Green Motion Launches OEM-Independent Electric-Aircraft Charging

By Graham Warwick Sep 13, 2021
As first electric aircraft enter service airports and operators come to grips with infrastructure for recharging batteries.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Lilium Goes Public Aiming For Commercial Launch In 2024

By Graham Warwick Sep 13, 2021
Regional air mobility startup Lilium will become a publicly traded company Sept. 15, with less cash in hand than was hoped for.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Vertiia eVTOL Team Secures Another Research Grant From Australia

By Graham Warwick Sep 13, 2021
The grant supports an A$8 million program that will run to December 2023 which involves development and optimization of a quiet, efficient and lightweight propulsion system that increases the range and reduces the noise and cost of the Vertiia.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Lilium To Go Public After Large Shareholder Payback

By Michael Bruno Sep 10, 2021
High-profile electric air taxi startup Lilium will become a publicly traded company Sept. 15 when its Class A ordinary shares and redeemable warrants will be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbols “LILM” and “LILMW” respectively.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Airbus Helicopters Gains Much From CityAirbus AAM Demo

By Tony Osborne Sep 10, 2021
Airbus Helicopters says it has achieved much of what it wanted to get out of its flight test campaign of its CityAirbus advanced air mobility demonstrator.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

EHang Participates In UAM Demos In Europe

By Graham Warwick Sep 10, 2021
A series of large-scale urban air mobility demonstrations are beginning in Europe under projects funded by the EU’s SEAR air traffic management research program.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

VoltAero To Stage Hybrid-Electric Channel Crossing

By Graham Warwick Sep 10, 2021
VoltAero plans a second crossing of the English Channel with an electric aircraft on Sept. 13, flying its Cassio 1 demonstrator from Calais in France to Cranfield in England for a presentation at Cranfield University.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Blade Boosts Organ Air Transport Business

By Graham Warwick Sep 10, 2021
On-demand helicopter service provider Blade Air Mobility is to acquire organ transport company Trinity Air Medical.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

First Take, Sept. 13, 2021

By Graham Warwick Sep 10, 2021
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aerospace

Will Subscale Models Provide An Accelerated Path To eVTOL Deployment?

By Graham Warwick Sep 10, 2021
The cargo market proves tempting to eVTOL developers targeting urban air mobility.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Webinar: Advanced Air Mobility Market Outlook: Separating Fact from Fiction

Sep 09, 2021
This webinar took place September 9, 2021. As advanced air mobility becomes a reality and new technologies emerge, staying informed is imperative to…
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Palantir Invests In Persistent-UAV Developer Skydweller

By Graham Warwick Sep 09, 2021
Enterprise data platform provider Palantir has invested in solar-powered aircraft developer Skydweller Aero.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Beta Technologies Keeps It Simple In Certifying Its eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Sep 09, 2021
Beta’s Alia eVTOL hews as close to a conventional fixed-wing aircraft as possible.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

In The Cockpit: Making An Innovative Aircraft Feel Familiar

By Graham Warwick Sep 09, 2021
Beta’s cockpit philosophy carefully contains the unfamiliar within the familiar.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Advanced Air Mobility Emerging As A Multifaceted Industry

By Graham Warwick Sep 09, 2021
Many technology options and business models vying for early dominance in an emerging market.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Varon, D3 Partner For Varon’s Infrastructure-First Strategy

By Carole Rickard Hedden Sep 08, 2021
In its pursuit of an infrastructure-first strategy, Varon Vehicles Corp. will partner with D3 Technologies as it develops a solution for highly automated and safe commercial air transport in urban air spaces.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Making AAM Forecast Logic

By Daniel Williams Sep 08, 2021
With September, Aviation Week Network swings into its forecast production season for various market sectors of the aerospace industry.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Mixed News For Archer As Merger Vote Nears

By Graham Warwick Sep 07, 2021
Archer is heading into a shareholder vote on its going-public merger armed with FAA approval of the certification basis for its electric aircraft, but facing a court battle against its air taxi rival Wisk.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

FAA Approves Certification Basis For Archer’s eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Sep 07, 2021
The startup is aiming for Part 23 type certification of its aircraft in late 2024.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Skyborg’s Time Approaching, U.S. Air Force Says

By Steve Trimble Sep 07, 2021
A three-year-old concept for a fully autonomous aircraft is approaching a critical 12-month series of experiments.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Week In Technology, Sept. 6-10, 2021

By Graham Warwick Sep 06, 2021
Stratospheric connectivity; Electric in the round ; Australian space expands; Securing green hydrogen; and eBeaver makes progress.
Aerospace

Bell Reports ‘Resilient’ Demand In Asia-Pacific

By Chen Chuanren Sep 03, 2021
Despite the impact of the pandemic, demand for helicopter services has remained steady in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Bell officials.
Aircraft & Propulsion

FAA Testing New Approach To FBW Certification for eVTOLS

By Graham Warwick Sep 01, 2021
For most electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicle developers, certifying the advanced flight controls is a key challenge.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Calendar

Aviation Week Staff Sep 01, 2021
To list an event, send information in calendar format to Carole Rickard Hedden at carole.hedden@aviationweek.com. 
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

NASA, Joby Conduct eVTOL Noise Tests

By Graham Warwick Sep 01, 2021
Joby Aviation has become the first company to fly an electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation