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Baseline testing of the Passport engine to characterise performance before hybrid electric components are added © GE Aerospace

GE Aerospace and NASA develop hybrid electric engine

GE Aerospace is developing a hybrid electric demonstrator engine with NASA that will integrate electric motor/generators into a high-bypass commercial turbofan to supplement power during different phases of operation. This involves modifying a passport engine with hybrid electric components for testing under NASA’s Hybrid Thermally Efficient Core (HyTEC) project. It is one of several initiatives […]

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Midnight electric air taxi © Archer

Archer Aviation and NASA sign Space Act Agreement

Archer Aviation (Archer) has signed a Space Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The collaboration will kick off with an initial project focused on studying high-performance battery cells and safety testing targeted for advanced air mobility (AAM) and space applications.  Archer believes that while the supply chain for electric vehicles in

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NASA’s X-59 quiet supersonic research aircraft sits on the apron outside Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility at dawn in Palmdale, California

NASA, Lockheed Martin reveal X-59 quiet Supersonic aircraft

NASA and Lockheed Martin have officially introduced the X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft, marking a significant milestone in aviation. NASA’s objective with this unique experimental aircraft is to collect data that has the potential to revolutionise air travel by enabling the development of a new generation of commercial aircraft capable of flying faster than the speed

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Boeing, United Airlines and NASA test SAF benefits

In a collaboration to strengthen sustainability in aviation, Boeing is partnering with NASA and United Airlines for in-flight testing to measure how sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) affects contrails and non-carbon emissions, in addition to reducing the fuel’s life cycle climate impact. Boeing’s second ecoDemonstrator Explorer, a 737-10 destined for United Airlines, will fly with 100% SAF

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A rendering of the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing X-66A aircraft in NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator livery

NASA, Boeing mark milestone for experimental aircraft project

Boeing has ferried an MD-90 airplane from Victorville, California, to Palmdale, where it will be modified to test the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) configuration as part of NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project.  The X-66A is NASA’s first experimental plane focused on helping the U.S. achieve its goal of net-zero aviation greenhouse gas emissions. Modification will

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