Korean AAM Startup MintAir To Buy Electra eSTOLs

By Graham Warwick Sep 27, 2022
MintAir, a startup that plans to become an advanced air mobility operator in South Korea, has signed a letter of intent with Electra.aero to acquire 50 electric short takeoff and landing aircraft for passenger and cargo regional air mobility services.
Advanced Air Mobility

Eviation Conducts Successful First Flight Of All-Electric Alice

By Guy Norris Sep 27, 2022
First flight of the all-electric commuter and cargo aircraft prototype is a major milestone on the road toward the fielding of a new generation of sustainable air vehicles.
Emerging Technologies

Blade India Signs Deal For Eve eVTOL Air Taxis

By Graham Warwick Sep 27, 2022
Embraer spinoff Eve Holding has signed an agreement with on-demand helicopter service provider Blade India that covers electric air taxis and urban air traffic management software.
Advanced Air Mobility

Video: Drones At Farm Progress 2022—Definitely Not An Airshow

Sep 27, 2022
Taylor Moreland, the owner of Agri Spray Drones, the largest U.S. distributor of agricultural drones, breaks down the benefits of his UAVs and explains why they are not a threat to crop dusters.  
Business Aviation

AAM Composite Average Falls 2%

By Carole Rickard Hedden Sep 26, 2022
The Federal Reserve’s meeting on Sept. 22 lived up to expectations, with the Fed increasing interest rates by three-quarters of a point, the third consecutive increase and fifth hike in 2022.
Advanced Air Mobility
SkyDrive Unveils Two-Seater SD-05 eVTOL Air Taxi, Raises $66M
SkyDrive of Japan has unveiled renderings of its two-seater SD-05 electric vertical takeoff and landing passenger aircraft.
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FAA Releases Interim Vertiport Design Guidance

By Bill Carey Sep 26, 2022
The FAA has released vertiport design standards to support the introduction of new advanced air mobility aircraft into the U.S. airspace system.
Airports & Routes
WEBINAR: Analysis of Electromagnetic Environmental Effects

October 27, 2022
2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT

 

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Vertical Flies VX4 eVTOL Demonstrator

By Graham Warwick Sep 26, 2022
Vertical Aerospace has conducted the first tethered hover flight of the full-scale demonstrator for its VX4 electric air taxi, the startup staking the claim to be the first British company in 20 years to begin flight tests of a new aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

Volocopter, Pipistrel, M3 Demo Deconfliction In Shared Airspace

By Angus Batey Sep 26, 2022
Flights under the CORUS-XUAM project demonstrated collaborative interaction between aircraft in potential emergency situations.
Advanced Air Mobility

Rising Energy Costs Send Shivers Through Aerospace Industry

By Michael Bruno Sep 26, 2022
Companies across aerospace and defense are struggling with the higher cost of doing business.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Emissions Reduction Efforts Spur UK’s Airspace Modernization Effort

By Angus Batey Sep 24, 2022
Most of the attention being paid to aviation’s attempts at reducing its carbon footprint focuses on airplanes, engines and fuels.
Advanced Air Mobility

Ferrovial, AECOM Focus On Florida Site Selection

By Carole Rickard Hedden Sep 24, 2022
Ferrovial Vertiports, which is working with Lilium to develop a network of vertiports in Florida for operation of Lilium Jets, is extending its partnership with infrastructure consulting firm AECOM.
Advanced Air Mobility

With Nod From U.S., SpaceX To Activate Starlink In Iran

By Garrett Reim Sep 23, 2022
After the U.S. Treasury announced exemptions to new sanctions, Elon Musk said SpaceX is “activating Starlink” internet in Iran.
Commercial Space

AAM Briefs

Aviation Week Staff Sep 23, 2022
The Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Safety Operations and Innovation will hold a hearing on FAA Reauthorization: Integrating New Entrants into the National Airspace System at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 28.
Advanced Air Mobility
RTC AEROSPACE

RTC AEROSPACE, WA was added by Boeing to its Premier Bidder Program, which now totals about 140 suppliers.

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BOOM SUPERSONIC

BOOM SUPERSONIC agreed to purchase 5m gallons of AIR COMPANY’s AIRMADE SAF on an annual basis during its Overture flight test program.

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JETBLUE signed MOU to purchase 25m gallons of AIR COMPANY’s AIRMADE SAF (made from captured CO2) over five years starting in 2027.

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SINOPEC

Sep 23, 2022
SINOPEC received CAAC approval to produce SAF in China; it then shipped its first batch from Zhenhai to Airbus' Tianjin plant in late September.
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BOEING

BOEING was fined $200m by SEC for misleading investors on 737 MAX safety issues; Dennis Muilenburg is to pay $1m.

michael.johnso… Fri, 09/23/2022 - 13:37
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AAR

Sep 23, 2022
AAR had $22.7m net income on $446m sales in first quarter ended August 31 vs $11.5m on $455m a year ago.
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Airbus Targets A320neo Rate 50 By End Of 2022
Airbus management is looking to increase A321neo production and weighing up the potential for a stretched A220-500.
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First Take, Sept. 26, 2022

Sep 23, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: Believe It Or Not, Widebodies Are Back

Sep 23, 2022
Nobody wanted a twin-aisle. Now there may not be enough of them. Listen in to find out why.
Aerospace

CAAC and BOEING

Sep 22, 2022
CAAC and BOEING held special meeting to review pilot training for 737 MAX in order to get aircraft back into operation.
Aerospace