The aviation industry is looking for its own Tesla

April 25, 2024
Decarbonization efforts essential to the industry goal of "net zero" by 2050, Ines Ferre writes for Yahoo Finance.

NEW YORK - While automakers — led by Tesla (TSLA) — have turned out entire fleets of EVs in recent years, aircraft manufacturers are further away from electrifying the industry in the US, Ines Ferre writes for Yahoo FinanceContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

25 April 2024 - "Aviation is really hard to decarbonize," Samantha Gross, director of energy security and climate initiative at the Brookings Institution, told Yahoo Finance. "You're never going to see a battery-powered 737 [plane] because batteries are heavy."

Ferre's piece dives into the growing field of solutions the aviation industry is developing to meet not only environmental goals, but business development as well.

Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft manufacturers have already landed billion-dollar deals with airlines for piloted aircraft and autonomous "air taxis."

Ferre also writes about developments in hybrid-electric aircraft and sustainable aviation fuel.

Related: Virgin Atlantic completes first long-haul flight fully powered by sustainable fuel

Related: Airbus debuts its CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL

Related: Eve Air Mobility and AirX Inc. ink deal for up to 50 eVTOLs and tech suites

Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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