AAM Stocks Mixed, But Beat Market Battered By Rate Hike

By Michael Lavitt Jun 20, 2022
The Federal Reserve’s 0.75% interest rate increase hit stock prices hard last week, but the Aviation Week AAM Stock Composite notched a 15.48% rise.
Advanced Air Mobility

China’s AVIC Flies Large Cargo UAV

By Graham Warwick Jun 18, 2022
With a design maximum takeoff weight of 1,400 kg (3,100 lb.), equivalent to a light general-aviation aircraft, the single-engine UAV made a 27-min. first flight on June 18.
Advanced Air Mobility

Dutch Electric Airliner Startup Unveils Funding, New Name

By Graham Warwick Jun 17, 2022
Netherlands’ electric aircraft startup Venturi Aviation has closed a €3.4 million ($3.6 million) funding round and unveiled a new name, Maeve Aerospace. 
Advanced Air Mobility

Who’s Where In AAM

Aviation Week Staff Jun 17, 2022
UK-based Vertical Aerospace has appointed former European Union Aviation Safety Agency certification director Trevor Woods as its regulatory affairs director.  
Advanced Air Mobility

German Regional Startup Signs Hydrogen Collaboration

By Graham Warwick Jun 17, 2022
The UK’s Cranfield Aerospace Solutions plans to collaborate with German airline startup Evia Aero to launch hydrogen-electric-powered air services in Northern Europe. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Startup Vaeridion Plans Small Electric Regional Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Jun 17, 2022
A German startup plans to demonstrate the weight-saving structural integration of a battery system into a wing as the first step toward developing a nine-passenger all-electric regional airliner with a range of 270 nm.
Emerging Technologies

UK Adopts Europe’s SC-VTOL For eVTOL Certification

By Graham Warwick Jun 16, 2022
As expected, the UK Civil Aviation Authority is to adopt the European Union Safety Agency’s Special Conditions for VTOL as the basis for UK certification of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

Upcoming Events

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jun 16, 2022
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Advanced Air Mobility

H2Gear Hybrid-Electric Propulsion May Benefit Larger Aircraft, GKN Says

By Tony Osborne Jun 16, 2022
GKN Aerospace says confidence is growing around its hybrid, hydrogen-electric aerospace propulsion solution the company is pursuing as part of its UK government-backed H2Gear research and technology project. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Heart Shifts To Large-Airplane Certification For ES-19 Electric Regional

By Graham Warwick Jun 16, 2022
Swedish startup Heart Aerospace is switching to European CS-25 large-airplane certification of its ES-19 electric regional aircraft, from the CS-23 commuter category, to reduce regulatory risk and expand the potential market.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Amazon To Begin Cargo Drone Deliveries In California

By Garrett Reim Jun 15, 2022
Amazon plans to begin 1-hr.-or-less delivery of products via its electric MK27-2 cargo drone later this year in Lockeford, California.
Advanced Air Mobility

Jet Fuel Prices Boon For AAM?

By Ben Goldstein Jun 15, 2022
Soaring jet fuel prices are testing the resilience of the aviation sector—and the leisure travelers who have powered the industry over the past two years. Is this good news for advanced air mobility?
Advanced Air Mobility

GAO Report Details AAM Workforce Skill Requirements

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jun 15, 2022
 A report issued June 9 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) pinpoints the people skills required to get a fully optimized advanced air mobility (AAM) industry off the ground in the U.S.
Advanced Air Mobility

Company Profile: DAEDALEAN

Jun 15, 2022
In March 2022, Embraer has launched a project with the Greater Zurich Area that includes Daedalean, Near Earth Autonomy, Iris Automation, Ansys from the U.S. and Motora.ai from Brazil.
AWIN Knowledge Center

AAM Legislation Gains House Approval

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jun 14, 2022
A bill that will provide $12.5 million in grant funds to support advanced air mobility in fiscal 2022 gained House passage on June 14.
Advanced Air Mobility

Skyports Selects SITA Biometrics For AAM Vertiports

By Graham Warwick Jun 14, 2022
Airline information technology provider SITA is to supply its Smart Path biometric identity management technology as a component of the passenger journey through vertiports to be developed by the UK’s Skyports.
Advanced Air Mobility

Korea’s Hanwha Ups Investment In eVTOL Startup Overair

By Graham Warwick Jun 14, 2022
South Korean conglomerate Hanwha has invested an additional $115 million in U.S. urban air mobility startup Overair, which is developing the Butterfly tiltrotor electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxi.
Advanced Air Mobility

Stock Market Is A Bear

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jun 13, 2022
While the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index briefly fell into “bear” territory four weeks ago, June 13 found it to be a full-on bear market.
Advanced Air Mobility

Ampaire Links With Black & Veatch On Airport Electrification

By Graham Warwick Jun 13, 2022
Hybrid-electric propulsion startup Ampaire has partnered with sustainable infrastructure developer Black & Veatch to electrify airports to support the deployment of advanced air mobility.
Advanced Air Mobility

Daily Memo: Lessons Learned From UAS Ops Are Being Applied To AAM

By Michael Bruno Jun 13, 2022
Urban air taxi service may not be the best market for advanced air mobility startups to focus on, at least initially.
Advanced Air Mobility

Opinion: Will 2030 Be The Year Uncrewed Flight Takes Off?

Jessie Naor Jun 13, 2022
The Adoption Of Commercial Flight In 1929, only 6,000 people traveled by airplane in the U.S.—a mere four years later, that number multiplied to 450…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

AAM Briefs

By Graham Warwick Jun 10, 2022
DEMONSTRATION High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Netherlands, on May 30 hosted a demonstration of autonomous drones for several uses including building…
Advanced Air Mobility

Electroflight Battery System Seen Advancing Electric Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Jun 10, 2022
Building on its involvement in a UK project that set a speed record for electric aircraft, energy storage specialist Electroflight has introduced a battery system designed to be available off the shelf for use in the early development of electric aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Aeronautics’ Trojan UAS Combines Hover, Long Range

By Graham Warwick Jun 09, 2022
Israel’s Aeronautics Group plans to debut its latest uncrewed aircraft, the Trojan, at the Eurosatory show in Paris June 13-17.
Advanced Air Mobility

AAM Companies Begin Transition To Manufacturing

By Carole Rickard Hedden Jun 09, 2022
Advanced air mobility companies have a critical advantage over legacy aerospace business as they transition into manufacturing, according to the leader of Deloitte’s U.S. aerospace and defense consultancy.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain