New Power Technology in Airplanes

  1. Zunum Aero: A company backed by Boeing and JetBlue has been working on a family of hybrid electric regional aircraft with 10 to 50 seats since 2013. In October 2017, they began developing a 12–seat plane that aims to fly in 2020.
  2. Joby Aviation: Having spent the last decade developing its own electric motors and existing VTOL designs from the ground up, the company has recently received a $100 million investment to prepare for production and certification.
  3. Eviation Alice: Israel–based electric aircraft under development by Eviation Aircraft.
  4. Wright Electric: An initiative aimed to design a commercial aircraft powered by batteries for distances of less than 300 miles.
  5. Airbus E–Fan X: It is being developed with Rolls–Royce and Siemens as a hybrid-electric airline demonstrator. This aircraft builds on work completed by a prototype under development by Airbus and the Airbus E–Fan, an electric two-seater aircraft.

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