First commercial electric plane test is a flying success

Harbour Air and magniX worked together to create the ePlane, a six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver retrofitted with a 560kW ‘magni500’ propulsion system

Rolls-Royce unveils ‘world’s fastest all-electric aircraft’

The firm says it will now begin integrating the electrical propulsion system to enable the zero-emissions plane to reach a target speed of more than 300mph next spring

NASA unveils experimental all-electric aircraft

The new plane takes the form of an altered Tecnam P2006T, with the original aircraft’s combustion engines having been replaced with electric cruise motors

Two-thirds of UK public back limiting air travel to tackle climate change

Around 62% of people questioned in a new poll said addressing climate change requires a ‘high’ or ‘extremely high’ level of urgency

Electric plane from Eviation in hanger
Electric plane calls for funding to hit maximum altitude

Israeli developer Eviation seeks $200m to pay for manufacturing processes

Solar-power plane stays up in the air for record 26 days

Airbus’ unmanned aircraft weighs only 75 kilograms and flies at an altitude of 70,000 feet

Finland flies towards low carbon aviation with first electric plane

The country’s aviation body hopes the aircraft will clean up airborne pollution and slash fuel costs

Rolls-Royce unveils airborne electric taxi

The concept vehicle uses turbines to turn gas into electricity, which is used to power six engines

Plane engines helping global warming take off, finds US govt

Greenhouse gas emissions from commercial jet engines are significantly contributing to climate change. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed large commercial jet engines on aircraft damage the environment, climate and health of the public. It anticipates the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will formally adopt the emisisons reduction standards, agreed earlier this year, in March 2017. […]

Facebook’s solar-powered plane completes first flight

Facebook’s first solar-powered plane that will beam internet to remote parts of the world has successfully finished its first test flight. Owner of the social network Mark Zuckerberg yesterday announced the internet drone completed its first flight on 28th June. The Aquila drone flew for 96 minutes but was initially expected to fly only for […]