DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bb96ht/electric_aircraft) has announced the addition of the "Electric Aircraft 2014-2024: Trends, Projects, Forecasts" report to their offering.
Hybrid and pure electric manned aircraft offer improved safety, lower cost of ownership and green credentials. Consequently the number of organisations designing them and the variety of types is now increasing rapidly. This report analyses and forecasts the whole market. It investigates how almost every component and structure is about to change and benchmarks against relevant best practice even when it is first occurring in land and water EVs.
Electric aircraft serve the need for reduced noise, air and ground pollution and reduced global warming. They provide freedom from foreign sources of oil. They make new things possible such as helicopters that can carry out a controlled landing after engineering failures thanks to electric backup and leisure aircraft getting all their "fuel" from solar cells on the hanger. They expand the market for aircraft, while modernising the industry and opening up applications for many new electrical components and systems, including structural components, printed electronics and smart skin.
Electrically driven aircraft are arriving from the bottom up in the form of hang gliders and sailplanes and from the top down in the form of large hybrid helicopters and airliners that have electric nosewheels making them electric vehicles when on the ground. Near-silent take-off and landing of feeder aircraft is being considered and small aircraft that get airborne thanks to wheel motors and the personal aircraft in your garden will be possible. The technologies are changing radically with supercapacitors potentially replacing or partly replacing batteries, plus new power components, motors, a wide variety of range extenders including fuel cells and multiple energy harvesting - all explained in this unique report, which also looks closely at issues such as safety.
It is too early for detailed forecasts of this new industry but the report gives some numbers and many milestones over the coming decade including company profiles and intentions from interviews and recent conference presentations.
Necessarily the coverage is global, with interesting new aircraft from Norway, Slovenia and many other countries examined together with potentially key components from Estonia to Japan and the USA.
Key Topics Covered:
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
4. ELECTRIC HELICOPTERS/VTOL
5. ELECTRIC AMPHIBIAN AIRCRAFT AND FLYING BOATS
6. STUDIES OF LONG DISTANCE ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT
7. ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT IN ACTION
8. FIFTEEN YEAR TIMELINE AND MARKET NUMBERS
- Airbus Germany, France
- Alatus Ukraine
- Alisport Silent Club Italy
- Alternair USA
- APAME France
- Cessna USA
- Diamond Aircraft, Siemens, Airbus
- Electravia France
- Electric Aircraft Corporation USA
- Electroflight UK
- Falx USA
- Flight of the Century
- Flightstar USA
- Flying motorcycle Samson Motorworks
- Lange Aviation Germany
- 7Pipistrel Slovenia
- Phantom Works USA plane-car
- Renault France
- Russian Government Russia
- SkySpark Italy
- Solar Flight Italy
- Sonex USA
- Sunrise USA
- Tokyo University Japan
- Windward Performance USA
- University of Cambridge UK
- Yuneec International China
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