Eve Expands UAM Vertiport Relationship With Skyports

By Graham Warwick Jun 23, 2021
Infrastructure alliances are forming as the launch of advanced air mobility draws nearer.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

EP Systems Targets Certification In 2022 For Propulsion Batteries

By Graham Warwick Jun 22, 2021
For a five-year-old startup, EP Systems has already accumulated unrivaled experience in designing energy storage systems for electric aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Corridors Could Be a Solution To AAM Airspace Access Issue

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jun 22, 2021
Working groups are evaluating a variety of solutions to some of the toughest issues in urban air mobility operations, including where the aircraft will operate and how they will enter and exit that airspace.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Jet It, JetClub Become eFlyer 800 Turboprop Launch Customers

By Molly McMillin Jun 21, 2021
Fractional ownership companies Jet It and JetClub are the launch customers for Bye Aerospace’s eight-seat, all-electric twin turboprop aircraft, the eFlyer 800.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Volocopter Takes First Step Toward Paris UAM

By Graham Warwick Jun 21, 2021
Volocopter conducted a remotely controlled flight of its 2X prototype at Le Bourget Airport outside Paris on June 21, the first in France by an eVTOL vehicle.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Qarbon To Manufacture Lift’s Hexa eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Jun 21, 2021
Qarbon Aerospace, formerly Triumph Aerospace Structures, is to produce Lift Aircraft’s Hexa single-seat electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Lilium Preparing To Fly Redesigned eVTOL Battery System

By Graham Warwick Jun 18, 2021
Setbacks come with the territory when it comes to developing aircraft, according to Alastair McIntosh, chief technology officer of electric air-taxi developer Lilium.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

SESAR JU Two-Year Live Demo Plans Advance

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jun 18, 2021
Countries participating in the CORUS-XUAM project in Europe are planning to spend this year preparing for live demonstrations to be held in 2022.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Magnix Unveils Family Of Complete Electric Propulsion Units

By Graham Warwick Jun 17, 2021
Aircraft electrification pioneer MagniX has revamped its product line, introducing a pair of complete electric propulsion units as successors to its original electric motor offerings.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Racing eVTOL Prototype Completes First Flights

By Graham Warwick Jun 17, 2021
The prototype of a high-performance electric vertical-takeoff aircraft for a new racing series has completed its first flights in South Australia…
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

FAA’s Dickson: Cross-Agency Coordination On AAM Is Essential

By Graham Warwick Jun 16, 2021
Enabling type certification of electric air taxis is a priority for the FAA, but equally important is ensuring these new types of aircraft can operate at scale in the U.S. national airspace system, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson has told Aviation Week.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

European Projects Champion Collaboration On UAM Research

By Graham Warwick Jun 16, 2021
The UAM coalition has been formed by the EU-funded projects Flying Forward 2020 (FF2020), AiRMOUR and Aurora, and is open to other programs.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

South Korean Capital, Hyundai Partner On UAM

By Graham Warwick Jun 16, 2021
Automaker Hyundai and the Seoul metropolitan government have signed a memorandum of understanding to enable the development of urban air mobility (UAM) in the South Korean capital.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
EHang Mobilizes eVTOLs To Support COVID Relief And Control Efforts
With a flare-up in coronavirus cases in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong seemingly on the wane, EHang has revealed it deployed its autonomous air vehicles to support COVID-19 relief and control efforts in Guangzhou.
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Embraer’s Eve Partners With Ascent To Penetrate Asian Markets

By Chen Chuanren Jun 15, 2021
The partnership will see Eve’s vehicles added to Singapore-based Ascent's flight booking application once they are available.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

XTI Targets TriFan 600 First Flight Within 20 Months

By Guy Norris Jun 15, 2021
Targeting FAA certification by late 2024 or early 2025, the Denver, Colorado-based company’s ambitious test and development plan calls for assembly and first flight of the initial TriFan 600 test aircraft within the next 20 months.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Kitty Hawk Repositions Heaviside As Autonomous Air Taxi

By Graham Warwick Jun 14, 2021
Kitty Hawk has set an aggressive goal of achieving FAA certification of the Heaviside within three years.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Lilium Works Toward Concurrent EASA/FAA eVTOL Certification

By Graham Warwick Jun 11, 2021
Lilium plans to use at least six conforming prototypes for testing in an effort to obtain concurrent European and U.S. type certification of its seven-seat electric air taxi.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Zipline, Pfizer Join To Develop Drone Vaccine Distribution

By Bill Carey Jun 11, 2021
Drone delivery system operator Zipline and pharmaceutical company Pfizer have partnered to distribute COVID-19 vaccine as part of a U.S.-led effort to distribute 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to developing countries.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Experienced Team Key To eVTOL Developer Vertical’s SPAC Deal

By Graham Warwick Jun 11, 2021
Blank-check company Broadstone Acquisition has cited the deep aerospace industry experience of the team backing Vertical Aerospace as a key reason behind its decision to take the UK electric air-taxi startup public with backing from industry partners and airline customers.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Eve Confirms Talks With Ricci’s Zanite SPAC

By Graham Warwick Jun 11, 2021
As another electric air-taxi startup announces plans to go public, Embraer has confirmed that its Eve Urban Air Mobility spinoff is in talks with a blank-check company.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Archer Marks eVTOL Milestone With Maker Unveiling

By Guy Norris Jun 10, 2021
California startup Archer Aviation says it is on track to certify a four-passenger electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle for aerial ridesharing services in late 2024, and will finalize design of a production version using lessons learned from development of the Maker, a two-seat prototype unveiled in Los Angeles on June 10.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

EVTOL Startup Vertical To Go Public In $2.2B Deal With Broadstone SPAC

By Graham Warwick Jun 10, 2021
With investments from American Airlines, Avolon, Honeywell and Rolls-Royce, plus commitments for up to 1,000 aircraft, electric air-taxi developer Vertical Aerospace has reached agreement with blank-check company Broadstone Acquisition to go public in a deal that values the UK startup at $2.2 billion.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

FAA To Create New Drone Rulemaking Committee

By Bill Carey Jun 10, 2021
The FAA will assemble an aviation rulemaking committee to provide the agency with recommendations for allowing routine flights of drones beyond an operator’s visual line of sight, Administrator Steve Dickson said June 9.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Heaviside eVTOL Assessed In Military Exercise

By Graham Warwick Jun 09, 2021
Kitty Hawk has completed its first operational exercise with the U.S. Air Force’s AFWerx innovation unit assessing the ability of the company’s Heaviside electric vertical-takeoff aircraft to perform medical evacuation, personnel recovery and logistics.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation