CAFE Foundation

CAFE Foundation

CAFE Foundation occupies a unique position in the electric aircraft industry. As a nonprofit organization, CAFE Foundation's mission is to advance the development of low-emission flight by fostering and promoting early entry practical market opportunities. CAFE Foundation accomplishes this by bridging disciplines and industries, helping to identify trends and innovations, building strategic collaborations and ensuring on-going coordination. In order to achieve this mission, CAFE Foundation focuses on three areas:
• Technology - CAFE Foundation promotes the commercial implementation of cutting-edge technologies needed to achieve near-term practical electric flight. These technologies include propulsion, batteries, aerodynamics, materials, airframe design, flight operations, controls, and information integration.
• Business and Marketing - CAFE Foundation facilitates the communications, strategies and market opportunities that support industry growth and success.
• Public Education and Advocacy - CAFE Foundation works with government, academia, industry and other non-governmental organizations to assist in obtaining regulatory and funding support for the industry. CAFE Foundation supports the industry by providing public education on electric flight.
CAFE Foundation believes that collaborative efforts are key in order to push forward electric flight. Our Electric Aircraft Symposium, now in its eleventh year, brings together the people who are vital to this effort, drawing speakers and attendees from industry, government and academia worldwide. EAS is a unique opportunity to hear from industry leaders and to network with industry peers.
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24 May 2016

CAFE Tenth Electric Aircraft Symposium Report: overview

This annual event by the delightful staff of the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency Foundation CAFE took place May 19-20 at San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront.
23 May 2016

CAFE Tenth Electric Aircraft Symposium Report May 2016

IDTechEx attended the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation event in San Francisco on May 19-20. This article provides a fuller overview of what we learnt from the event.
2 May 2013

7th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium: Second day

Day 2 of this event took place on Saturday April 27. The start was less dramatic than the excellent Day 1. Dean Sigler, Editor, CAFE Technology Blog told us to get back to the early days of airports, his title being, "Sustainable, Neighborly Airports".
1 May 2013

7th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium: First day

This excellent event "7th Electric Aircraft Symposium" in Santa Rosa, USA was acclaimed as the best ever in the series. Over 150 people attended, an eclectic mix from NASA and Siemens to hobbyists, universities and technology startups were there.
17 Nov 2011

Aircraft e-Genius from IFB wins two highly endowed awards

The electric aircraft e-Genius, which was developed at Institut für Flugzeugbau (IFB) of University of Stuttgart, won no fewer than two awards at the Green Flight Challenge 2011.
19 Jan 2011

Energy efficient aircraft - the next 15 years

During the next fifteen years, we shall be in the transition to much more energy efficient, quieter aircraft, with much less pollution and dependence on declining hydrocarbon reserves.
7 Dec 2010

Faster and Greener: Suburban Air Vehicles

CAFE Foundation - host of NASA's Green Flight Challenge, United States
22 Nov 2010

Control system for electric aircraft

Bye Energy an integrator of alternative energy technologies is poised to provide the aviation community with a safe, economical, efficient, and quiet, low-emission "green" aircraft propulsion alternative to the internal combustion engine through an electric hybrid propulsion system (EHPS).
19 Oct 2010

Boeing's solar powered unmanned aircraft

A large unmanned aircraft using solar energy may soon be stationed on the edge of space, said Boeing in a recent statement. The aircraft which has a 400-foot wing to increase solar power will have highly efficient electric motors and propellers.