First All-Electric Commuter Airplane Takes Maiden Flight

Eviation Alice - the first all-electric commuter plane - made its maiden flight on Wednesday from Grant County International Airport at Moses Lake, Wash. The airplane took off at 7:11 a.m. and landed 7:19 a.m. local time . Despite being only 8-minute long, this is a historic moment for electric…

The First Passenger Flight With an Electric Aircraft in Iceland

Last week Icelandair, Iceland's national airline, made the first flight in Iceland operated by an electric aircraft. Participating in this event as the first passengers to fly on the 100% electric aircraft were the President and Prime Minister of Iceland. The aircraft used was a Pipistrel Velis Electro, license plate…

NASA Awards Funding to GE Aviation and MagniX for the…

GE Aviation and MagniX are the two U.S. companies awarded a combined $253 million from NASA for the development of electric aircraft propulsion (EAP) technologies for aircraft. The technology developed through this funding intends to reach consumers by 2035 and has the potential to be a major contributor to the…

DHL Express Partners with Eviation to Build a Fleet of…

DHL Express and Seattle-based aircraft manufacturer Eviation have teamed up to "electrify aerospace." On Tuesday, DHL announced it is building the first-ever electric aviation network and has ordered 12 Alice eCargo jets from Eviation. The partnership will pioneer sustainable aviation and shape the future for zero-emission cargo and passenger flights.…

United Airlines Invests in Heart Aerospace’s Electric Aircraft

United Airlines is eager for innovation. After committing to an order of 15 of Boom's 'Overture' jets earlier this year, the company has now invested in electric aircraft startup Heart Aerospace. The Sweden-based business is developing the ES-19, an electric-powered plane, that is expected to decarbonate regional air travel. Production…

United Airlines Invests in Electric Aircraft Company

In a press release, United Airlines announced on Wednesday it has finalized an agreement to work with air mobility company Archer in an effort to invest in emerging technologies that reduce air travel’s carbon emissions. Archer is currently developing aircraft that take off and land vertically, relying on electric motors…