electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL)

By Graham Warwick
Beta Technologies has conducted the first piloted full transition flight of its Alia 250 electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) prototype.
Advanced Air Mobility

Aviation Week Staff
Japanese helicopter charter service AirX has signed a letter of intent with Eve Air Mobility for up to 10 firm and 40 option eVTOL air taxis.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Electric trainer tested; design tools for hydrogen aircraft; uncrewed amphibian; turbine hybrid; and cargo eVTOL.
Emerging Technologies

By Ben Goldstein
EHang returned to the top slot in the April 2024 edition of the AAM Reality Index, with a score of 8.5/10.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
AeroHT, a subsidiary of Chinese electric vehicle maker XPeng, is to establish an urban air mobility demonstration site in China.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Ben Goldstein
Archer Aviation has opened a new regulatory affairs office in Washington as it looks to ramp up lobbying efforts ahead of expected entry-into-service in 2025.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
U.S. startup Electra.aero has received a $1.9 million U.S. Army contract that funds powered wind tunnel testing of its planned hybrid-electric STOL aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Ben Goldstein
Beta Technologies has received certification of its Charge Cube from UL, signifying the design complies with existing safety standards and regulations.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Lilium has begun producing battery packs for the first prototype Lilium Jet.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Czech startup Zuri has completed a large-scale ground testbed for its planned five-seat hybrid-electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi.
Advanced Air Mobility

Aviation Week Staff
Supported by Itochu, Germany’s Wingcopter has applied for Japanese certification of its Wingcopter 198 delivery drone.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Moya Aero is preparing to test automated takeoff, flight to predefined points, return to home and landing on its demonstrator eVTOL.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Startup VerdeGo Aero has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to advance development of a turbine-based hybrid-electric powerplant.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Graham Warwick
Eve Air Mobility has chosen Korea Aerospace Industries to supply the pylons for its electric air taxi, the first supply deal for the OEM in the AAM market.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Japan backs aircraft electrification; flying warehouse for delivery drones; certifying autonomous flight; silicon batteries for eVTOL.
Emerging Technologies

By Graham Warwick
Under the Wilbur Air brand, the company plans to operate a range of aircraft from heavy-lift cargo drones to regional passenger airliners.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Ben Goldstein
The company is currently assembling its first fourth-generation Aero2 X2.3 pre-series aircraft, with plans to build two more this year and several more in 2025.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Amprius introduced the SiCore battery in January as a companion to its SiMaxx silicon-nanowire technology.
Emerging Technologies

By Graham Warwick
Novel hydrogen storage; Solar Skydweller flies uncrewed; Avic’s large cargo UAV; and UK integrated electric ducted fan.
Emerging Technologies

By Ben Goldstein
The Prosperity air taxi will be used for urban air traffic demonstration flights conducted in preparation for the Osaka World Expo in 2025.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
The project involves Thales, TXT and the Universite Laval.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
As of the end of 2023, 690 registered GA companies operated 2,900 aircraft and averaged 114,000 flight hours per month, China reported on March 29.
Advanced Air Mobility

Aviation Week Staff
Lilium has received the first set of standby flight instruments from Garmin for integration into its Lilium Jet prototypes and flight simulator.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
H55 is developing battery packs for Pratt & Whitney Canada’s hybrid-electric flight demonstrator.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Ben Goldstein
The two front-runners in the nascent U.S. air taxi market have staked out sharply different paths in their manufacturing strategies.
Advanced Air Mobility