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.
Advanced Air Mobility

Vertical Lift Consortium Names UAM Challenge Finalists

By Graham Warwick Aug 11, 2022
The U.S. Vertical Lift Consortium has named 19 finalists in its Urban Air Mobility Challenge, paving the way for a pitch competition in Washington on Sept. 28 and a chance to win $50,000 in funding.
Advanced Air Mobility

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.
Advanced Air Mobility

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. 
Advanced Air Mobility

Ohio Publishes AAM Framework Document

By Bill Carey Aug 10, 2022
Transportation research center DriveOhio has released an Advanced Air Mobility Framework document aimed at positioning Ohio for the expected growth of the AAM industry in the state.
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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.
Advanced Air Mobility

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.
Advanced Air Mobility

Upcoming Events

By Carole Rickard Hedden Aug 09, 2022
Conferences and events for professionals in the advanced air mobile community. 
Advanced Air Mobility

France’s Blue Spirit Plans Hydrogen Fuel Cell Light Aircraft

Aug 09, 2022
A French startup has unveiled plans to develop a hydrogen fuel cell-powered four-seat aircraft to provide flight schools and other general aviation customers with a zero-emission alternative to today’s gasoline-fueled light aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

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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AAM Composite Stays Steady

By Carole Rickard Hedden Aug 08, 2022
The Advanced Air Mobility Stock Composite remained in positive territory for the 10-day period ending Aug. 8, with Archer, Joby, Markforged and Workhorse recording improvements in their per-share pricing for the 10-day period.
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Horizon Goes Private Again, Prepares To Fly Subscale eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Aug 08, 2022
Pursuing higher speed and longer range for regional air mobility, Canadian startup Horizon Aircraft is preparing to fly a 50%-scale model of its planned Cavorite X5 hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

Airspace Integration Curbs May Stifle New Aircraft, UK Working Group Says

By Angus Batey Aug 08, 2022
The potential economic and environmental benefits of new aircraft types risk being “stifled” by restrictions on airspace integration, a UK government-funded working group has warned.
Advanced Air Mobility

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.
Advanced Air Mobility

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.
Advanced Air Mobility

XTI Returns To Turbine Propulsion For TriFan VTOL

By Graham Warwick Aug 08, 2022
XTI has reverted to all-turbine propulsion for the initial version of the TriFan 600.
Advanced Air Mobility

Fraunhofer Research Advances Fuel Cell Technology

By Graham Warwick Aug 05, 2022
Hydrogen fuel cell propulsion for aviation is getting its start using automotive technology, but meeting the performance requirements of future commercial aircraft will require technology improvements across a broad range of components.
Advanced Air Mobility

SKT Readies 5G Airspace Network For Korean UAM Demonstrations

By Graham Warwick Aug 05, 2022
South Korean wireless provider SK Telecom is aiming to be first to deploy a 5G airspace communications network to support urban air mobility.
Advanced Air Mobility

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.
Advanced Air Mobility

Startup Focuses On Air Space Security

By Carole Rickard Hedden Aug 05, 2022
As the U.S. prepares to renew its counter-drone legislation—designed so that government agencies can protect against drones—startup Shield Counter UAS of the UK is working with vertiport and airport planners to design counter-uncrewed aircraft systems capabilities for the public sector.
Advanced Air Mobility

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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Upcoming AAM Events

Aviation Week Staff Aug 04, 2022
To list an event, send information in calendar format to Carole Rickard Hedden at carole.hedden@aviationweek.com.
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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.
Advanced Air Mobility

AAM Goes Digital First

By Carole Rickard Hedden Aug 04, 2022
Since advanced air mobility initiatives took shape with the first Uber Elevate Summit, among the distinctions has been pressure for fast-paced development and certification, with promises of air taxis transporting Summer Olympics attendees as early as 2024 in Paris.
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