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Bell partners with EPS for eVTOL energy storage

Bell partners with EPS for eVTOL energy storage

Electric Power Systems (EPS) announced its official teaming agreement with Bell Helicopter, A Textron Inc., to develop an innovative Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. “We’re excited to work with Bell on making their On-Demand Mobility project a success.” EPS Chief Executive Officer Nathan Millecam said. “Bell’s team are… Read more »

Source: Electric Power Systems, 13-Nov-18

Electric R44 takes flight

Electric R44 takes flight

Tier 1 Engineering announced today that its battery-powered manned helicopter program achieved a successful first hover on Tuesday, September 13th, a first hover taxi on Wednesday, September 14th and a record five minute cruise flight to 400 feet altitude with a peak speed of 80 knots on Wednesday, September 21st.   The helicopter was a… Read more »

Source: Tier 1 Engineering, 04-Oct-16

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Electric Aircraft 2013-2023: Trends, Projects, Forecasts

Electric Aircraft 2013-2023: Trends, Projects, Forecasts

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Electric Aircraft 2013-2023: Trends, Projects, Forecasts Electric aircraft serve the need for reduced noise, air and ground pollution and reduced global warming. They provide freedom from foreign sources of oil. They make new things possible such as helicopters that can carry out a… Read more »

Source: ReportLinker, 10-Apr-14

Sikorsky to support Lindbergh’s LEAP organization

Sikorsky to support Lindbergh’s LEAP organization

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP) organization representatives will announce details of a joint initiative that continues the historic relationship between the Sikorsky and Lindbergh namesakes, during a press conference Thursday at the AERO Friedrichshafen air show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Sergei Sikorsky (photo), son of company founder Igor Sikorsky, is among the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Apr-11

The Engineer magazine reviews Sikorsky’s electric Firefly

The Engineer magazine reviews Sikorsky’s electric Firefly

An eco-friendly all-electric helicopter could one day change the face of urban transportation, they suggest

Source: The Engineer, 19-Nov-10

Sikorsky Introduces Electric Helicopter Demonstrator – Project Firefly

Sikorsky Introduces Electric Helicopter Demonstrator –  Project Firefly

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft, today officially introduced “Project Firefly,” an all-electric helicopter technology demonstrator, at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture exhibition. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The Firefly Technology Demonstration Aircraft at EAA is part of the world symposium on electric… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 30-Jul-10

Sikorsky holds Firefly electric helicopter briefing today at EAA AirVenture

Sikorsky holds Firefly electric helicopter briefing today at EAA AirVenture

Event: ”Project Firefly” Press Briefing When: Thursday, July 29, 11:30 a.m. CDT Where: Sikorsky Innovations Booth in the GE Learning Center at the EAA AirVenture exhibition on Wittman Road Background: Chris VanBuiten, Director of Sikorsky Innovations, will introduce “Project Firefly,” an all-electric helicopter technology demonstrator. The demonstrator will be on static display at the booth,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Jul-10

Sikorsky will fly electric helicopter this year

Sikorsky will fly electric helicopter this year

The company announced Project Firefly at the Farnborough Airshow outside London and says the electric helicopter will be unveiled at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh next week.

Source: Wired, 23-Jul-10

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Sikorsky launches Project Firefly electric helicopter demonstrator

Sikorsky launches Project Firefly electric helicopter demonstrator

Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft, announced today from the Farnborough International Air Show that it has developed an all-electric helicopter technology demonstrator. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The FireflyTM Technology Demonstration Aircraft will be unveiled on July 26 at the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) AirVenture exhibition… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Jul-10

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