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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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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