Parker Aerospace Eyes Growth With Meggitt
Parker Hannifin has plenty of opportunity to change and improve Meggitt operations while still upholding promises Parker made to the UK government to sustain core Meggitt operations in the country, Parker leaders told Aviation Week.
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France’s Aura Aero Adds Commitments For Electric 19-Seater

By Graham Warwick Oct 06, 2022
Sweden’s Heart Aerospace may have moved up to 30 seats to increase the appeal of its planned electric regional airliner, but French startup Aura Aero continues to pursue a 19-seater and has announced letters of intent for another 130 aircraft, taking the total to more than 330.
Advanced Air Mobility
Italy Inaugurates First Vertiport With eVTOL Test Flight
The first crewed electric vertical takeoff and landing flight in Italian airspace has been conducted from the country’s first fully functional vertiport at Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport.
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ZeroAvia Acquires Aviation Fuel Cell Developer HyPoint
Hydrogen propulsion pioneer ZeroAvia has acquired HyPoint, a startup developing high power-density hydrogen fuel cells for aviation.
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Four Corners Aviation Acquires UltraAir
Omaha, Nebraska-based charter and aircraft management company UltraAir has been acquired by Four Corners Aviation. 
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CEO Of World’s Largest Lessor Skeptical Of eVTOL Air Taxis
Lessors have played a major role in boosting the conditional orderbooks of electric aircraft startups, from Avolon’s preorder for 500 Vertical Aerospace four-passenger air taxis to Rockton’s letter of intent for 40 Heart Aerospace 30-seat regional airliners.
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South Korea’s KT Completes 5G Network For UAM
South Korean telecommunications provider KT has completed the country’s first 5G wireless network dedicated to urban air mobility.
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Eurodrone Passes First Program Milestone
The Eurodrone medium altitude long endurance uncrewed aircraft system program has passed its Integrated Baseline Review, a key milestone toward upcoming design reviews.
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Dufour, RUAG Partner On eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Oct 05, 2022
Switzerland’s RUAG has entered the electric vertical takeoff and landing market through a partnership with Swiss startup Dufour Aerospace.
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Chinese eVTOL Startup AutoFlight Establishes U.S. Presence
Chinese startup AutoFlight has opened a U.S. office as it pursues plans to develop and certify its electric urban air taxi in Europe, manufacture the vehicle in China and market it globally.
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Tecnam Introduces P2012 STOL To Address Market Niche
Tecnam, based in Capua, Italy, has added a new 11-seat P2012 STOL twin-piston aircraft to its product lineup, an aircraft dedicated to short takeoff and landing operations.
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Regent, TotalEnergies Eye Electric Seaglider For Offshore Support
Regent and TotalEnergies plan to explore the use of an electric seaglider to support the operations of offshore energy platforms such as oil rigs and wind turbines. The two companies plan to develop requirements and validate using one of Regent’s seagliders for offshore operations support, Regent said Sept. 30.
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Luxaviation Management System To Boost Sustainability Drive

By Angus Batey Oct 04, 2022
Luxaviation, the Luxembourg-headquartered private air operator, is launching a new online travel management system, but senior company executives say the initiative will go beyond increasing customer access to and control over booking details. 
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GKN Aerospace Acquires 3D Printing Supplier Permanova
GKN Aerospace, the British aerostructures giant undergoing a business overhaul under private ownership, has acquired Sweden’s Permanova Lasersystem, an existing supplier that specializes in laser welding and laser metal deposition systems.
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Queensland Police Service Orders Five King Air 360s

By Molly McMillin Oct 04, 2022
Queensland Police Service, based in Brisbane, Australia, has placed a contract for five Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprops with Textron Aviation. 
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Electra Eyes AAM Showcase Flight With eSTOL Demonstrator

By Graham Warwick Oct 03, 2022
As calls grow within the advanced air mobility community for demonstrations that will show the public and policymakers the potential benefits of this new form of transportation, startup Electra.aero is making plans to fly its technology demonstrator between Washington and Richmond, the Virginia state capital.
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Sensors, Comms Among UAM Challenge Winners

By Graham Warwick Oct 03, 2022
Five startups emerged as winners from the pitch-style final of an urban air mobility innovation challenge sponsored by the Vertical Lift Consortium, a collaboration that supports the Defense Department.
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U.S. House Passes Bill To Shore Up Aviation Workforce, Education

By Ben Goldstein Oct 03, 2022
The push to create the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation comes as lawmakers and aviation stakeholders look for new ways to grow the country’s pilot pipeline.
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Unleaded Avgas Program Names Senior Leadership

By Bill Carey Oct 03, 2022
The industry-government program dedicated to phasing out leaded aviation fuel by 2030 has named a senior coordinator and lead executives of its four focus areas.
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Sabena Technics Buys Heli-Union, Grows Rotary-Wing MRO Capability

By Tony Osborne Oct 03, 2022
Sabena says that half of the French military helicopter fleet will now benefit from its services.
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Wisk Unveils ‘Generation 6’ Production eVTOL

By Garrett Reim Oct 03, 2022
Startup believes it can automate air taxis but will face FAA certification challenges.
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EHang Cites Progress Toward Autonomous eVTOL Certification

By Graham Warwick Sep 30, 2022
With the world’s advanced air mobility (AAM) industry watching EHang’s progress toward the first type certification of an autonomous air taxi, the Chinese startup has reported that the project specific certification plan for its two-seat EH216-S has been approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
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Swiss Students Fly Electric Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Sep 30, 2022
An electric four-seat aircraft developed by students at Switzerland’s ETH Zurich research university made its first flight on Sept. 30 in Dubendorf.
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Bizav Panel Calls Accuracy And Honesty Vital To Sustainability Strategy

By Angus Batey Sep 30, 2022
Achieving sustainability in operations is a high priority for organizations across the business-aviation sector. But of almost equal importance are accurately and honestly communicating the details of carbon-reduction efforts.
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Industry Reps Call For Timely Certification Of AAM Aircraft

By Bill Carey Sep 30, 2022
The FAA should clarify its certification requirements for advanced air mobility vehicles and work with the federal energy department to validate battery technology and develop a charging infrastructure for electric aircraft, aviation industry representatives say.
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