Advanced Air Mobility

May 27, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
May 27, 2022
Reliable Robotics has hired Kevin Sagis as the autonomous aircraft systems company’s senior vice president and chief engineer.
May 26, 2022
The pressure on the nascent advanced air mobility industry to move forward on certification is growing, including the industry’s focus on attracting regulatory experts as new hires.
May 25, 2022
U.S. Sens. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on May 23 introduced bipartisan legislation to help communities prepare for the eventual integration of advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies.
May 24, 2022
Vehicles on display from China, Germany and Netherlands bear witness to humanity’s quest for bird-like mobility—perhaps without too much of the…
May 27, 2022
Reliable Robotics has hired Kevin Sagis as the autonomous aircraft systems company’s senior vice president and chief engineer.
May 26, 2022
U.S. startup Natilus is conducting wind tunnel tests of the initial regional feeder member of its planned family of blended wing body uncrewed cargo aircraft.
May 26, 2022
Airports Council International World has released a policy brief on advanced air mobility, advocating for a seamless integration of these new entrants into airports, alongside a knowledge center on drone risk mitigation to promote safe and secure operations at airports.
May 26, 2022
Joby Aviation has received its FAA Part 135 air carrier certificate, allowing it to begin aircraft operations ahead of the planned 2024 launch of commercial air taxi service with its S4 electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) vehicle.
May 26, 2022
The pressure on the nascent advanced air mobility industry to move forward on certification is growing, including the industry’s focus on attracting regulatory experts as new hires.
May 25, 2022
U.S. Sens. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on May 23 introduced bipartisan legislation to help communities prepare for the eventual integration of advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies.
May 25, 2022
BAE Systems has taken delivery of and is preparing flight tests for a Pipistrel Electro Velis electric-powered light aircraft as part of an arrangement with the Slovenian manufacturer.  The UK defense company announced in March that it was working with Pipistrel to examine military training applications for electric aircraft. The work is continuing after Textron’s acquisition of the light aircraft manufacturer. 
May 25, 2022
Volocopter has signed a memorandum of understanding with fixed-based operator Jetex to deploy and operate vertiport infrastructure and services for urban air mobility.