CAeS Funding Round Reaches $17.5M As Tawazun, Motus Invest

By Angus Batey Aug 12, 2022
Cranfield Aerospace Solutions has announced two new investors as it continues to work toward flying a hydrogen fuel cell-powered nine-seat demonstrator. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

DroneUp Sets Pace For Retail Deliveries

By Carole Rickard Hedden Aug 11, 2022
Retail giant Walmart is known for mass—massive product options, massive stores, massive appeal to consumers and massive power in the retail market place. Now, Walmart is leading the way with retail delivery of products by air, calling upon startup DroneUp to deliver the goods.
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Hyundai Expands On Advanced Air Mobility Plan

By Guy Norris Aug 11, 2022
South Korean automaker Hyundai has revealed new details of its broad-based advanced air mobility development strategy after unveiling a full-scale cabin mockup of its electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxi concept and signing a propulsion collaboration deal with Rolls-Royce.
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Blade Beats Expectations For Second Quarter

By Carole Rickard Hedden Aug 10, 2022
Blade Air Mobility, one of 10 publicly traded advanced air mobility companies, beat analyst expectations with its second quarter 2022 financial performance. 
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United Airlines Places Cash Deposit On First 100 Archer eVTOLs

By Graham Warwick Aug 10, 2022
United Airlines has made a $10 million predelivery payment on 100 of the 200 electric air taxis it agreed to purchase from Archer Aviation in February 2021.
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Joby Signs Expanded Agility Prime eVTOL Contract With U.S. Military

By Graham Warwick Aug 10, 2022
Joby Aviation has signed a potential $45 million expansion of its contract with the U.S. Air Force’s Agility Prime program.
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Bristow Adds Alia eVTOL To AAM Order Stable

By Graham Warwick Aug 09, 2022
Global helicopter operator Bristow Group has further widened its range of bets on the emerging advanced air mobility market, placing a firm order for five Beta Technologies Alia-250 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.
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Vertical Completes eVTOL Prototype, Adds Funds

By Graham Warwick Aug 08, 2022
Vertical Aerospace has secured a $100 million funding line to bolster its finances as the UK startup ramps up spending on development of its VX4 electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxi.
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Daedalean Sets Up In U.S. As AI Avionics Move Toward Certification

By Graham Warwick Aug 08, 2022
Swiss autonomous flight startup Daedalean has established a U.S. presence as its first artificial intelligence-based avionics system moves toward FAA certification.
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JAL To Study AAM Implementation In Tokyo

By Graham Warwick Aug 05, 2022
Japan Airlines is to participate in a project to explore business models for the implementation of advanced air mobility services in Tokyo.
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Eve Cash ‘Robust’ As eVTOL R&D Spending Ramps Up

By Graham Warwick Aug 05, 2022
Embraer’s urban air mobility spinoff Eve Holding saw cash burn accelerate in the first half of 2022 as it increased research and development (R&D) spending on its electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxi and urban air traffic management program.
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AAM Briefs

Aviation Week Staff Aug 04, 2022
Zipline has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to help implement “m:N operations” in which a small number of humans manage many autonomous drones or air taxis in U.S. airspace.
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American Invests In Hydrogen-Electric Propulsion For Regional Jets

By Graham Warwick Aug 03, 2022
American Airlines has invested in zero-emission propulsion developer ZeroAvia and signed a memorandum of understanding covering a possible order for 100 hydrogen-electric engines to retrofit CRJ regional jets.
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July Closes With Market Surge

By Carole Rickard Hedden Aug 01, 2022
Despite rumblings across the media, July’s stock market performance showed the highest increase in two years.
Advanced Air Mobility

Volkswagen Joins eVTOL Lineup With Passenger Prototype

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jul 29, 2022
Automotive giant Volkswagen has joined the race to develop electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft, unveiling its passenger prototype July 29 with Volkswagen Group China.
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UK Report: Public Will Accept AAM, But With Conditions

By Angus Batey Jul 29, 2022
Operators and manufacturers of advanced-air-mobility (AAM) solutions have several significant hurdles to overcome if they wish to win public acceptance, according to a study published late last month by the UK’s Future Flight Challenge program.
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Hybrid Air Vehicles Launches Cargo Variant Partner Program

By Angus Batey Jul 28, 2022
Hybrid Air Vehicles has begun marketing a larger cousin of its in-development low-carbon Airlander 10 airship, and has set up a partner program with potential customers to help inform design and specification.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Unmanned Development Agility ‘Key’ To Blue Bear’s E-Propulsion Project

By Angus Batey Jul 28, 2022
Zero-carbon flight-technology development often appears to be the preserve of two kinds of companies: large OEMs eyeing replacements for their fossil-fueled products and startups bringing in new ideas and funding.
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VerdeGo Aero Secures $12M In Series A

By Matthew Orloff Jul 28, 2022
VerdeGo, a firm specializing in hybrid-electric propulsion for aircraft, has announced a $12 million Series A round led by RTX Ventures (Raytheon…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Honeywell Expanding AAM Reach With Archer Technology Agreement

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jul 27, 2022
Honeywell Aerospace’s plans to supply flight-control actuation and thermal-management technologies to Archer Aviation for its electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Piper, CAE To Convert Most Of Its Archer Training Fleet To Electric Variant

By Matthew Orloff Jul 26, 2022
Piper Aircraft has announced a partnership with CAE, the Canadian flight training and technology company, to develop a conversion kit for in-service Piper Archer aircraft (PA-28-21) to become electric variants of the popular training aircraft. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

It Takes A Show . . .

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jul 25, 2022
As has been the case for decades, an international airshow tends to bolster the aerospace industry, bringing to fore the deal-making and discussions that provide a bump for investors and a view into the future.
Advanced Air Mobility

eVTOL Cabin Designs Feature Accessibility And Sustainability

By Graham Warwick Jul 25, 2022
Full-scale cabin mockups unveiled by Eve and Supernal display common themes but distinctly different approaches to the passenger experience.
Interiors & Connectivity

Beta Expands As U.S. Army Evaluates Beta ALIA-250c eVTOL

By Garrett Reim Jul 22, 2022
Advanced air mobility developer Beta Technologies has secured a 75-year lease at Burlington International Airport in Vermont to build a 355,000-ft.² electric aircraft production facility.
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Farnborough Agreements Expand AAM’s Customer Base

By Graham Warwick Jul 21, 2022
Customer interest in advanced air mobility continued to expand at the Farnborough Airshow, both by mission and geography, diversifying the orderbook beyond its early focus on airlines and lessors.
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