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Zunum Aero and Safran join forces deliver electric commercial aircraft

Zunum Aero and Safran join forces deliver electric commercial aircraft

Zunum Aero, a pioneer in electric aviation, selected Safran Helicopter Engines for its hybrid-to-electric commercial aircraft, which will be available in the early 2020s. Safran Helicopter Engines will provide a new generation engine turbine to drive the Zunum ZA10’s electrical generator. This turbo-generator will power this 12-seat, hybrid-to-electric 700-mile commercial aircraft, driving extraordinarily low operating… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 05-Oct-18

FAA permits test flights of Surefly electric hybrid helicopter

FAA permits test flights of Surefly electric hybrid helicopter

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric mobility solutions to the commercial transportation sector, today announced it has received an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will allow the company to conduct test flights of its SureFly™ electric hybrid helicopter. The first test flight… Read more »

Source: Workhorse Group, 09-Jan-18

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Leonardo wins award for electric tail rotor

Leonardo wins award for electric tail rotor

The National Award for Innovation, the most important prize for Italian innovation, was awarded to Leonardo during a ceremony held in the Chamber of Deputies, in the presence of the President of the Chamber, Laura Boldrini. Established by the Italian Government at the National Foundation for Technological Innovation, COTEC, the Award, better known as the “Premio dei Premi”,… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 19-Dec-17

AgustaWestland unveils “Project Zero” Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator

AgustaWestland unveils “Project Zero” Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, today unveiled its “Project Zero” tilt rotor technology demonstrator, giving an insight into what advanced rotorcraft of the future may look like. This, however, is no paper study. The technology demonstrator was designed and built in less than 6 months and has already secretly flown several times in 2011 and 2012,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Mar-13

Sikorsky continue to support Lindbergh Prize for Electric Aircraft

Sikorsky continue to support Lindbergh Prize for Electric Aircraft

At the World Electric Aircraft Symposium at EAA AirVenture, Erik Lindbergh, founder of LEAP, announced the 2011 AirVenture winner of the Lindbergh Prize for Electric Aircraft. LEAP’s programs recognize, inspire and incentivize the innovation that drives our culture, economy and future. The LEAP Electric Flight Program is accelerating the development of the electric aircraft industry… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 02-Aug-11

Sikorsky to take X2 and Fireflyâ„¢ demonstrators to EAA AirVenture

Sikorsky to take X2 and Fireflyâ„¢ demonstrators to EAA AirVenture

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., will display in static exhibits its popular X2 Technologyâ„¢ and Project Fireflyâ„¢ demonstrators at EAA AirVenture 2011, adding to a growing list of innovations and advancements that will be showcased throughout the week. Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 18-Jul-11