Four Corners Aviation Acquires UltraAir

By Matthew Orloff Oct 06, 2022
Omaha, Nebraska-based charter and aircraft management company UltraAir has been acquired by Four Corners Aviation. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

CEO Of World’s Largest Lessor Skeptical Of eVTOL Air Taxis

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 06, 2022
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.
Advanced Air Mobility

South Korea’s KT Completes 5G Network For UAM

By Graham Warwick Oct 05, 2022
South Korean telecommunications provider KT has completed the country’s first 5G wireless network dedicated to urban air mobility.
Advanced Air Mobility

Eurodrone Passes First Program Milestone

By Tony Osborne Oct 05, 2022
The Eurodrone medium altitude long endurance uncrewed aircraft system program has passed its Integrated Baseline Review, a key milestone toward upcoming design reviews.
Advanced Air Mobility

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.
Advanced Air Mobility

Chinese eVTOL Startup AutoFlight Establishes U.S. Presence

By Graham Warwick Oct 05, 2022
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.
Advanced Air Mobility

Tecnam Introduces P2012 STOL To Address Market Niche

By Molly McMillin Oct 04, 2022
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.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Regent, TotalEnergies Eye Electric Seaglider For Offshore Support

By Garrett Reim Oct 04, 2022
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.
Advanced Air Mobility

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. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

GKN Aerospace Acquires 3D Printing Supplier Permanova

By Michael Bruno Oct 04, 2022
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.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

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.
Advanced Air Mobility

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.
Advanced Air Mobility

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.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

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.
Airports, FBOs & Suppliers

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.
Services & Support

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.
Advanced Air Mobility

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.
Advanced Air Mobility

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.
Advanced Air Mobility

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.
Aircraft & Propulsion

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.
Advanced Air Mobility

LuftCar Pitches To Develop eVTOL Fuel-Cell Propulsion

By Graham Warwick Sep 29, 2022
Already planning to develop an autonomous hydrogen-fueled air and road vehicle and associated landing and refueling infrastructure, U.S. startup LuftCar has announced plans to develop a fuel-cell/battery hybrid propulsion system for the advanced air mobility market.
Advanced Air Mobility

Textron Works With ZeroAvia To Convert Caravan To Hydrogen

By Graham Warwick Sep 29, 2022
Textron Aviation is to help startup ZeroAvia develop and certify a hydrogen-electric propulsion conversion for the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan single-turboprop utility aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

Umiles Flies eVTOL Urban Air Taxi Concept In U-space Trial

By Graham Warwick Sep 29, 2022
One of the more unusual designs for an urban air taxi—Spanish company Umiles Next’s “drone-of-drones” Concept Integrity—has conducted flight tests at the Onera Test Field in Toulouse.
Advanced Air Mobility

Croatian Interior Ministry First European Customer For Bell 412EPX

By Tony Osborne Sep 29, 2022
Croatia’s Ministry of the Interior has become the first European customer for the Subaru Bell 412EPX helicopter.
Aircraft & Propulsion