Startup Electra.aero in 2021 is aiming to demonstrate the ability to take off and land in around 100 ft. using distributed hybrid-electric propulsion to support its development of short-takeoff-and-landing regional aircraft.
The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association has canceled its February 2021 MEBAA show and is rescheduling it to December 2022 because of ongoing challenges with border restrictions and lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hill Helicopters Seeks Amateur-Build Certification For New Rotorcraft
LONDON–British helicopter start-up Hill Helicopters says it will pursue certification of its HX50 turbine light helicopter under the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) amateur-built/experimental category to meet tight timelines for bringing the aircraft to market.
Joby Acquires Both Elevate And Investment From Uber
U.S. start-up Joby Aviation has agreed to acquire Uber’s Elevate aerial ridesharing program in a deal that involves Uber increasing its previously undisclosed investment in the electric air taxi developer.
MagniX Joins Team To Certify Electric Caravan In Australia
Electric propulsion developer MagniX has partnered with Australian operator Sydney Seaplanes and start-up Dante Aeronautical to work toward the first supplemental type certification (STC) of an electric-powered Cessna Caravan.
Signature Celebrates Launch Of SAF Availability At Two FBOs
Signature Flight Support has pumped the first ceremonial gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at the first two locations in its network, marking the launch of the renewable fuel’s continuous availability for purchase.
From Dassault unveiling its new Falcon 6X long-range, large-cabin business jet to industry insiders stating the importance of diversity initiatives in the market to reflect the population. Take a look at our roundup of this week’s business aviation stories.