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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
IDTechEx TVKoala-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
Mar 4, 2019
Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia

Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia

Boeing has introduced its newest unmanned platform, the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. Designed for global defense customers by Boeing Australia, it is the company's largest investment in a new unmanned aircraft program outside the United States.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 25, 2019
Eviation,partners with Siemens on propulsion for electric plane

Eviation,partners with Siemens on propulsion for electric plane

Eviation Aircraft, has selected Siemens to provide high-power, all-electric propulsion systems for Eviation's fleet of regional Alice electric planes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 19, 2019
IDTechEx TVInnovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Ordnance Survey and a team of world-leading aeronautic engineers are developing a highly innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite that is going to change the face of Earth observation and the way we map our planet.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 19, 2019
IDTechEx TV$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

FLIR Systems Inc has been awarded a $39.6 Million order to deliver FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems in support of the United States Army. The highly capable nano-unmanned aerial vehicle systems delivered under this contract will support platoon and small unit level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Soldier Borne Sensor Program.
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.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 4, 2019
Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia

Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia

Boeing has introduced its newest unmanned platform, the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. Designed for global defense customers by Boeing Australia, it is the company's largest investment in a new unmanned aircraft program outside the United States.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 19, 2019
IDTechEx TVInnovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Ordnance Survey and a team of world-leading aeronautic engineers are developing a highly innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite that is going to change the face of Earth observation and the way we map our planet.
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 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 8, 2019
IDTechEx TVKoala-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
Feb 25, 2019
Eviation,partners with Siemens on propulsion for electric plane

Eviation,partners with Siemens on propulsion for electric plane

Eviation Aircraft, has selected Siemens to provide high-power, all-electric propulsion systems for Eviation's fleet of regional Alice electric planes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 19, 2019
IDTechEx TV$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

FLIR Systems Inc has been awarded a $39.6 Million order to deliver FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems in support of the United States Army. The highly capable nano-unmanned aerial vehicle systems delivered under this contract will support platoon and small unit level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Soldier Borne Sensor Program.