Toyota Invests In Joby Aviation Electric Air Taxi Service

CleanTechnica

Toyota has made a $394 million dollar investment in Joby Aviation, an eVTOL air taxi company based in California. Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles electric Air-Taxi electric aviation eVTOL Joby Aviation Toyota

Sustainable Aviation Project Petitions FAA For Electric Aircraft Exemption

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is slowly warming up to electric aircraft, but regulatory approval takes far too long.

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Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Attracts More Aviation Startups & OEMs

CleanTechnica

A series of startups and established aviation giants are joining the Dassault Systèmes’ (DS) 3DEXPERIENCE platform family to support their digital engineering initiatives. A few more aviation startups are also using the Dassault platform, such as Joby Aviation and Solar Impulse.

$3.3 Million Grant For Fuel Cell/Electric Aviation Startup ZeroAvia

CleanTechnica

The aviation startup ZeroAvia has received a £2.7m (US$3.3 The funds will be used to support continued development of fuel cell/electric propulsion technology to reduce aviation CO2 emissions. Aviation Clean Transport Interviews UK ZeroAvia

Safran’s New Aviation Electric Motors — CleanTechnica Interview

CleanTechnica

I met with the Safran team at the National Business Aviation Association–Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) event two weeks ago for the introduction of their newly revealed ENGINeUS aviation electric motors.

eHang Is About To Make Aviation History — 1st eVTOL Service Coming In December

CleanTechnica

It's been a little while since we dedicated proper time to covering revolutionary eHang and its progress with electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

750 Horsepower Electric Aviation Engine Tested By MagniX

CleanTechnica

MagniX has released a video showing a test of its 750-horsepower all-electric aviation engine. Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles magniX

Electric Aviation Company Scylax Forms Joint Venture With German Regional Airline

CleanTechnica

The Munich, Germany aviation company Scylax GmbH has entered into a joint venture with the East Frisian FLN airline to provide electric aircraft. Aviation Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Interviews electric aviation Germany Scylax

Why aviation needs to address its emissions problem now

GreenBiz

Despite myriad efforts, the aviation industry unlikely to succeed in reducing its emissions given the current hurdles. Climate Change Aviation Eco-Design Policy & Politics Pollution Prevention

Shell to support Europe's first sustainable aviation fuel plant

GreenBiz

Aviation Biofuels Clean Energy Fuels Transportation & MobilityThe plant is set to produce fuel made from waste and residue streams, such as used cooking oil sourced from regional industries.

Electric Aircraft Pilot Training Is Arriving

CleanTechnica

Quantum Air and OSM Aviation Group just announced an electric aircraft pilot training partnership. OSM Aviation Academy will conduct the Quantum-branded pilot training program according to FAA commercial standards.

ASR Says It Has A Parachute For Every eVTOL Aircraft

CleanTechnica

Aviation Safety Resources (ASR) — a leading parachute safety company that won one of Revolution.Aero’s competitions earlier this year — says it has a parachute system that will work with eVTOL aircraft, even at low altitudes.

CleanTechnica Electric Air Mobility Roundup

CleanTechnica

Another week, another round of electric air mobility news, urban air mobility (UAM), and more green aviation.

Shell Aviation inks deal to supply sustainable aviation fuel to Lufthansa in US airport

Business Green

Firm promises to develop 'scalable supply' of sustainable aviation fuels under new multi-year partnership with World Energy

CleanTechnica Electric Air Mobility Roundup — December 2019

CleanTechnica

Keep your eyes on the ball because electric aviation has taken off with such a steep angle of attack (AoA) that it makes the electric car world look like a snail race.

Why aviation needs to address its emissions problem now

AGreenLiving

Despite myriad efforts, the aviation industry unlikely to succeed in reducing its emissions given the current hurdles. The rest is here: Why aviation needs to address its emissions problem now.

Shell announces support for Europe's first sustainable aviation fuel plant

Business Green

SkyNRG plant aims to use waste cooking oil and hydrogen to produce aviation fuel with lifecycle carbon emissions approximately 85 per cent lower than conventional jet fuels

2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring: Review of the brand’s first plug-in hybrid

Charged

It’s the Aviator, a mid-size three-row luxury SUV that sits below the hulking Navigator in the lineup, and revives a name that the brand used briefly a decade ago. The Aviator shares no sheet metal with the square-cut Ford Explorer. The plug-in Aviator is powered by a 13.6

Rolls-Royce Electric Airplane Unveiled & Ready To Race

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Urban Air Mobility Already Has 200 eVTOL Designs

CleanTechnica

In the short space of 3 years we've seen urban air mobility (UAM) develop from a concept to eHang promising the first electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) air taxi service at the end of 2019.

Aerospace Leaders Working To Predict & Create The Future Of Urban Air Mobility Management

CleanTechnica

Predicting the future use of airspace — not knowing how it will be used, what types of aircraft will be made, and how to manage it safely — is hair raising to most. Major companies like Airbus and Dassault Systèmes, among others, are simulating our unknown electric air mobility future.

New Electric Aircraft Motor Lab Aims For 1MW Electric Airplane Motor

CleanTechnica

Now, a new lab, the Collins Electric Aircraft Lab, wants to offer urban air mobility (UAM) and the general electric aviation world a 1MW electric airplane motor. You know a new industry is born when investments pour in and results encourage more spending.

Faradair Aerospace Is Taking Hybrid-Powered Flight Testing To UAM Waters

CleanTechnica

While the electric aviation industry is working on futuristic-looking electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft, more conventional electric airplanes (eCTOL) are filling different niches and needs.

Silicon valley startup develops hydrogen fuel cell powertain for potential zero-emissions aviation

Envirotec Magazine

Presented as a milestone in the effort to make aviation sustainable and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, start-up firm ZeroAvia announced on 14 August seemingly significant advances in developing a zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled electric powertrain.

Hyundai & Uber Elevate Unveil Autonomous Pods, eVTOL Aircraft, & Hub Ecosystem At CES

CleanTechnica

Hyundai Motor Company and Uber Elevate showed us a fairly complete urban air mobility (UAM) electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) concept vehicle, autonomous pods, and a hub ecosystem that fits with Uber Elevate’s air taxi model at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Urban Air Mobility Investment To Top $318 Billion By 2020

CleanTechnica

A little while back, the Vertical Flight Society announced a partnership with Nexa Advisors to determine urban air mobility (UAM) investments by 2020. The report shows that industry revenue is projected to top $318 billion by then.

Embraer Goes From Airplanes To Business Jets To Electric Planes & VTOL Aircraft

CleanTechnica

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Norwegian Aviation Company Orders 60 Electric Planes

Green Market Oracle

Norway's OSM Aviation Academy is committed to fully electrifying its fleet of planes. OSM is a company that specializes in recruitment and training for the aviation industry. Bjørn Granviken, Managing Director of the OSM Aviation Academy supports sustainability focused innovation. "It’s

The NBAA Pushes Electric Air Mobility In The Las Vegas Limelight

CleanTechnica

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) outdid itself this year. Electric urban air mobility (UAM) was present with new players Jaunt Air Mobility, the fascinating XTI Aircraft, Uber Elevate, Bell, Boeing, and Airbus. What was so special about it this year?

Lilium Jet Accomplishes 3-Minute Test Flight

CleanTechnica

The Munich-based aviation startup Lilium Jet has been busy and recently released a video of its successful 3-minute test flight on October 1st. Lilium tested controllability with banked turns in transition flight needed before certification and commercialization.

Facebook Signs 200 Megawatt Wind Power Purchase Agreement In Texas

CleanTechnica

American online social media giant Facebook has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Apex Clean Energy for 200 megawatts (MW) of the 525 MW Aviator Wind project set to be built in Coke County, Texas. .

BAE Systems & Jaunt Air Mobility Collaborate on Electric Energy Management Systems for Urban Air Mobility Platforms

CleanTechnica

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Aviation climate targets may drive 3 million hectares of deforestation

Eco-Business

The aviation industry’s climate targets are likely to lead to a dramatic increase in demand for palm oil and soy for aviation biofuels. Indonesia's 5 per cent target for 2025 for the use of biofuels by domestic aviation is likely to contribute to massive additional deforestation

Ministers reject CCC call to include aviation and shipping in UK climate targets

Business Green

Government disappoints campaigners by insisting shipping and aviation emissions should be dealt with at a UN level

Flight shame (and all of its controversy) dock in America

GreenBiz

With activists pointing to the high carbon footprint of aviation, some companies are also looking to decrease employees' air travel. Aviation Transportation & Mobility

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Aviation emissions from passenger jets could be growing much faster than previously thought

Business Green

New analysis from International Council on Clean Transportation finds commercial aviation emissions have shot up by a third since 2013

Shell to support Europe’s first sustainable aviation fuel plant

AGreenLiving

Go here to read the rest: Shell to support Europe’s first sustainable aviation fuel plant. Business Green a-better-place- address-the and beyond aviation for-developing information technology made-from oil-sourced produce-fuel such-as-used worldThe plant is set to produce fuel made from waste and residue streams, such as used cooking oil sourced from regional industries.

CleanTechnica Special: Verdego Aero Eric Bartsch On Hybrid Electric Plane Design

CleanTechnica

I recently caught up with Eric Bartsch from VerdeGo Aero to talk about the differences between electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft and electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) aircraft.

Delta Flight Dumps Fuel On School Children

CleanTechnica

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CleanTechnica Electric Air Mobility Roundup

CleanTechnica

There is just not enough time to keep up with urban air mobility (UAM) news these days. Keeping up with the stories is almost impossible. So, here is a roundup of exciting electric UAM news.