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Electric Vehicles Research
May 2, 2019
AeroVironment announces assembly of first HAWK30 Solar HAPS

AeroVironment announces assembly of first HAWK30 Solar HAPS

AeroVironment Inc announced the achievement of a significant solar HAPS project milestone, the assembly of the first HAWK30 solar HAPS for its HAPSMobile joint venture with SoftBank Corp. HAPS stands for High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite or High-Altitude Platform Station.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 29, 2019
New solar product to enable flying cell phone towers

New solar product to enable flying cell phone towers

Record solar cell efficiency combined with specialized packaging and integration creates first-ever dedicated solution designed to fly at 60,000 feet for years at a time.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2019
Wing becomes first certified Air Carrier for drones in the US

Wing becomes first certified Air Carrier for drones in the US

Wing has achieved a significant milestone, becoming the first drone delivery company to receive Air Carrier Certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration. This is an important step for the FAA and the drone industry in the United States; the result of years of work to safely integrate drones into the national airspace.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 15, 2019
Air Race E one year on

Air Race E one year on

From work beginning on the first electric airplane with the University of Nottingham to the announcement of a huge global partnership with Airbus, things have gone from a few notes on a piece of paper to a brand-new sport being created.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 3, 2019
Delivery of medical samples by drone

Delivery of medical samples by drone

The program will utilize Matternet's M2 quadcopter, which is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and can carry medical payloads weighing up to about 5 lbs. over distances of up to 12.5 miles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 1, 2019
Faradair announces hybrid electric commercial flight capability

Faradair announces hybrid electric commercial flight capability

Faradair has revealed its intention to certify its revolutionary 18 seat, hybrid electric 'BEHA' aircraft by 2025 for passenger operations.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 27, 2019
Harbour Air and magniX to build world's first all electric airline

Harbour Air and magniX to build world's first all electric airline

magniX and Harbour Air announced a partnership to transform Harbour Air seaplanes into an all-electric commercial fleet powered by the magni500, a 750 horsepower all-electric motor.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 25, 2019
Rolls-Royce tests hybrid aero propulsion system

Rolls-Royce tests hybrid aero propulsion system

Rolls-Royce has taken a significant step towards realising their ambition to provide hybrid-electric propulsion systems for the next generation of aviation, with successful ground tests of a hybrid system.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 20, 2019
First commercial drone deliveries to vessels

First commercial drone deliveries to vessels

In partnership with Airbus, Wilhelmsen's shore-to-ship Singapore pilot project, marks the first deployment of drone technology in real-time port conditions, delivering a variety of small, time-critical items to working vessels at anchorage.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 8, 2019
Koala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Koala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Researchers have developed an innovative method for detecting koala populations using drones and infrared imaging that is more reliable and less invasive than traditional animal population monitoring techniques.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 2, 2019
AeroVironment announces assembly of first HAWK30 Solar HAPS

AeroVironment announces assembly of first HAWK30 Solar HAPS

AeroVironment Inc announced the achievement of a significant solar HAPS project milestone, the assembly of the first HAWK30 solar HAPS for its HAPSMobile joint venture with SoftBank Corp. HAPS stands for High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite or High-Altitude Platform Station.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2019
Wing becomes first certified Air Carrier for drones in the US

Wing becomes first certified Air Carrier for drones in the US

Wing has achieved a significant milestone, becoming the first drone delivery company to receive Air Carrier Certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration. This is an important step for the FAA and the drone industry in the United States; the result of years of work to safely integrate drones into the national airspace.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 3, 2019
Delivery of medical samples by drone

Delivery of medical samples by drone

The program will utilize Matternet's M2 quadcopter, which is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and can carry medical payloads weighing up to about 5 lbs. over distances of up to 12.5 miles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 27, 2019
Harbour Air and magniX to build world's first all electric airline

Harbour Air and magniX to build world's first all electric airline

magniX and Harbour Air announced a partnership to transform Harbour Air seaplanes into an all-electric commercial fleet powered by the magni500, a 750 horsepower all-electric motor.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 20, 2019
First commercial drone deliveries to vessels

First commercial drone deliveries to vessels

In partnership with Airbus, Wilhelmsen's shore-to-ship Singapore pilot project, marks the first deployment of drone technology in real-time port conditions, delivering a variety of small, time-critical items to working vessels at anchorage.
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