HeliFlite Now Offers Service To The Watson Island Seaplane Base In Miami

By Matthew Orloff Nov 17, 2022
HeliFlite, a private helicopter operator with service along the East Coast of the U.S., now offers charters to and from Miami’s Watson Island Seaplane Base. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

NetJets To Open Exclusive-Use Facility In Scottsdale

By Matthew Orloff Nov 16, 2022
Private aviation provider NetJets has broken ground on a new exclusive-use facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

South Korean eVTOL Demonstrator On Show At Incheon Airport Event

By Graham Warwick Nov 15, 2022
Display of the Optionally Piloted Personal Air Vehicle (OPPAV), by airframe designer and manufacturer Vessel Aerospace, was a centerpiece of the K-UAM Confex organized by Incheon International Airport.
Advanced Air Mobility

Archer To Manufacture Midnight EVTOLs In Covington, Georgia

By Garrett Reim Nov 15, 2022
Archer's new facility will be capable of producing up to 650 of its four-passenger Midnight aircraft per year.
Advanced Air Mobility

Dallas Airshow Victims Identified; This ‘Tragedy Affects Us All’

By Molly McMillin Nov 15, 2022
All five crew members on the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress bomber and one in the Bell P-63F Kingcobra fighter were killed in the accident, which happened at the Wings Over Dallas airshow.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Archer Holds Firm To 2024 eVTOL Certification Date

By Graham Warwick Nov 14, 2022
Archer Aviation is doubling down on its confidence in certifying its electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) vehicle by the end of 2024 and launching air-taxi service in 2025.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer Sees No Supply Chain Relief Until 2024

By Michael Bruno Nov 14, 2022
Delays in suppliers providing engines, avionics and interiors continue to hamper Embraer, forcing the Brazilian aerospace and defense leader to miss delivering dozens of aircraft so far in 2022.
Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Rotorcraft Pioneer Frank Robinson Dies

By Tony Osborne Nov 14, 2022
Frank Robinson, the man who pioneered the development of the Robinson family of light helicopters for the general aviation market, has died. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer Bizjet Q3 Revenue Rises Despite Supply Chain Issues

By Molly McMillin Nov 14, 2022
Embraer posted revenue of $271.7 million in its executive aviation division, up 6% from a year ago, and reaffirmed its projection to deliver 100-110 executive jets during 2022. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Vertiport Opens At Paris AAM Sandbox

By Angus Batey Nov 11, 2022
Another step toward operating a commercial urban air mobility service in Paris during the 2024 Summer Olympics has been taken with the opening of a vertiport terminal within the Advanced Air Mobility Sandbox test environment at the Pontoise Aerodrome here.
Advanced Air Mobility

Rain Unveils Autonomous Firefighting Rotorcraft

By Graham Warwick Nov 11, 2022
U.S. startup Rain Industries has unveiled an autonomous firefighting demonstrator aircraft, the MK2, with plans to showcase a rapid initial wildfire response and containment with the uncrewed rotorcraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

Australian Regional Signs For Electric Alices

By Graham Warwick Nov 11, 2022
Australia’s Northern Territory Air Services has signed a letter of intent with Eviation for 20 Alice electric aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

Quality Fly Claims Carbon-Neutral First

By Angus Batey Nov 11, 2022
Madrid-based Quality Fly says it has become the first flight school in the European Union to reach carbon neutrality. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Wheels Up Sees Record Revenue, Losses As It Cut Costs

By Molly McMillin Nov 11, 2022
Wheels Up posted an increase in record revenue and net losses in the third quarter of 2022 as it works to cut costs and realign its management structure, leading to the elimination of the president’s position. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

2Excel Plans Move in Readiness for Doncaster Airport Closure

By Tony Osborne Nov 11, 2022
2Excel had 18 aircraft based at Doncaster but has been forced to move its fleet to Teesside and Humberside airports, after Doncaster Airport’s owners Peel Group announced it would close the airport in September.
Airports & Routes

Study Shows Viability Of Electric AAM In UK

By Graham Warwick Nov 11, 2022
As countries jockey for a leading position in the projected market for advanced air mobility (AAM), a new study concludes the transportation mode would be economically viable in the UK and provide a significant contribution to the economy while reducing carbon emissions.
Advanced Air Mobility

SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT: EVOLITO

By Graham Warwick Nov 10, 2022
Spun out of automotive electric motor developer Yasa before it was acquired by Mercedes-Benz in 2021, UK startup Evolito is preparing to deliver its first aerospace-grade motors to customers in the first half of 2023 for early testing.
Advanced Air Mobility

Daily Memo: Moving To The Practicalities Of Hydrogen Propulsion

By Thierry Dubois Nov 10, 2022
As a vast swath of aviation is turning to hydrogen as a central path to a sustainable future, some efforts are beginning to crystallize into concrete advancements.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Volocopter Selected For Tokyo Sustainable City Project

By Graham Warwick Nov 10, 2022
Germany’s Volocopter has been selected to participate in a project to develop a sustainable city on reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay.
Advanced Air Mobility

Sounding Board: Five Minutes With Airshare President & CEO John Owen

By Molly McMillin Nov 10, 2022
John Owen joined Airshare, based in the Kansas City area, in 2016 as chief financial officer (CFO), after serving as vice president of EFL Associates, managing director of Mariner Capital Advisors and CFO of OrTran.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Pratt To Study Small Core Combustor SAF Work Under NASA HyTEC

By Guy Norris Nov 10, 2022
Pratt & Whitney is expanding research work with NASA under the agency’s Hybrid Thermally Efficient Core project to demonstrate the compatibility of sustainable aviation fuels with advanced combustors for small core engines.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Honda Aircraft Earns FAA Certification For HondaJet Elite II

By Molly McMillin Nov 10, 2022
Honda Aircraft has received FAA type certification for the HondaJet Elite II very light jet, an upgraded HondaJet with longer range, redesigned cabin and automated technologies.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Archer, United To Launch eVTOL Air Taxis In New York

By Graham Warwick Nov 10, 2022
Archer Aviation and United Airlines have announced that their first electric air taxi route will be between Newark Liberty International Airport and New York’s Downtown Manhattan Heliport.
Advanced Air Mobility

Hybrid Air Vehicles Studies Airship Connections For Scotland’s Islands

By Graham Warwick Nov 09, 2022
Flights connecting Scotland’s islands to the mainland, described as lifeline routes for remote communities, have been a focus of early interest from proponents of sustainable aviation alternatives.
Advanced Air Mobility

Community Funded H120 Upgrade Secures First Commercial Customer

By Tony Osborne Nov 09, 2022
A community funded program to upgrade the avionics suite of Airbus’ out-of-production H120 turbine light helicopter has secured its first commercial customer.
Aircraft & Propulsion