Articles tagged “electric planes”

Airlines

JetBlue Invests in Battery Developer for Electric Aircraft

Electric aviation got another vote of support from JetBlue Technology Ventures. The venture capital arm of its namesake airline is investing in a battery systems developer that could become a leader in powering the many electrified aircraft in development today.

JetBlue Invests in Battery Developer for Electric Aircraft

Airlines

Flying Taxis Face Steep Regulatory Hurdles

The orders for electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, or eVTOLs, are coming in, but a mix of regulatory, technical and even social challenges means it could be several more years before they really take off.

Flying Taxis Face Steep Regulatory Hurdles

Airline Weekly

Airbus Jumps Into Electric Air Taxi Race

Airbus’ entry into the electric air taxi race brings the aircraft closer to reality. The airframer's long and close relationships with global regulators — unlike many of the new startups in the space — gives further credibility to its aggressive 2025 entry-into-service timeline.

Airbus Jumps Into Electric Air Taxi Race

Airline Weekly

Is United Chasing an Elusive Future With a Huge Order for Electric Aircraft?

Is United Chasing an Elusive Future With a Huge Order for Electric Aircraft?

Online Travel

Helicopter Taxi Service Blade Goes Public Through Blank-Check Company

Airbus-backed Blade thinks Asia is where the action is, with plans to expand there after this latest blank-check deal. Keep an eye on similar so-called SPAC deals in travel in the new year.

Helicopter Taxi Service Blade Goes Public Through Blank-Check Company

Airlines

Canadian Seaplane Service Wants to Fly All-Electric Planes Within 3 Years

Harbour Air may not be a household name, but this is a promising development. It flies small planes on short routes and could be an early beneficiary of new battery technology. But remember, regulators have to certify it first.

Canadian Seaplane Service Wants to Fly All-Electric Planes Within 3 Years

Airlines

Norway Pushing to Have Commercial Electric Planes in the Air in 10 Years

Aviation is looking to take a cue from the auto industry, making plans to launch electricity-powered planes. Who better then than Norway, whose drivers love Tesla, to be out front on electric planes?

Norway Pushing to Have Commercial Electric Planes in the Air in 10 Years