Ground testing completed for Rolls-Royce ACCEL electric aircraft tech

Last year, we heard how Rolls-Royce was developing what it claims will be the world's fastest electric airplane, the ACCEL. Now, the company has announced that it has completed ground testing of the technology that will be used in the aircraft.

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Universal Hydrogen and Magnix building world’s largest hydrogen plane

Hydrogen is on the rise as the zero-emissions aviation fuel of the future, and LA-based fuel logistics startup Universal Hydrogen is partnering with electric aviation specialists Magnix to develop a 40-seat hydrogen-electric airliner for 2024.

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Flying V long-distance plane makes its first flight as a scale model

Last year we caught wind of an interesting airplane concept called the Flying V. The project has now progressed from renders of a futuristic aircraft to a flight-capable scale model, which was recently shown in action for the very first time.

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Flying V long-distance plane makes its first flight as a scale model

Last year we caught wind of an interesting airplane concept called the Flying V. The project has now progressed from renders of a futuristic aircraft to a flight-capable scale model, which was recently shown in action for the very first time.

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Vertical Aerospace joins the tilt-rotor race with new VA-1X eVTOL

Moving on from the squat, chunky Seraph and its basic manned multirotor design, Britain's Vertical Aerospace has released designs for an upcoming five-seat tilt rotor air taxi it's calling the VA-1X that can take advantage of efficient winged flight.

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Boom Supersonic teams with Rolls-Royce on world’s fastest civil aircraft

Aviation startup Boom Supersonic is pressing ahead with the development of its flagship supersonic aircraft, the Overture. These efforts have today received a significant shot in the arm, with the company announcing a new partnership with Rolls-Royce.

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First autonomous free flight for Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 prototype

Airbus Helicopters' VSR700 unmanned aerial system (UAS) prototype has flown autonomously for the first time. At a drone test center near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, the pilotless rotorcraft performed a 10-minute free flight.

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World-first type certification awarded to Pipistrel electric plane

Pipestrel's battery-powered Velis Electro aircraft has become the first world's electric airplane to be awarded type certification by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, marking the clearing of a major hurdle on its road towards commercial use.

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Electric Cessna lifts off as the world’s largest zero-emission aircraft

The future of aviation is looking a little greener today with a nine-seat Cessna aircraft fitted out with an all electric propulsion system successfully completing its first flight, marking the maiden voyage for the world’s largest electric aircraft.

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Electric Cessna lifts off as the world’s largest zero-emission aircraft

The future of aviation is looking a little greener today with a nine-seat Cessna aircraft fitted out with an all electric propulsion system successfully completing its first flight, marking the maiden voyage for the world’s largest electric aircraft.

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