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Jan 24, 2022
Spun out by the Williams Formula 1 racing team at the end of 2019, Williams Advanced Engineering has been expanding from its motorsports roots and applying its high-performance battery and electrification expertise to new sectors, including aviation.
Jan 24, 2022
Germany’s Wingcopter has signed a contract exceeding $16 million to supply a large fleet of delivery drones to Spright, a subsidiary formed by U.S. air medical service provider Air Methods in July 2020 to service the health care market.
Jan 24, 2022
The additional Boeing funding will advance development of Wisk’s sixth-generation eVTOL, which is targeted to be the first autonomous all-electric passenger aircraft certified in the U.S.
Jan 21, 2022
First studied by Bell in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the company has revived the stop/fold tiltrotor concept with new technology to meet the AFWerx call for HSVTOL vehicles for special operation missions.

Technology Developments

Jan 26, 2022
U.S. startup Elroy Air has unveiled the first preproduction prototype of its Chaparral autonomous cargo aircraft, revealing a revised design for the hybrid electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle.
Jan 24, 2022
Spun out by the Williams Formula 1 racing team at the end of 2019, Williams Advanced Engineering has been expanding from its motorsports roots and applying its high-performance battery and electrification expertise to new sectors, including aviation.
Jan 24, 2022
Bye Aerospace is studying a 12-seat high-density version of its planned all-electric twin-motor eFlyer 800 for commuter operators.
Jan 24, 2022
A NASA-funded team is working to connect airborne and cloud-based flight management systems to enable better real-time trajectory optimization and airspace management for advanced air mobility and commercial aviation.

Operations

Jan 20, 2022
Two early-stage startups have joined forces to lay the foundations for an on-demand regional air service in Western Australia using small electric aircraft.
Jan 19, 2022
The Hamburg Port Authority has formed a technology partnership with drone control center developer HHLA Sky to accelerate use of drones within the German port for logistics, surveillance, inspection and emergency coordination. 
Jan 06, 2022
Michigan and Ontario officials have unveiled a cross-border research study of commercial drones to explore whether small unmanned aircraft can be flown beyond line of sight and used for just-in-time delivery, medical transport or other small-scale deployments.
Jan 04, 2022
Kawasaki Heavy Industries has demonstrated an end-to-end delivery operation using an unmanned cargo aircraft and a ground robot.

Infrastructure

Jan 20, 2022
Site work on the first purpose-designed urban vertiport is to begin by the end of January in Coventry, UK.
Jan 19, 2022
The Hamburg Port Authority has formed a technology partnership with drone control center developer HHLA Sky to accelerate use of drones within the German port for logistics, surveillance, inspection and emergency coordination. 
Jan 12, 2022
Plans to develop a maintenance/repair/overhaul (MRO) cluster at Twente Airport in the Netherlands are to be pared back in favor of exploring services related to testing new technologies and opening to business aviation flights as the site’s organizers plot a long-term pathway.
Jan 07, 2022
Gogo Business Aviation says it remains on track to complete a 150-tower 5G air-to-ground network serving the contiguous U.S. by the second half of 2022.

Regulatory

Jan 13, 2022
Environmental regulations for aviation, such as mandates to use sustainable aviation fuel mandates and hydrogen technology certification, should be backed by an international framework set out by ICAO, a French parliamentary report says.
Jan 12, 2022
The Florida House and Senate are moving quickly to establish an Advanced Air Mobility Study Task Force within the Department of Transportation.
Jan 07, 2022
The operator of an FAA-designated test site for unmanned aircraft systems said the agency has authorized it to fly drones beyond an operator’s vision within a 50-mi. airspace corridor in New York State.
Jan 07, 2022
China’s eVTOL leader shifts strategy from aircraft sales to mobility service.

Investor Updates

Jan 19, 2022
Swiss startup Daedalean has closed a $58 million financing round that will provide the funds needed to bring its machine-leaning-based visual guidance, navigation and control suite to market over the next four years.
Jan 11, 2022
A U.S. startup that plans to use airships to transport green hydrogen and air cargo has been selected for a business accelerator program run by Dassault Systemes.
Jan 07, 2022
The time to wait and see is over, with Airbus, Embraer and others stepping up their commitment to the AAM market.
Dec 21, 2021
The merger values the electric air taxi developer at $2.4 billion, a price backed up by the largest conditional orderbook in the advanced air mobility market.

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