Electric aircraft specialist Ampaire acquires Magpie Aviation – Charged EVs


California-based electric aircraft company Ampaire has acquired Magpie Aviation, a Silicon Valley-based developer of electric tow aircraft. 

Ampaire has developed hybrid electric propulsion systems that can be integrated into general aviation and regional turboprop commercial aircraft.

Ampaire says the addition of Magpie’s technology will enable it to offer unique solutions to its customers, and will broaden its IP and contract portfolio through Magpie’s pending patents and government contracts, including with the US Air Force. In 2023, Magpie demonstrated an automated towing connection between two flying aircraft.

“Building on our recent acquisition of Talyn Air the addition of Magpie exemplifies our deliberate approach to integrating pivotal companies and assets on our path to accelerate our leadership in electrified aviation,” said Ampaire CEO Kevin Noertker.

Source: Ampaire

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