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.
Advanced Air Mobility

Boeing CEO Q&A: AAM Ambitions With Wisk

Jun 18, 2021
Boeing CEO David Calhoun explains why the company's involvement with Wisk is so important.
Advanced Air Mobility

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…
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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.
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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.
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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.
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EHang Mobilizes eVTOLs To Support COVID Relief And Control Efforts

By Graham Warwick Jun 16, 2021
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Honeywell Partners With Lilium As Key Supplier And Investor

By Graham Warwick Jun 09, 2021
The avionics and flight control systems for Lilium’s seven-seat electric regional air taxi will be supplied by Honeywell.
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EHang Extends eVTOL Demos To Japan

By Graham Warwick Jun 09, 2021
According to EHang, the EH216 is the first eVTOL vehicle granted permission for outdoor, open-airspace flights in Japan.
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Ravn Alaska Commits To 50 Airflow eSTOL Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Jun 08, 2021
Regional airline Ravn Alaska has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with startup Airflow for 50 electric logistics aircraft. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Eve Teams With Brazil’s Helisul On UAM

By Graham Warwick Jun 08, 2021
Hard on the heels of its agreement with UK and U.S. helicopter operator Halo Aviation, Embraer spinoff Eve Urban Air Mobility has partnered with Brazil’s Helisul Aviation to develop an ecosystem for aerial ridesharing.
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Investors Fuel AAM Development

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jun 07, 2021
How the early leaders in urban air mobility plan to roll out their air taxi services is becoming more clear: Details about their plans are emerging as parts of deals to go public, with valuations in the billions of dollars.
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EASA Advances AAM Guidance

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jun 07, 2021
Obtaining certification from civil aviation authorities is the milestone that eVTOL vehicle manufacturers most seek—it allows them to be first-to-market in what is viewed as a keenly competitive industry.
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