Travel beyond 2020 – Electric-powered flight

Some key themes

  • The age of electric flight is here, but only for small aircraft with limited range.
  • Investment from major aviation companies is boosting the development of electric aircraft.
  • Larger aircraft, relying on hybrid systems, are already drawing airlines’ interest.

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Aerospace firms are working together to tackle the industry’s growing contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. One solution is to power aircraft using electric engines. A prototype of the world’s first commercial all-electric passenger aircraft is already flying. Read more