however has produced data that shows its potential for aviation as well. As recently as five years…

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