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Jul 28, 2021
A week after acquiring an artificial intelligence company for combat aircraft, Shield AI on July 29 announced the acquisition of Martin UAV.
Jul 27, 2021
With eight issues of the Advanced Air Mobility Report under our belts, one of the staggering pieces of data we have encountered is the number of companies involved in the emerging market.
Jul 27, 2021
Automakers are eyeing the market, directly by developing eVTOL vehicles or indirectly by providing investment, expertise and suppliers.
Jul 23, 2021
Vertical Aerospace’s business model differs significantly from those of its advanced air mobility rivals that are also planning to go public via mergers with blank-check companies, and the UK startup thinks that will give it a competitive edge.

Technology Developments

Jul 29, 2021
Volocopter flew its 2X eVTOL testing model in front of the crowds at EAA AirVenture.
Jul 28, 2021
Regional air mobility startup Electra is teaming under a NASA contract with researchers at the University of Southern California to mature blown lift technologies for electric short-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
Jul 28, 2021
Customcells will industrialize battery cells for mass production, a key step in Lilium’s plans to scale-up production capacity ahead of the aircraft’s planned commercial launch in 2024.
Jul 28, 2021
In a key step towards development of the planned follow-on seven-seater air taxi, Samad Aerospace has completed hover tests of its half-scale e-Starling all-electric prototype aircraft.

Operations

Jul 16, 2021
Advanced air mobility offers a clean sheet for development of training centered on pilot competencies rather than traditional prescriptive models, says CAE, as the training provider partners with Volocopter to support the German startup’s electric air taxi services.
Jul 16, 2021
Airobotics’ drone boxes will support law enforcement for the six-month-long Expo 2020 Dubai.
Jul 13, 2021
As alternative propulsion concepts show promise to help decarbonize aviation, leaders in the commercial aviation, advanced air mobility and business aviation markets have joined forces to establish carbon credits for emissions reductions enabled by electric- and hydrogen-powered aircraft.
Jul 02, 2021
Australian startup Swoop Aero has completed a study in Mozambique that demonstrated the feasibility of using drones for the cold-chain transport of infectious tuberculosis and COVID-19 laboratory samples.

Infrastructure

Jul 27, 2021
Chinese autonomous air vehicle (AAV) startup EHang has begun operations at its newly commissioned production facility in Yunfu, around 100 mi. west of its Guangzhou headquarters.
Jul 21, 2021
A feasibility study is to begin with Malaysia Airports as Volocopter and Skyports look to build out air taxi networks in the Asia-Pacific region.
Jul 15, 2021
Embraer’s Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions has partnered with an energy company to evaluate development of a viable charging infrastructure for electric air taxis.
Jul 14, 2021
Building on its concessions to manage highways, railways and tunnels in several countries, Spain’s Globalvia is expanding into urban air mobility through a strategic alliance with Chinese autonomous passenger and cargo air vehicle developer EHang.

Regulatory

Jul 29, 2021
The company, which is also currently pursuing Part 23 type certification of the S4 eVTOL aircraft as well as production certification of the assembly line which will manufacture it, is targeting air carrier approval in 2022.
Jul 21, 2021
As the advanced air mobility sector continues to shape and shift at pace with the technological advances and regulatory and legal realities, the real question remains: When will the new aircraft emerge on a widely accepted basis?
Jul 09, 2021
Heaviside becomes the fourth electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (evTOL) aircraft to receive military flight release from the U.S. Air Force under its Agility Prime program. 
Jun 22, 2021
Working groups are evaluating a variety of solutions to some of the toughest issues in urban air mobility operations, including where the aircraft will operate and how they will enter and exit that airspace.

Investor Updates

Jul 13, 2021
Only a fraction of the investment required to make urban air mobility (UAM) an economically or socially relevant mode of transportation has been raised, and players in the market will need to take the long view if they want to see a return on their investment, cautions a report by Porsche Consulting.
Jun 11, 2021
As another electric air-taxi startup announces plans to go public, Embraer has confirmed that its Eve Urban Air Mobility spinoff is in talks with a blank-check company.
Jun 09, 2021
The avionics and flight control systems for Lilium’s seven-seat electric regional air taxi will be supplied by Honeywell.
May 07, 2021
Morgan Stanley has significantly reduced its forecast for the urban air mobility (UAM) market by 2040 and now expects regulatory hurdles to result in a substantially slower ramp-up in commercial services than anticipated.

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