Recently there has been a lot of buzz surrounding all-electric aircraft. However, what are their viability in the aviation industry? What does this mean for the industry, the airlines, and particularly flight training? In this week’s On Aviation™ Digest, we will look at stories and articles related to all-electric aircraft, their current development, and future possibilities.
Time To Clean The Skies, Electric Planes Have Arrived
When the airline industry talks about reducing its carbon footprint, the future of electric planes is always on the horizon. It should be – airline flights globally are expected to double in the next 20 years, yet the industry is far behind other forms of transportation in making the transition to a carbon-free future.
By University of Houston Energy Fellows | Forbes
All-electric aircraft from Rolls-Royce completes maiden flight in Britain
Rolls-Royce’s first all-electric aircraft has completed its maiden flight, soaring across skies in the U.K. for around 15 minutes this week.
By Anmar Frangoul | CNBC
Eviation unveils versatile interior of its electric plane…
Eviation, the company behind one of the most advanced projects to deliver an all-electric aircraft for commercial services, has unveiled the interior of its electric plane with 440 miles of range.
By Fred Lambert | Electrek
Diamond Developing All-electric Trainer
Diamond has been working on electrifying aviation for many years, though it has not attempted to commercialize the technology until now. The global aircraft manufacturer has been researching and developing electric and hybrid aircraft platforms since unveiling its DA36 E-Star at the Paris Airshow in 2011.
By Cayla McLeod | AOPA
Thank you for reading this week’s digest. I invite you to share your thought on what you believe is the future of all-electric aircraft in the aviation community.
Orlando – On Aviation™