Saudia Eyes Domestic eVTOL Network With Lilium

By Graham Warwick Oct 26, 2022
Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia has signed a memorandum of understanding with Lilium for the proposed development and operation of an electric vertical takeoff and landing network.
Advanced Air Mobility

Time Is Now To Finalize Plans For FIFA World Cup

By Matthew Orloff Oct 26, 2022
The FIFA World Cup, held every four years and one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, will take place in Doha, Qatar from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18, 2022. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Beta Outlines eVTOL Charging Considerations

By Bill Carey Oct 25, 2022
Airports and fixed-base operators that plan to service electric air vehicles should have plans in place at least a year ahead of their arrival, says the developer of the Alia-250 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.
Business Aviation

Lessor Monte Orders Ampaire Hybrid-Electric Eco Caravans

By Graham Warwick Oct 25, 2022
Monte Aircraft Leasing has placed a firm order with hybrid-electric propulsion startup Ampaire for 25 Eco Caravans with an option for an additional 25 of the converted Cessna Grand Caravans.
Advanced Air Mobility

Carmaker XPeng Flies eVTOL Flying Car Demo

By Graham Warwick Oct 25, 2022
Chinese electric vehicle maker XPeng has unveiled a revised design for its planned fly/drive electric vertical takeoff and landing “flying car.”
Advanced Air Mobility

Jet Linx Completes Scottsdale Jet Terminal With Plans For Further Expansion

By Molly McMillin Oct 25, 2022
Jet Linx has moved into its newly completed private jet terminal in Scottsdale, Arizona, 10 years after it opened its original facility at the site at the Scottsdale Airport. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

NASA X-57 Electric Aircraft To Attempt Flight As Soon As December

By Garrett Reim Oct 25, 2022
The initial flight will be “very short” and will set the stage for a series of follow-on flight tests of the fixed-wing demonstrator.
Advanced Air Mobility

Electra Plots Out eSTOL Development Plan

By Guy Norris Oct 25, 2022
Targeted at certification in 2027, the nine-passenger aircraft will incorporate a distributed electric propulsion system.
Advanced Air Mobility

Bizav Transactions Decline Slightly In Q3, But Cash Is King

By Molly McMillin Oct 24, 2022
Dealers closed 331 business aircraft sale transactions during the third quarter of 2022, down slightly from 340 during the same period a year ago,…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Bristow Details Phased eVTOL Introduction Plans

By Graham Warwick Oct 24, 2022
Detailing its plans for deploying the several types of advanced air mobility vehicles it has on order, Bristow Group says it is important for established operators to play an active role in ensuring the safe introduction of the new types of aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

Business Jet Inventories Decline 15% YOY, While Pricing Rises 22%

By Molly McMillin Oct 24, 2022
In October, the number of used business jets for sale declined 15% compared to a year ago, but is up 7% compared to September figures, according to Jefferies’ analysts. Inventory for sale in October has risen 26% over the past six months.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Overair Starts Building Butterfly eVTOL XP-1 Prototype

By Guy Norris Oct 24, 2022
California-based electrical vertical takeoff and landing startup Overair has begun assembly of the XP-1 uncrewed full-scale demonstrator for the Butterfly tiltrotor air taxi which is expected to fly by the end of 2023.
Advanced Air Mobility

MagniX Expands Into Hydrogen Propulsion

By Guy Norris Oct 24, 2022
Across battery-, hybrid- and hydrogen-electric powertrains, the development of sustainable aircraft propulsion is evolving rapidly.
Advanced Air Mobility

EU Ministers Urge Council To Regulate Business Aviation

By Thierry Dubois Oct 24, 2022
The transport ministers of six EU countries—Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands—have discussed short-term measures to curb demand and thus air transport’s CO2 emissions.
Aircraft & Propulsion

TSA Renews General Aviation Security Agreement

By Bill Carey Oct 24, 2022
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and National Air Transportation Association-Compliance Services (NATACS) have renewed their partnership for pre-enrollment and credentialing services for general aviation for an additional five years.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Bond Brand Returns To UK Offshore Helicopter Market

By Tony Osborne Oct 24, 2022
Bond, one of the most famous names in helicopters in the North Sea offshore oil and gas industry, is returning after an 8-year hiatus.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Industry Efforts Producing Standards For Certifying Electric Propulsion

By Graham Warwick Oct 21, 2022
U.S. and European aviation regulators have established the requirements for certifying electrified aircraft propulsion systems, but how industry can demonstrate compliance with those rules is a work in progress.
Advanced Air Mobility

FAA, Japan Agree On eVTOL Certification

By Graham Warwick Oct 21, 2022
The FAA and the Japan Civil Aviation Board have agreed to partner on advanced air mobility certification and operations.
Advanced Air Mobility

MagniX To Develop Fuel Cells For Hydrogen Propulsion

By Graham Warwick Oct 21, 2022
Electric propulsion pioneer MagniX is expanding into the development of hydrogen fuel cells for 50-90-passenger airliners.
Emerging Technologies

Electric Aircraft Startups Tout Customer Interest

By Graham Warwick Oct 20, 2022
Letters of intent to purchase aircraft are not orders, despite the propensity of advanced air mobility startups to describe them as such. But they do provide an indication of who is interested in these new types of aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

UK Seeks Net-Zero Propulsion Projects

By Graham Warwick Oct 20, 2022
The UK government is offering £10 million ($11.2 million) in funding for net-zero propulsion projects under a competition aimed at all transportation sectors including aviation.
Advanced Air Mobility

Draper-Backed Alef Unveils Fly/Drive eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Oct 20, 2022
Flying car is a frequent misnomer for electric air taxis, but in the case of Alef Aeronautics’ Model A the term is a correct, if inadequate, description given the unconventional approach the startup has taken to designing a vehicle that can take off and land vertically as well as drive on the road.
Advanced Air Mobility

Tecnam Opens Orderbook For P2012 STOL

By Matthew Orloff Oct 19, 2022
The aircraft opens up access to remote and challenging airports.
NBAA

AFI KLM E&M Begins AAM Partnerships, New Airline Contracts

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Oct 19, 2022
AFI KLM E&M signed agreements at MRO Europe related to engine maintenance, component support and advanced air mobility.
MRO Europe

Leonardo Flies First Production AW609 Commercial Tiltrotor

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2022
Despite the development progress on the aircraft, the company is still awaiting approvals from the U.S. FAA to certify the aircraft under the Powered Lift category.
NBAA