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His public comments at recent events — including an interview with The Air Current — have provided a previously unseen glimpse at Alice’s design and Eviation’s technical assumptions, nuances and operational necessities that accompany the world’s first all-electric commercial aircraft — including a begrudging acknowledgement of the slow pace of battery innovation.
The aerospace newcomers are beginning their transition from ambitious start-ups to brick and mortar businesses with products to build and deliver to market.
The FAA is poised to order the Boeing 737 Max ungrounded this week. American Airlines will lead the jet's return after the 20-month grounding. Embraer's conceptual hybrid-electric STOUT for the Brazilian Air Force breaks cover and looks even more interesting than its E3 turboprop study. Apple's path to developing its new ultra-efficient M1 chip is an instructive guide for the strategic future of green aviation.