KULR Aims AI-Enabled Vibration Reduction At eVTOLs

By Graham Warwick Oct 12, 2022
Energy management company KULR Technology Group has acquired a vibration reduction capability originally developed to balance helicopter rotors that it plans to expand to “anything that spins,” from electric motors to wind turbines.
Advanced Air Mobility

XPeng AeroHT Demos X2 eVTOL In Dubai

By Graham Warwick Oct 12, 2022
China’s XPeng AeroHT has completed the first public flight of its fifth-generation X2 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, in Dubai, as it prepares to release details of its planned sixth-generation fly/drive vehicle.
Advanced Air Mobility

Korean eVTOL Startup Plana Secures Funds

By Graham Warwick Oct 12, 2022
South Korean startup Plana has secured $9 million in pre-Series A funding to continue development of its planned hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxi.
Advanced Air Mobility

NBAA-BACE Returns To Orlando With Focus On Future, Innovation

By Angus Batey Oct 12, 2022
The 2022 edition of the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is the second since COVID-19 first threatened business aviation’s existence then turbocharged the industry’s growth. 

Despite Headwinds, Experts ‘Bullish’ On Business Aviation Market

By Molly McMillin Oct 12, 2022
Despite rising inflation, increases in interest rates and a fluctuating stock market, business jet market demand signals are strong, experts say.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Flexjet To Become Publicly Traded Under SPAC Agreement

By Matthew Orloff Oct 12, 2022
Flexjet, a private aviation company whose branded storefronts include Sentient Jet, FXAir and PrivateFly under the Directional Aviation family, has…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Raytheon Backs Swiss Electric Propulsion Startup H55

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2022
Raytheon Technologies has made a minority investment in Swiss electric propulsion startup H55, a technology spinoff from the Solar Impulse solar-powered, around-the-world aircraft project.
Advanced Air Mobility

FAA Issues Emergency AD For de Havilland DHC-3 Otters

By Matthew Orloff Oct 11, 2022
Following the September fatal crash of a de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter floatplane in Washington State, the FAA has issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive calling for the immediate visual inspection of the left-hand elevator auxiliary spar.  
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Solvay, NIAR Celebrate Opening of Manufacturing Innovation Center

By Molly McMillin Oct 11, 2022
The center will fabricate composite aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselages, for customers using automated and high-rate processing with smart manufacturing technologies
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

Surf Air Agrees To Funding For Regional Expansion, Electrification

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2022
U.S. regional air travel provider Surf Air Mobility has agreed to the main terms of a $450 million deal with leading turboprop lessor Jetstream Aviation Capital to fund the growth and electrification of its aircraft fleet.
Advanced Air Mobility

Joby To Operate EVTOL Premium Airport Service For Delta

By Graham Warwick Oct 11, 2022
Delta Air Lines has signed a deal with Joby Aviation to provide a premium home-to-airport service, beginning in New York and Los Angeles.
Advanced Air Mobility

Sierra Nevada Hikes UAV Business With Volansi Acquisition

By Brian Everstine Oct 10, 2022
Sierra Nevada Corp. is moving into the original equipment manufacturer world for large uncrewed aircraft, announcing Oct. 10 it has acquired the UAV portfolio and intellectual property from Volansi.

American Airlines Doubles Down On Hydrogen With UH2 Investment

By Graham Warwick Oct 10, 2022
American Airlines has made a second strategic investment in hydrogen-powered aviation, backing logistics startup Universal Hydrogen.

Business Aviation Industry To Deliver 11,700 Aircraft Over Next Decade, Aviation Week Projects

By Molly McMillin Oct 10, 2022
Aviation Week’s newly released Business Aviation Fleet & MRO forecast predicts deliveries of more than 8,700 new business jets and nearly 2,700 turboprops valued at $273.7 billion over the 10-year-period from 2023 through 2032.
Aircraft & Propulsion

EPA Issues Draft Avgas Endangerment Finding

By Bill Carey Oct 08, 2022
Should the endangerment finding be upheld, the EPA would develop a regulation governing lead emissions from aircraft; the FAA would prescribe standards for the composition of unleaded avgas.
Business Aviation

U.S. Air Force Seeks Industry Input On Initial eVTOL Mission Sets

By Graham Warwick Oct 07, 2022
Flying personnel or equipment around U.S. Air Force test ranges has been identified as a likely early application for electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles.
Advanced Air Mobility

How Would Interest Rate Changes Affect Companies?

By Michael Bruno Oct 07, 2022
U.S. central bank leaders who set interest rate targets for large banks are warning about pain ahead for the economy. It is a price they are willing to pay to get history-making inflation under control, one of their core mandates.
Airlines & Lessors

Transavia Backs Dutch All-Electric Airline Startup

By Graham Warwick Oct 07, 2022
Dutch low-cost carrier Transavia has invested in Netherlands-based startup FlyWithLucy, which plans to establish Europe’s first all-electric airline.
Advanced Air Mobility

KAI, Airbus Deliver First Light Civil Helicopter

By Chen Chuanren Oct 07, 2022
Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries have handed over the first production Light Civil Helicopter to a local civilian operator, Gloria Aviation.
Aircraft & Propulsion

GA Models Feature In Air And Space Museum Wing

By Bill Carey Oct 07, 2022
Iconic general aviation aircraft figure prominently in the restored west wing of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, which is undergoing a seven-year, roughly $1 billion renovation.
Aircraft & Propulsion

ICAO Endorses Aspirational Net Zero Target, But Critics Aren’t Satisfied

By Lori Ranson Oct 07, 2022
Some in the aviation industry heralded ICAO’s endorsement of the Long Term Aspirational Goal (LTAG), but critics assert the aviation sector is dragging its heels in fighting climate change. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Parker Aerospace Eyes Growth With Meggitt

By Michael Bruno Oct 06, 2022
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.
Budget, Policy & Operations

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

By Graham Warwick Oct 06, 2022
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.
Advanced Air Mobility

ZeroAvia Acquires Aviation Fuel Cell Developer HyPoint

By Graham Warwick Oct 06, 2022
Hydrogen propulsion pioneer ZeroAvia has acquired HyPoint, a startup developing high power-density hydrogen fuel cells for aviation.
Advanced Air Mobility