Ascendance Unveils Revamped eVTOL Design

By Graham Warwick Dec 01, 2021
Gone is the Cessna Skyhawk-like configuration of the original concept, replaced with an unconventional tandem-wing design.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Danish Air Force Begins Electric Flights

By Tony Osborne Dec 01, 2021
The Royal Danish Air Force is claiming to be the first air service to operate electric-powered aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Southern Airways Orders Regent Seagliders For Regional Routes

By Graham Warwick Dec 01, 2021
U.S. commuter airline Southern Airways Express has become the first to place firm orders for a new form of regional transportation, the all-electric wing-in-ground-effect seagliders under development by startup Regent Craft.
Airlines & Lessors

DLR Receives Do 228 For Use As Electric Propulsion Testbed

By Graham Warwick Nov 30, 2021
The German aerospace center will modify the aircraft by adding a fuel-cell powertrain being developed with MTU Aero Engines.
Emerging Technologies

ATR, P&WC Begin Path To Hybrid-Electric

By Guy Norris Nov 30, 2021
At the recent Dubai Airshow, the Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturer and Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced a long-awaited upgrade plan for the ATR 42/72 based on an extensively improved derivative of the PW127 engine family dubbed the XT.
Emerging Technologies

Archer Aviation Inc

Nov 29, 2021
Archer Aviation Inc. has named Sergio Ferreira to lead the company’s fly-by-wire flight control system development. He joins Archer after nearly 10…
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

North Carolina Funds AAM Ecosystem Plan

By Graham Warwick Nov 29, 2021
Endorsing plan for model AAM ecosystem, North Carolina awarded nonprofit AeroX a grant to build ATM system.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Iconic Renault 4 Reimaged As An eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Nov 29, 2021
Renault has marked the 60th anniversary of its most iconic model by building a flying version as a show car.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Yates Develops Swarming Cargo Glider

By Graham Warwick Nov 29, 2021
Yates Electrospace will develop scaled-down version of its Silent Arrow unmanned cargo glider for deployment from wider range of aircraft
Aircraft & Propulsion

Ohio AAM Use To Focus On Medical, Health Care Markets

By Carole Rickard Hedden Nov 29, 2021
Ohio’s AAM center of gravity is the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, home to the new National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence and the Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Beta Underpins AAM With Nationwide Charging Network

By Graham Warwick Nov 29, 2021
Beta sees its plans for a Tesla Supercharger-style network of chargers as a key differentiator that sets it apart from other developers of eVTOL vehicles.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Paris Opens Urban Air Mobility Test Site

By Graham Warwick Nov 26, 2021
The test center at Pontoise-Cormeilles will be used for real-world trials of electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft and the supporting ecosystem.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Aernnova To Provide Airframe For Heart’s Electric Regional

By Graham Warwick Nov 25, 2021
Startup Heart Aerospace has selected the Spanish aerostructures company to build the fuselage, empennage and wing for its all-electric regional airliner the ES-19.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Softbank To Raise Sustainability Funds For HAPS Business

By Graham Warwick Nov 24, 2021
Japan’s SoftBank is to issue its first sustainability bond to raise funds for its high-altitude platform system business, which plans to operate solar-powered stratospheric unmanned aircraft as airborne base stations for internet connectivity.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Vertical Set To Build VA-X4 eVTOL Prototype

By Guy Norris Nov 24, 2021
Vertical says it remains on track to start flight tests in early 2022 as it targets certification for the VA-X4 in 2024 and entry-into-service in 2025.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Volocopter Partners With South Korean Mobility App

By Graham Warwick Nov 23, 2021
In South Korea Volocopter and Kakao Mobility are to study the feasibility of operating UAM services, a technology that Seoul wants to see commercialized by 2025.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Elroy, AYR, L3Harris And Near Earth Autonomy To Offer Aid

By Graham Warwick Nov 23, 2021
Unmanned cargo aircraft startup Elroy Air has partnered with humanitarian transport operator AYR Logistics to develop an autonomous aerial delivery service. AYR has committed to purchasing up to 100 of Elroy’s Chaparral vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) cargo aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Walmart, DroneUp Expand Drone Deliveries

By Bill Carey Nov 23, 2021
Flight services provider DroneUp and Walmart have agreed to launch on-demand package deliveries by drone at three Walmart stores in northwest Arkansas, the companies announced Nov. 22.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Dubai Launches Drone Transportation Program

By Graham Warwick Nov 22, 2021
Dubai has launched a program to enable drone transportation by creating an infrastructure to test unmanned aircraft in designated areas and develop legislation to enable their implementation.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
Germany’s eMagic Builds On eVTOL Legacy
The 10 years that separate the first hover flights of the Volocopter VC1 and eMagic Aircraft’s eMagic One illustrate the advances made in a decade by electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing technology.
andy.savoie@av… Mon, 11/22/2021 - 22:38
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China’s AutoFlight To Certify eVTOL Air Taxi In Europe

By Graham Warwick Nov 22, 2021
Chinese electric vertical takeoff and landing startup AutoFlight has identified European technology investor Lukasz Gadowski as the source of the $100 million Series A investment announced in September.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Skydweller, Telefonica Partner To Expand Broadband

By Graham Warwick Nov 22, 2021
Solar-powered aircraft developer Skydweller Aero has partnered with Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica to explore the use of its long-endurance unmanned aircraft to expand cellular coverage.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Joby Positive On eVTOL Certification Progress With FAA

By Graham Warwick Nov 22, 2021
For Joby Aviation, the key to leading the urban air mobility revolution was to fit within the existing regulations for air transportation.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

AAM Report Fast Five: Fred Cromer, Xwing CFO

By Graham Warwick Nov 22, 2021
A growing number of seasoned aerospace executives are bringing their experience to startups working to disrupt aviation. The latest is Fred Cromer, the former President of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Flytrex Lands $40M To Fund U.S. Expansion Of Food-By-Drone Service

By Michael Bruno Nov 22, 2021
Flytrex’s delivery system uses a multicopter drone that flies autonomously beyond line of sight and hovers to safely lower the package by wire to the customer in the ground. 
Urban & Unmanned Aviation