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Electra’s hybrid EL-2 Goldfinch eSTOL aircraft completes first grass runway test flights

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Electra has completed off-runway test flights of its EL-2 Goldfinch hybrid-electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) technology demonstrator aircraft from a grass field near Electra’s facility in Manassas, VA. According to the company: “The flights [...]
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Washington State opens grant applications for AAM infrastructure providers

The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division is now accepting applications for the newly created Sustainable Aviation Grant program for airports. According to a press release: “During its 2023 session, the Legislature passed Engrossed Substitute House […]

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XPENG AEROHT, Guangzhou Development Zone partner to build eVTOL factory

XPENG AEROHT and Guangzhou Development Zone sign an investment cooperation agreement to build the world’s first large-scale flying car factory with modern assembly lines. https://x.com/XPENG_AEROHT have signed an investment cooperation agreement to build the world’s […]

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Dovetail selects Siemens Xcelerator to design zero emission retrofits for commercial aircraft

Dovetail Electric Aviation (Dovetail) has selected the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software to design zero emission, battery and hydrogen-electric propulsion systems for commercial aircraft. The propulsion systems will be retrofitted into legacy airplanes used by […]

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Meeting the many challenges of eVTOL electrical connectivity

Matt McAlonis is Engineering Fellow, Aerospace at TE Connectivity What are the main technical challenges to developing connectivity and electrical systems for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft? Safety is above all else the […]