The charger is part of VoltAero’s strategy to create an infrastructure for its Cassio airplane family, which begins with the five-seat Cassio 330. The charger also will be offered for other electric aircraft, according to officials with VoltAero.
“The patent describes an innovative system engineered to deliver power-dense, efficient, and reliable power for electric aircraft, supporting onboard applications as well as driving rotors and propellers for lift and thrust,” company officials explain.
Steve Crane, the test pilot for Eviation Aircraft, a manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, won the 2023 Iven C. Kincheloe Award for Alice’s first flight.
Based in Heber City, Utah, Elemental Aviation will be responsible for sales, service support and training for Pipistrel’s ultralight, light sport and type certified aircraft in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.
The Pipistrel Velis Electro is set to take top billing at the auction, which will feature around 20 items and is raising funds for a variety causes, including the EAA’s Young Eagles program, which has offered free airplane rides to those aged 8-17 since 1992, according to company officials.
While the electric aircraft prototype never flew, NASA officials say the project provided groundbreaking research and technology for the future of electric aviation.
Based at two airports in Georgia — Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport (KGVL) in Gainesville and Dekalb Peachtree Airport (KPDK) in Chamblee — Lanier Flight Center will be responsible for sales, service, support, and training for Pipistrel’s ultralight, light sport, and type certified aircraft, including the Alpha Trainer, Velis Electro, and Panthera.
With more than 35 years of experience in aviation, the New Jersey company will handle sales and support in 15 eastern states for Pipistrel’s aircraft, including the electric Velis Electro and the Panthera.
A firm based at Old Buckenham Airfield in Norfolk, England, has been working on the electric Sky Jeep, which is based on a Zenith CH-750, for the past three years.