#Electric aircraft

Electric Powertrains Set to Revolutionise Aviation Sustainability

Long Read

A UK startup is charging ahead to decarbonize regional and domestic flights with an innovative drop-in electric engine replacement. After receiving recent grant funding, Flux Aviation has accelerated the prototype development of its 75kW battery-powered powertrain system. During engineering studies, Flux Aviation founders Neofytos Dimitriou and Radovan Gallo...

Spirit of Innovation plane is the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft

Quick Read

The Spirit of Innovation - an electric aircraft demonstrator developed by Rolls-Royce - has clinched the record for the world's fastest all-electric aircraft. The Derby-based firm has claimed that the craft hit a speed of 387.4 mph during a test run at Boscombe Down in Amesbury on...

Will Electric planes solve flying’s CO₂ problem?

Deep Dive

The UK government plans to ban the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Clearly the plan is for all citizens to be driving electric or hybrid-electric cars, or – better still – riding bicycles. But can electrification help cut emissions from that other carbon-intensive...