Assessing and developing the potential for sustainable and silent electric aircraft.

March 1, 2017

MIT launches Electric Aircraft Initiative

MIT launches the Electric Aircraft Initiative with the aim of assessing and developing the potential for sustainable electric aircraft. The initiative includes participants from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as Lincoln Laboratory.

March 1, 2017

MIT collaborates on assessment of potential for all-electric commercial aircraft

A short intensive study called Systems Aspects of Electric Commercial Aircraft (SEACA) has been launched in collaboration with University College London (UCL) and the University of Southampton in the UK.

March 1, 2017

MIT AeroAstro, EECS, and Lincoln Lab collaborate on electroaerodynamic propulsion research

Participants from MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Lincoln Lab are collaborating to design and produce the first airplane powered with electroaerodynamic (EAD) propulsion.