Volocopter Goes Bigger, Faster, Farther With VoloConnect eVTOL
Volocopter has unveiled a larger, longer-range electric vertical-takeoff air taxi aimed at expanding its planned urban air mobility service out to the suburbs.
jeff.morris@av… Mon, 05/17/2021 - 19:21
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Airbus Corporate Jets Receives First ACJ220 Fuselage Section
Former C Series model to make its ACJ debut.
bill.carey@avi… Mon, 05/17/2021 - 14:26
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Euro Bizav Primed For Consolidation As COVID-19 Recovery Continues
The year-on-year comparisons look good. But compared to levels of activity before the COVID-19 pandemic, there are few companies active in Europe’s business aviation sector that can claim any significant growth.
andy_savoie@av… Fri, 05/14/2021 - 06:00
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Eviation’s Alice Heads Toward Flight This Year
MagniX has delivered the first propulsion unit to sister company Eviation to power the Alice 11-seat all-electric aircraft, moving the prototype toward a first flight scheduled for later this year.
andy_savoie@av… Thu, 05/13/2021 - 20:55
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Bizav, GA Avionics Sales Down 14% YOY In Q1, AEA Says

By Molly McMillin May 13, 2021
Sales of business and general aviation avionics declined 13.9% during the first quarter of 2021 to $568.8 million compared to the same period a year ago, according to the Aircraft Electronics Association.
Aircraft & Propulsion

No Injuries Reported After Colorado Midair Collision

By Bill Carey May 13, 2021
Authorities said no injuries resulted from a midair collision May 12 near Centennial Airport (APA) in Englewood, Colorado, that saw one of the aircraft involved—a Cirrus SR22—land safely after the pilot deployed its parachute system.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Helsinki To Test eVTOLs For First Aid
Use of autonomous aircraft for emergency care is to be tested in Helsinki in spring 2023 under the European-funded AiRMOUR project.
andy_savoie@av… Thu, 05/13/2021 - 18:36
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XTI’s eVTOL Secures Fleet Commitment From U.S. Operator

By Graham Warwick May 13, 2021
The startup did not identify the operator or its market sector, but the 40-aircraft order, plus an option for another 40, is “committed and in hand,” XTI CEO Bob LaBelle said.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Lineup of Latest Business Aircraft In Development

By Molly McMillin May 13, 2021
Evaluating the aircraft OEMs' business aircraft in development and see how they fit into the market.
Business Aviation

AirShare To Double Fractional Fleet With Challenger 350s

By Molly McMillin May 12, 2021
Fractional ownership provider Airshare, based in Lenexa, Kansas, has purchased three Challenger 350 super midsize jets from Bombardier with an option for 17 more over the next few years, doubling the size of its fleet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Textron To Take Its Time Entering UAM Market, Donnelly Says

By Molly McMillin May 12, 2021
Textron will not immediately enter the urban air mobility market, despite its “enormous amount of technological capability,” as the battery technology has not advanced enough to support it, Textron’s top executive says.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Longtime AeroVironment Leader Leaving, CEO Adds Chair Role

By Michael Bruno May 12, 2021
Tim Conver, who took over the then-spunky UAV pioneer AeroVironment in the early 1990s, will retire as chairman at the company’s 2021 annual shareholder meeting.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Partner Funding Aergility VTOL Cargo UAV Development

By Graham Warwick May 12, 2021
Startup Aergility is working with an unidentified strategic partner to develop a vertical-takeoff unmanned cargo aircraft using its “managed autorotation” technology to increase range and payload.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Lift Begins Low-Rate eVTOL Production

By Graham Warwick May 12, 2021
Lift Aircraft has completed its first six production Hexa single-person multicopters, including an aircraft delivered to the U.S. Air Force for flight testing.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Webinar: Pre-Owned Aircraft Values – Outlook and Trends

May 12, 2021
This webinar took place May 12, 2021. What is the current inventory of pre-owned business aircraft, and how has the COVID-19 pandemic affected…
Business Aviation

CAE Joins Jaunt Journey eVTOL Team

By Graham Warwick May 12, 2021
As it seeks strategic investors to set up operations in Canada, Jaunt Air Mobility has added to the list of suppliers working on the startup’s Journey electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Dassault Throws Itself Into Top-End Business Jet Segment

By Thierry Dubois May 12, 2021
After Falcon 6X, Dassault doubles down on product range expansion strategy and takes on Bombardier and Gulfstream.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NBAA-BACE 2021 Exhibit Space In Las Vegas ‘Nearly Sold Out’

By Molly McMillin May 11, 2021
Exhibit floor space is almost sold out for the National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition in October in Las Vegas, following the COVID-19 pandemic-driven cancellation of the 2020 show in Orlando, Florida.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Collins Selected For Falcon 10X, To Deliver Avionics For X-59
Collins Aerospace has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide avionics for NASA’s X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft and by Dassault Aviation as a supplier on the new Falcon 10X ultra-long-range business jet, the company said in a media presentation on May 11.
andy_savoie@av… Tue, 05/11/2021 - 20:19
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Podcast: Dassault’s BizJet Power Play

May 11, 2021
Its $75 million Falcon 10X will take on Gulfstream and Bombardier in the ultra-long-range market—and aims to correct a mistake made decades ago. Listen in as Aviation Week editors discuss with analyst Richard Aboulafia.
Business Aviation

Market Analysis | Business Aviation Aircraft Values Q1

May 11, 2021
Discover aircraft values by size with intricate details covering the year over year change, composite values for the used business aircraft market, and more, part of Aviation Week Intelligence Network’s (AWIN) quarterly business aviation market analysis exclusively for AWIN members.
Business Aviation

ZeroAvia Buys More Fuel Cells For Hydrogen Propulsion Development

By Graham Warwick May 10, 2021
Hydrogen propulsion startup ZeroAvia has ordered additional fuel-cell systems from Sweden’s PowerCell.
Emerging Technologies
Royal Mail To Fly Drone Deliveries To Scilly Isles
British parcel carrier Royal Mail is to fly uncrewed mail flights between the UK mainland and the Scilly Isles and perform interisland deliveries with a vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aircraft system to test technologies that could better link remote communities.
andy_savoie@av… Mon, 05/10/2021 - 18:12
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Zipline Expands Medical Drone Delivery In Africa

By Graham Warwick May 10, 2021
Zipline is to provide on-demand drone delivery of medical supplies to health facilities across Nigeria’s Cross River State.
Aircraft & Propulsion
Jaunt Plans To Manufacture eVTOL In Canada
Startup Jaunt Air Mobility has announced plans to locate its design and manufacturing operations in Canada.
andy_savoie@av… Fri, 05/07/2021 - 19:06
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