Nasa is corralling companies to demonstrate improved ways to power aircraft via batteries rather than jet fuel

It is encouraging that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) in the US is organizing demonstration tests of electric propulsion. It turns out Nasa has been working on electric planes for the past decade and it is good to see the demonstrations now starting. Oliver Milman discusses latest developments in an article on the … Continue reading Nasa is corralling companies to demonstrate improved ways to power aircraft via batteries rather than jet fuel

In the race to launch electric planes, a small Canadian airline has installed an electric motor on a 63-year-old seaplane

A modified de Havilland Beaver made its first flight above the waters near Vancouver, staying airborne for a few minutes. The feat prompted the airline to claim that it had conducted the world’s first commercial electric flight. Ian Duncan writes in The Washington Post about how the race for electric planes is heating up.   … Continue reading In the race to launch electric planes, a small Canadian airline has installed an electric motor on a 63-year-old seaplane