Tag Archives: Electric aircraft

26Sep/17

Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis

DUBAI, UAE (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Dubai on Monday (September 25) showcased a flight for what it said would soon be the world’s first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation.
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05Sep/17

Flying taxi startup Lilium raises $90 mln

Lilium, a German start-up with Silicon Valley-scale ambitions to develop a 5-passenger “flying taxi”, has raised a second, $90 million round of financing from top tech investors, as the race to to make electric-powered flying an every day event, hots up. Kate King reports. Continue reading

05May/17

Next stop outer space, as Solarstratos plane successfully passes first test flight

PAYERNE, SWITZERLAND (MAY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – A unique prototype plane, covered with 22 square metres of solar panels and with a 24.8 metre wingspan, Solarstratos successfully achieved on Friday morning (May 5) its first test flight on the Swiss air base of Payern, the result of three years of work.
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10Jul/15

Airbus flight becomes first electric plane to cross Channel

The Airbus E-Fan becomes the first twin-engine electric plane to cross the English Channel after completing its maiden flight between Lydd in Kent and Calais in northern France.

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04Jul/15

Solar plane smashes world record

(SOLAR IMPULSE) – The Solar Impulse 2 team say the latest leg of the plane’s round-the-globe journey has shattered a world record in its own right.
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04Jul/15

World record holder for longest duration solo flight says it was a childhood dream

The Swiss pilot who broke a world record with a five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Hawaii says he has fulfilled a childhood dream, and that they have proven solar powered technology works.

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