The racing plane is hoped to be the fastest electric plane in existence.
- The electric aircraft industry is just starting to get off the ground, with Siemens breaking the world record for the fastest electric aircraft in 2017.
- With ACCEL (Accelerating the Electrification of Flight), Rolls-Royce intends to beat that record in the spring of 2020.
- While these are existing developments, the field of electric aviation has significant challenges to face before we can expect to see electric long-distance passenger planes.
Following two deadly crashes, the FAA has been engaged in a lengthy review process of the Boeing 737. With recent news that the review may continue into 2020, Boeing has opted to halt production of the plane.
- Boeing has decided to halt the production of the 737 Max after the FAA announced that its review of the plane will extend into 2020.
- After two recent and deadly crashes, the FAA has grounded all 737-model planes.
- The news spells financial trouble for Boeing, especially since another one of its major planes — the 787 Dreamliner — has been receiving significant quality complaints.
The space station sector has exciting potential as more private companies enter the conversation.
- The International Space Station is the most expensive public project ever built in the history of humanity.
- Companies like NanoRacks, SpaceX, and Blue Origin have already entered the conversation of what the future will look like for the ISS.
- Now, it's important to entertain only the serious contenders in the space race.
New technology offers us a look at the green future of aviation and cargo shipping.
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- A solar-powered airship built by a U.K.-based company could be a groundbreaking way to freight cargo internationally with lower emissions, and a big step towards a 100 percent renewable world.
- Varialift's airship will use helium gas to lift off, which is a great deal safer than the hydrogen that airships of the past used.
- It's been estimated that the cost of the Varialift aircraft would be comparable to a jumbo jet.
The national public charging infrastructure is coming online.
- There are over one million EVs in the U.S., but no gas stations have completely switched until now.
- Takoma Park, Maryland, is home of RS Automotive, the first merchant to fully make the leap.
- Worldwide, there's an urgent need for about 2 million public chargers.