News & Updates

The Air Current
September 6, 2023

Without a clean grid, today's plan for decarbonizing aviation won't fly

Magpie Aviation's far-out concept provides a window into the true challenges of decarbonizing flight.

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Saturday Startup Series
July 24, 2023

S3 Episode 1 – Magpie Aviation

Alumni of both Makani and Kitthyawk, Magpie co-founders Damon and Andy are working to develop a truly zero carbon solution for flight, by towing electric aircraft with other electric aircraft.

Magpie Aviation
July 24, 2023

Magpie Aviation Announces Inaugural Advisory Board Members: Patrick Edmond and Roei Ganzarski

Magpie’s inaugural Advisory Board members will play a pivotal role in guiding the company's strategic decisions, technological advancements, and industry partnerships.

Wall Street Journal
June 16, 2023

Electric Aircraft Suffer From Short Ranges. Could Towing Be the Answer?

Startup Magpie Aviation is testing whether electric passenger planes could be towed to extend their range. To find out what it might take for Magpie to tow single aisle jetliners, WSJ’s George Downs takes flight on an aerotowed glider.

Blog posts

March 7, 2023

1. I want the world to fly more

To us, sustainable aviation is about helping more of the world to fly and connect.