Ampaire Wins $9 Million Award To Speed Hybrid System To Market

By Garrett Reim Nov 23, 2022
Ampaire has received a $9 million award from the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy to accelerate the development, certification and market launch of the company’s hybrid-electric propulsion system, the AMP-H570.
Advanced Air Mobility

Rosotics Raises $750,000 To Develop Rapid Induction 3D Printer

By Garrett Reim Nov 22, 2022
Startup Rosotics has raised $750,000 in “pre-seed funding” to develop a rapid induction metal 3D printer for making large aerospace parts.
Advanced Air Mobility

FAA Takes Step Toward eVTOL Operating Rules

By Graham Warwick Nov 22, 2022
The FAA has taken the first rulemaking step toward enabling commercial operations with electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxis, proposing a rule that would update air carrier definitions to add powered-lift aircraft operations to the regulations.
Advanced Air Mobility

AAM Briefs

Aviation Week Staff Nov 22, 2022
Albers Aerospace is to provide engineering and manufacturing services valued at $5 million to Maryland startup HopFlyt to develop the Vortex channel-wing eVTOL as a Group 5 military uncrewed aircraft designed to carry a 1,000-lb. useful load 500 nm at 200 kt.
Advanced Air Mobility

The Week In Technology, Nov, 21-25, 2022

By Graham Warwick Nov 21, 2022
SAF from methanol; liquid-hydrogen demonstrator; improving ducted-fan eVTOL; and an uncrewed firefighting aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Ampaire Flies Hybrid-Electric Caravan, Targets 2024 Certification

By Graham Warwick Nov 18, 2022
Ampaire has flown the first Cessna Caravan converted to hybrid-electric propulsion. 
Advanced Air Mobility

Lilium To Seek Additional Funding For eVTOL Development

By Graham Warwick Nov 18, 2022
German electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) startup Lilium plans to raise an additional $119 million.
Advanced Air Mobility

First Take, Nov. 21, 2022

By Graham Warwick Nov 18, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aerospace

Surf Air Ends SPAC, Plans Direct Listing

By Graham Warwick Nov 17, 2022
U.S. regional aviation provider Surf Air Mobility has abandoned plans to list publicly through a merger with a blank-check company and has instead filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a direct listing.
Advanced Air Mobility
Podcast: Archer Races Midnight Air Taxi Toward Production
As Archer Aviation unveils its four-passenger production air taxi, the Midnight, Aviation Week editors discuss the shifting competitive dynamics in the nascent advanced air mobility market where three rival OEMs with differing approaches push toward FAA certification and operation. 
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Archer Unveils Midnight Production Vehicle

By Garrett Reim Nov 17, 2022
Startup says it is on track to be among the first eVTOL companies to launch service.
Advanced Air Mobility

Chinese Banks Back Carmaker XPeng’s Fly/Drive eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Nov 16, 2022
Boosting funding support for China’s emerging advanced air mobility industry, four of the country leading state-controlled banks have jointly extended $846 million in credit to XPeng AeroHT.
Advanced Air Mobility

UK’s ATI Launches Sustainable Aerospace Collaboration Platform

By Angus Batey Nov 15, 2022
The UK’s Aerospace Technology Institute has launched a new initiative, the ATI Hub, in an effort to “help develop and convene the sustainable aerospace ecosystem,” according to the organization’s CEO.
Advanced Air Mobility

South Korean eVTOL Demonstrator On Show At Incheon Airport Event

By Graham Warwick Nov 15, 2022
Display of the Optionally Piloted Personal Air Vehicle (OPPAV), by airframe designer and manufacturer Vessel Aerospace, was a centerpiece of the K-UAM Confex organized by Incheon International Airport.
Advanced Air Mobility

Archer To Manufacture Midnight EVTOLs In Covington, Georgia

By Garrett Reim Nov 15, 2022
Archer's new facility will be capable of producing up to 650 of its four-passenger Midnight aircraft per year.
Advanced Air Mobility

Despite Market Rally, AAM Composite Drops 5%

By Carole Rickard Hedden Nov 14, 2022
As third-quarter financial results for advanced air mobility’s publicly held companies began rolling out, the primary message is they are on track in spending for research and development.
Advanced Air Mobility

Blade Revenues Continue Strong For Third Quarter

By Carole Rickard Hedden Nov 14, 2022
The Blade Air Mobility technology-powered air-mobility platform posted third-quarter revenues up 125%, to $45.7 million, versus $20.3 million for the year-ago period.
Advanced Air Mobility

Embraer Bizjet Q3 Revenue Rises Despite Supply Chain Issues

By Molly McMillin Nov 14, 2022
Embraer posted revenue of $271.7 million in its executive aviation division, up 6% from a year ago, and reaffirmed its projection to deliver 100-110 executive jets during 2022. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Vertiport Opens At Paris AAM Sandbox

By Angus Batey Nov 11, 2022
Another step toward operating a commercial urban air mobility service in Paris during the 2024 Summer Olympics has been taken with the opening of a vertiport terminal within the Advanced Air Mobility Sandbox test environment at the Pontoise Aerodrome here.
Advanced Air Mobility

Rain Unveils Autonomous Firefighting Rotorcraft

By Graham Warwick Nov 11, 2022
U.S. startup Rain Industries has unveiled an autonomous firefighting demonstrator aircraft, the MK2, with plans to showcase a rapid initial wildfire response and containment with the uncrewed rotorcraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

Australian Regional Signs For Electric Alices

By Graham Warwick Nov 11, 2022
Australia’s Northern Territory Air Services has signed a letter of intent with Eviation for 20 Alice electric aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

AAM Briefs

Aviation Week Staff Nov 11, 2022
Abu Dhabi Airports has signed a memorandum of understanding with French airport operator Groupe ADP to engage in joint planning, development and operation of ground infrastructure for advanced air mobility in the Emirate.
Advanced Air Mobility

Study Shows Viability Of Electric AAM In UK

By Graham Warwick Nov 11, 2022
As countries jockey for a leading position in the projected market for advanced air mobility (AAM), a new study concludes the transportation mode would be economically viable in the UK and provide a significant contribution to the economy while reducing carbon emissions.
Advanced Air Mobility

SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT: EVOLITO

By Graham Warwick Nov 10, 2022
Spun out of automotive electric motor developer Yasa before it was acquired by Mercedes-Benz in 2021, UK startup Evolito is preparing to deliver its first aerospace-grade motors to customers in the first half of 2023 for early testing.
Advanced Air Mobility

Daily Memo: Moving To The Practicalities Of Hydrogen Propulsion

By Thierry Dubois Nov 10, 2022
As a vast swath of aviation is turning to hydrogen as a central path to a sustainable future, some efforts are beginning to crystallize into concrete advancements.
Aircraft & Propulsion