Category Archives: Aircraft Propulsion & Energy

Singapore’s HES Energy Systems with Delair on Long Range Hydrogen-Electric Project

HES Energy Systems, a Fuel Cell Systems developer from Singapore has formed an Alliance with three French Clean Energy and Aerospace Tech companies. Named FLY-HY, the group’s mission is to begin addressing the global market as a unified value chain, ranging from hydrogen refuelling systems to energy storage and power conversion, and cooperate with leading designers of electric aircraft. Continue reading

Chinese Hybrid Achieves 7 Hour World Endurance Record

A Chinese hybrid multirotor drone achieved 7.3 hours world record endurance. It was a Hexa multirotor with 44 lbs (20kg) all up weight powered by hybrid system and carried 2.8 gallon (10.5 liter). Continue reading

Ballard Launches Next Generation Fuel Cell System

Ballard Power Systems has announced that the company has developed a next generation high performance fuel cell propulsion system to power unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. Ballard has also received a follow-on contract from Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary, for extended durability testing of the next-generation 1.3 kilowatt (kW) fuel cell propulsion system to power test flights of its ScanEagle UAV platform. Continue reading

Neva Aerospace Announces UAV Charging Networks

Neva Aerospace has announced its SpaceBridge concept – SpaceBridge networks for “Charging and re-provisioning station for electric and hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles” (patent protected), would provide the power platform for wide area operations of aerial electric vehicles, manned (flying cars) or unmanned (drones). Continue reading