China’s XPeng Unveils Two-Seat Electric ‘Flying Car’

By Graham Warwick Oct 25, 2021
Chinese Tesla rival XPeng has unveiled a “flying car,” a two-seat, supercar-style electric vehicle that transforms into a twin-rotor helicopter, under development by its affiliate HT Aero.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Airflow Evaluates Honeywell Radar For Detect-And-Avoid Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Oct 25, 2021
Airflow has signed a memorandum of understanding with Honeywell to explore use of the avionics manufacturer’s IntuVue RDR-84K compact multimode radar for detect-and-avoid on its planned electric short-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
Mark Moore’s Startup Targets Ultraquiet Electric GA Jet
Citing increased confidence following static tests of its ultraquiet electric propulsors, startup Whisper Aero has accelerated plans to use the technology in a quiet, efficient electric general aviation aircraft.
andy.savoie@av… Fri, 10/22/2021 - 21:32
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Mesa Deal Boosts Prospects For Drone Deliveries

By Graham Warwick Oct 22, 2021
Flirtey conducted the first FAA-approved drone delivery in 2015, and now the startup has secured its first order from a U.S. scheduled airline.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

South Korea Displays UAM Ambitions

By Graham Warwick Oct 22, 2021
Korea Aerospace Industries has unveiled plans to develop commercial and military versions of an electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicle, in passenger and unmanned cargo variants.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

White Paper Calls For UK To Enable Electric Intercity Flight By 2025

By Graham Warwick Oct 21, 2021
A white paper outlining the benefits of advanced air mobility, created by a group of UK stakeholders, lays out an ambitious road map of actions required by 2025 if the country is to become a leader in the emerging market.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

H3 Raises Funds for Hydrogen-Fueled Cargo Drones

By Graham Warwick Oct 21, 2021
Singapore-headquartered H3 Dynamics has closed a $26 million funding round to develop hydrogen-powered unmanned aircraft for longer-range parcel and cargo delivery.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Embraer Delivers 21 Business Jets, Nine Commercial Jets In Q3

By Molly McMillin Oct 21, 2021
Embraer delivered 21 business jets and nine commercial aircraft during the third quarter of 2021, bringing its number of deliveries so far the year to 54 business jets and 32 commercial aircraft, the company said Oct. 21.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Business Aviation Community Gathers Again For Signature Trade Show

By Bill Carey Oct 21, 2021
After NBAA-BACE was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the business aviation community reconvened in Las Vegas.
Aircraft & Propulsion

DHL To Demo Drones For Port Deliveries

By Graham Warwick Oct 20, 2021
DHL Express plans to demonstrate the use of delivery drones for port logistics in a joint initiative with Malaysian aviation services company Pen Aviation and local cargo operator Raya Airways.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Norwegian Team Rolls Out Electric Racer

By Graham Warwick Oct 20, 2021
The first electric racing aircraft built for the new Air Race E series is being readied for flight.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Osaka Becomes Target For UAM Services By 2025

By Graham Warwick Oct 20, 2021
Major events such as the Olympic Games that focus the world’s attention on one country are emerging as key early showcases for urban air mobility.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Eviation On Track For All-Electric Alice Completion

By Guy Norris Oct 20, 2021
Despite pandemic-related supply chain disruption, the redesigned Eviation Alice is in final assembly ahead of first flight by year-end.
Aircraft & Propulsion

5G Could Enhance GNSS Signals For Urban Air Mobility

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
The European Space Agency and UK air navigation service provider NATS are exploring whether 5G cellular communications technology could help to provide a resilient positioning capability for uncrewed air systems. 
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Engineers Envision Hydrogen Regional Aircraft Of Future

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
European engineering services company Akka Technologies has unveiled its concept for a zero-emission regional aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Asset Manager Amedeo Backs Aura’s Electric Regional

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Aircraft finance and asset management company Amedeo has entered a strategic partnership with Aura Aero that includes a letter of intent to purchase 200 of the French startup’s planned 19-seat ERA hybrid-electric regional aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Cobra Gunship’s Firewatch Mission Ends

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
The U.S. Forestry Service has retired its Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopters used for the aerial supervision of firefighting operations.
Aircraft & Propulsion

XPeng Affiliate Secures Funding For Electric Fly/Drive Vehicle

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Backed by Chinese electric car maker XPeng, startup HT Aero has reached agreement to raise more than $500 million to develop an integrated flying and driving vehicle.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Israeli Startup Targets Consumer eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
A central tenet of Uber’s Elevate vision for urban aerial ride sharing was that this is commercial air transport—aircraft owned by airlines and flown by professional pilots plying between vertiports.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Rising Prices, Used Bizav Aircraft Demand To Continue, IADA Says

By Molly McMillin Oct 19, 2021
Used business aircraft prices have increased 20% to 30% due to historically low inventory and a backlog of new aircraft orders, an International Aircraft Dealers Association survey of its dealers shows.
Aircraft & Propulsion

UP.Partners Targets Future Mobility With New Fund

By Graham Warwick Oct 18, 2021
With investors including Alaska Air Group, UP.Partners has closed a $230 million early stage venture capital fund dedicated to supporting companies enabling future mobility.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

VoloDrone Finds A Home, On A Trailer

By Graham Warwick Oct 14, 2021
Germany’s Volocopter has partnered with Austrian commercial vehicle manufacturer Schwarzmuller to develop a mobile takeoff and landing platform for the VoloDrone electric unmanned cargo aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Opinion: Gulfstream Cements Market Dominance With G400 And G800

By Richard Aboulafia Oct 14, 2021
Enabled by cash from parent defense prime General Dynamics, the market leader is poised to maintain its dominance for many years to come.
NBAA

Reliable Raises Funds To Advance Autonomous Cargo Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Oct 14, 2021
Reliable Robotics has raised an additional $100 million in funding to continue development of its remotely operated aircraft system for cargo and passenger aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Tamarack Aerospace Doing New Tests for King Air Performance Smartwing

By James Albright Oct 14, 2021
The King Air installation adds an additional 6-8 ft. of wingspan.
NBAA