Ampaire Scores Six Eco Caravan Orders From Azul Conecta
Azul Conecta is a regional subsidiary of Brazilian LCC Azul.
andy.savoie@av… Wed, 02/01/2023 - 18:33
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China’s Geely Aerofugia Flies eVTOL Prototype
China’s Aerofugia, a subsidiary of carmaker Geely, has flown a prototype five-seat electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxi, the AE200 X01.
andy.savoie@av… Wed, 02/01/2023 - 17:49
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Germany To Establish Hydrogen Aviation Center

By Graham Warwick Jan 31, 2023
A center for hydrogen-fueled aviation is to be established at Stuttgart Airport in Germany.
Advanced Air Mobility
Pyka Unveils Pelican Cargo Heavy-Payload UAS
U.S. startup Pyka is conducting flight tests of its Pelican Cargo heavy-payload electric uncrewed logistics aircraft in California.
andy.savoie@av… Mon, 01/30/2023 - 23:23
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MightyFly Unveils Second-Generation Uncrewed Cargo VTOL

By Garrett Reim Jan 24, 2023
MightyFly has unveiled its second-generation uncrewed cargo aircraft, the Cento.
Advanced Air Mobility

UK Startup Unveils Regional Gyroplane Plans

By Graham Warwick Jan 20, 2023
Plans to develop the Linx for entry into service in 2028 represents a change of direction for the startup company ARC Aerosystems.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Germany’s APUS Secures Investment For Hydrogen Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Jan 20, 2023
The partnership will boost the company’s plans to develop light and commuter/cargo aircraft powered by green hydrogen.
Advanced Air Mobility

Australia Backs Dovetail’s Electric Propulsion Conversion

By Graham Warwick Jan 19, 2023
The grant is of one 19, totaling A$44 million, awarded under the latest round of the Australian government’s Cooperative Research Centers Projects program.
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ZeroAvia Flies Prototype For Hydrogen-Electric Regional Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Jan 19, 2023
The aircraft flew for 10 min. with the 600-kW ZA600 fuel-cell propulsion system replacing the 19-seat regional turboprop’s left-side turboprop.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Ultra-Low NOx Combustor In Works For Hydrogen-Burning Turbofans

By Graham Warwick Jan 17, 2023
Burning hydrogen in turbofans would eliminate CO2 emissions but could increase production of nitrogen oxides (NOx) over engines burning jet fuel.
Aircraft & Propulsion
H3 Brings Liquid Hydrogen To UAV Propulsion Systems
Singapore-headquartered H3 plans to incorporate Hylium’s LH2 tanks into the two propulsion nacelles.
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Sweden Bids To Accelerate Electric Aviation Development
The government has directed the Swedish Transport Administration to make targeted investments to help develop and test technology to electrify aviation.
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Russia’s TsAGI Tunnel Tests AAM Concepts
The model tested in TsAGI’s low-speed tunnel shows significant design changes from concept images previously released by Bartini.
andy.savoie@av… Fri, 01/13/2023 - 23:59
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MT Flies 11-Blade Propeller For Future Propulsion Options

By Graham Warwick Jan 13, 2023
The 11-blade propeller has been flown on MT’s Piper Cheyenne testbed, fitted to one of the aircraft’s two Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprops.
Advanced Air Mobility
Vertical Looks Toward Next Phase of VX4 Testing
Vertical Aerospace has completed initial tethered hover testing of a full-scale demonstrator for its VX4 electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxi.
andy.savoie@av… Thu, 01/12/2023 - 20:47
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China’s Fast Cloud Aerostat Drone Completes Development

By Chen Chuanren Jan 11, 2023
Fast Cloud features a silver saucer-shaped balloon, with an uncrewed aircraft system slung underneath it.
Commercial Space

Supplier Spotlight: PowerCell Sweden

By Graham Warwick Jan 06, 2023
Aviation is assuming a leading role in fuel cell technology development.
Advanced Air Mobility

NASA Investigates Unexpected Results In eVTOL Crash Test

By Graham Warwick Jan 06, 2023
The so-called swing test involved a representative six-seat vehicle in a lift-plus-cruise configuration.
Advanced Air Mobility

Aska Unveils Drive/Fly eVTOL Prototype

By Graham Warwick Jan 05, 2023
U.S. startup Aska has debuted a full-scale prototype of its A5 drive-and-fly electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle.
Advanced Air Mobility

H3 Tackles Hydrogen Infrastructure Challenge

By Graham Warwick Jan 05, 2023
With locations in Singapore, Toulouse and Austin, Texas, H3 is developing hydrogen-electric propulsion systems to help decarbonize aviation.
Advanced Air Mobility

MagniX Makes Progress Toward Electric Propulsion Certification

By Graham Warwick Jan 05, 2023
Propulsion pioneer MagniX prepares to test the final design iteration of its electric engines.
Advanced Air Mobility

6G To Integrate Communications, Sensing For Autonomy

By Graham Warwick Jan 04, 2023
Communication and sensor systems usually run independently.
Air Transport

Amazon Begins Drone Deliveries In Texas, California

By Bill Carey Jan 04, 2023
Amazon started drone deliveries in Lockeford, California, and College Station, Texas, on Dec. 22.
Advanced Air Mobility

Horizon Flies Fan-In-Wing eVTOL Demonstrator

By Graham Warwick Jan 04, 2023
The design has 12 electric lift fans embedded in the wing and four in the canard foreplane.
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Dutch Electric Aircraft Startup Maeve Aerospace Receives EU Funding

By Graham Warwick Jan 03, 2023
Maeve Aerospace plans to develop a 44-seat electric regional airliner with a design range of 300 nm.
Emerging Technologies