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VFS Electric VTOL Directory Hits 700 Concepts

VFS Electric VTOL Directory Hits 700 Concepts

17-Aug-2022Source: The Vertical Flight Society

  The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading nonprofit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today that the number of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concepts being tracked in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory has now exceeded 700 designs from nearly 350 companies and innovators worldwide. The directory is part of... Read more

Joby Expands Partnership with US DoD

Joby Expands Partnership with US DoD

11-Aug-2022Source: Joby Aviation

  Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, announced an expansion of its existing contract with the U.S. Air Force’s Agility Prime program that increases the contract’s potential value by more than $45 million. Building on more than five years of engagement with defense agencies, the expanded... Read more

United Airlines pays $10M up front for Archer eVTOLs

United Airlines pays $10M up front for Archer eVTOLs

11-Aug-2022Source: Archer Aviation

  Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) announced that it has received a $10 million pre-delivery payment from United Airlines for 100 of the company’s initial production eVTOL aircraft. The payment represents a watershed moment for the eVTOL industry, validating confidence in the commercialization of eVTOL aircraft and Archer’s leadership. United is making the deposit on... Read more

Bristow Signs Order of up to 55 BETA Technologies ALIA-250 eVTOL Aircraft

Bristow Signs Order of up to 55 BETA Technologies ALIA-250 eVTOL Aircraft

10-Aug-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has placed a firm order for five electrically powered vertical take-off and landing ALIA-250 (“ALIA”) aircraft manufactured by electric aviation company BETA Technologies, Inc. (“BETA”). Bristow will also have the option to purchase an additional 50 ALIA... Read more

HAI and Viola Expand Role in Bringing AAM to First Flight

HAI and Viola Expand Role in Bringing AAM to First Flight

10-Aug-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI), the leading advocate for the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry for nearly 75 years, continues to develop and expand its leadership role as it works to bring advanced air mobility (AAM) forward to its first commercial flight. “AAM is complementary to the role helicopters have played in supporting our society... Read more

Supernal and EP Systems Partner to Advance eVTOL Battery Capabilities

Supernal and EP Systems Partner to Advance eVTOL Battery Capabilities

8-Aug-2022Source: Supernal

Supernal and Electric Power Systems, Inc. (EP Systems) announced a partnership to accelerate development and production of safe, lighter-weight and certifiable eVTOL vehicle batteries. The emerging industry leaders formalized their agreement during a ceremony held at the Farnborough International Airshow, resulting in the first vehicle partnership for Supernal. The partnership aim is to enable the introduction of... Read more

Volkswagen launches eVTOL prototype

Volkswagen launches eVTOL prototype

4-Aug-2022Source: Volkswagen

  Volkswagen Group China today unveiled its first electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) passenger drone prototype, as part of its strategy to explore and break new ground in fully electric and sustainable individual mobility concepts. In 2020, Volkswagen Group China launched a Vertical Mobility project to explore the next generation of mobility solutions, including... Read more

Archer Successfully Completes Second Phase of Maker Flight Testing

Archer Successfully Completes Second Phase of Maker Flight Testing

1-Aug-2022Source: Archer

  Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) announced that it has successfully completed all of its “critical azimuth” flight tests, marking the completion of the second of three key phases of flight testing. The purpose of these tests are to validate the crosswind capabilities of Archer’s eVTOL aircraft configuration and flight control systems. The company has... Read more

Airbus is building test centre for CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus is building test centre for CityAirbus NextGen

29-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus Helicopters has started construction of a test centre for CityAirbus NextGen, with Company representatives, politicians, and business leaders attending the ground-breaking ceremony. The building is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2023. Occupying a surface area of 1,000 m2, the new structure will be used for testing systems for electric... Read more

EH216 Completes Demo Flight Tour in 4 Japanese Cities

EH216 Completes Demo Flight Tour in 4 Japanese Cities

25-Jul-2022Source: EHang

  EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that its EH216 AAV has successfully completed a demo flight tour across 4 cities in Japan in July and expanded its footprint for the first time into the Kansai region, Kyushu region and Shikoku region after its... Read more

Lilium Engages Diehl Aviation for Lilium Jet’s Cabin Interior

Lilium Engages Diehl Aviation for Lilium Jet’s Cabin Interior

25-Jul-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, has selected Diehl Aviation, a leading supplier of cabin interiors and systems for the aviation industry, to collaborate on the design and development of Lilium’s jet cabin, as well as acting as the integrator and manufacturer for interior... Read more

Urban-Air Port and GKN Aerospace collaborate

Urban-Air Port and GKN Aerospace collaborate

22-Jul-2022Source: Urban-Air Port

  Urban-Air Port (UAP), the vertiport developer behind the Air One vertiport in Coventry, and GKN Aerospace are collaborating to explore smart infrastructure for Urban Air Mobility (UAM), specifically for large, high capacity eVTOL passenger shuttle operations. GKN Aerospace, the leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier has recently completed the initial feasibility studies for the... Read more

L3Harris Introduces Extra Light Data Recorder for eVTOL and UAM

L3Harris Introduces Extra Light Data Recorder for eVTOL and UAM

22-Jul-2022Source: L3Harris Technologies

  L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has introduced a new Extra Lightweight Data Recorder (xLDR) designed especially to address the growing light eVTOL and unmanned aircraft systems market.  The xLDR is a 50% lighter version of the current LDR family in use globally, while providing the same level of crash protection for capturing audio, flight data, video... Read more

UK MoD green lights Leonardo for Proteus demonstration flight

UK MoD green lights Leonardo for Proteus demonstration flight

22-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Future Capability Group (FCG) has awarded a four-year contract valued at 71 million Eur (£60 million) to Leonardo to deliver the Rotary Wing Uncrewed Air System (RWUAS) Technology Demonstration Programme (TDP), “RWUAS CCD Phase 3 TDP”. This programme funded through Defence Innovation, will include the... Read more

Helity and Lilium join forces in Spain

Helity and Lilium join forces in Spain

21-Jul-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, has signed an agreement with Helity Copter Airlines (“Helity”) to develop an eVTOL network in Andalusia. Under the agreement, Helity intends to initially purchase five (5) Lilium Jets to provide premium and business charter flights to its customers.... Read more

Eve announced LOI with Embraer and BAE Systems

Eve announced LOI with Embraer and BAE Systems

21-Jul-2022Source: Eve Air Mobility

  Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) announced today at the Farnborough Airshow a non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with Embraer and BAE Systems to explore the potential order of up to 150 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles with the aim of examining the aircraft application for the defence and security market. ... Read more

Hyundai Supernal Unveils eVTOL Vehicle Cabin Concept at Farnborough 2022

Hyundai Supernal Unveils eVTOL Vehicle Cabin Concept at Farnborough 2022

20-Jul-2022Source: Hyundai

  Supernal (the Company) today revealed its initial eVTOL vehicle cabin concept at Farnborough International Airshow, providing the first look at how Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) is integrating automotive capabilities to develop the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) market. Supernal partnered with the Group’s design studios to create the cabin concept as the Company works... Read more

FACC to supply key fuselage and wing parts for Archer

FACC to supply key fuselage and wing parts for Archer

20-Jul-2022Source: Archer Aviation

  Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”) (NYSE: ACHR) and FACC, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of aircraft components and systems, announced they have entered into an agreement for FACC to fabricate and supply key fuselage and wing elements of Archer’s production eVTOL aircraft that is currently under development. The high-tech expertise of aerospace specialist FACC... Read more

AAP and Lilium to develop electric regional air mobility

AAP and Lilium to develop electric regional air mobility

19-Jul-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, has signed an agreement with AAP Aviation Group AS (“AAP Aviation”) to develop an eVTOL network in Scandinavia. Under the agreement, AAP Aviation intends to purchase 40 Lilium Jets and collaborate with Lilium to identify and develop landing... Read more

Vertical Aerospace and CAE partner on pilot training

Vertical Aerospace and CAE partner on pilot training

19-Jul-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

  Vertical Aerospace (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation and CAE [NYSE: CAE, TSE: CAE], a market leader in flight simulation and training, today announced that CAE will be the pilot training partner for Vertical’s launch eVTOL aircraft, the VX4. CAE will design and develop a world-class... Read more

ASL Group selects Lilium to provide sustainable air mobility

ASL Group selects Lilium to provide sustainable air mobility

19-Jul-2022Source: Lilium

  ASL Group has signed an agreement with Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, to provide sustainable air mobility to its customers in Benelux. ASL Group intends to purchase an initial 6 Lilium Jets and will cooperate with Lilium to develop a network of landing... Read more

CAE launches new Mixed Reality Flight Simulator for eVTOL market

CAE launches new Mixed Reality Flight Simulator for eVTOL market

19-Jul-2022

CAE announced at the Farnborough International Air Show 2022, the launch of its newest advancement in pilot training, the CAE 700MXR Flight Simulator. Initially targeted to the eVTOL market, the CAE 700MXR will revolutionize flight training for complex urban settings with a compact mini-motion platform and 360⁰ field of view visuals that deliver high-fidelity, physics-based... Read more

Urban Air Traffic Management solution to be launched by Halo Aviation

Urban Air Traffic Management solution to be launched by Halo Aviation

19-Jul-2022Source: Eve Holding

  Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) announced that it entered into a letter of intent (“LOI”) with Halo Aviation Ltd. (“Halo”), a provider of bespoke private Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) travel services, to collaborate in the development and launch Eve’s Urban Air Traffic Management (“UATM”) software solution. As part of the agreement, Halo will... Read more

Eve showcases its eVTOL cabin at Farnborough 2022

Eve showcases its eVTOL cabin at Farnborough 2022

18-Jul-2022Source: Eve Air Mobility

  Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve” or “the Company”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow its first full-sized eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle) cabin mock-up, which reinforces the Company’s human-centred design approach. The mock-up will be showcased at Embraer’s ‘Fly the Future’ exhibition, together with the manufacturer’s sustainable aircraft concepts. From July... Read more

VSTAR Aviation enters the eVTOL Australian Market

VSTAR Aviation enters the eVTOL Australian Market

18-Jul-2022Source: VSTAR Aviation

  The next generation of aircraft could be seen operating in Australian skies as early as 2023. Known as eVTOL or “Powered Lift”, these unique and cleverly designed aircraft combine the versatility of a helicopter with the range and speed of a traditional fixed-wing aircraft. These aircraft are not just nimble and quick. Their unique... Read more

Eve showcases its eVTOL cabin for the first time

Eve showcases its eVTOL cabin for the first time

18-Jul-2022Source: Eve Air Mobility

  Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve” or “the Company”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) unveiled today at the Farnborough Airshow its first full-sized eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle) cabin mock-up, which reinforces the Company’s human-centred design approach. The mock-up will be showcased at Embraer’s ‘Fly the Future’ exhibition, together with the manufacturer’s sustainable aircraft concepts. From... Read more

Lilium Partners with Bristow on Electric Air Mobility

Lilium Partners with Bristow on Electric Air Mobility

18-Jul-2022Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) (“Bristow”), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, and Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the world’s first electric vertical-takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced today a strategic partnership where Bristow will have the option to purchase 50 Lilium Jets in addition to providing maintenance services... Read more

British consortium to build world first AAM flight ecosystem

British consortium to build world first AAM flight ecosystem

18-Jul-2022Source: Atkins

Vertical Aerospace, Virgin Atlantic, Atkins, Skyports and NATS, along with Connected Places Catapult and leading academic institutions Cranfield University and WMG, University of Warwick, today announced the creation of the Advanced Mobility Ecosystem Consortium. Together, the organisations will develop key technology and infrastructure in a project that will significantly accelerate the introduction of AAM in... Read more

Bristow signs LOI for 100 Chaparral VTOL from Elroy Air

Bristow signs LOI for 100 Chaparral VTOL from Elroy Air

14-Jul-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Elroy Air to pre-order 100 Chaparral hybrid-electric cargo VTOL aircraft. The Chaparral will be the first of its kind vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft dedicated to cargo movement... Read more

Wisk Brings 5th Generation Aircraft to the UK and Australia

Wisk Brings 5th Generation Aircraft to the UK and Australia

12-Jul-2022Source: Wisk Aero

  Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the U.S., will be conducting public displays of its 5th Generation Aircraft, Cora, in both Farnborough, UK, and Brisbane, Australia. In the United Kingdom: one of Wisk’s fleet of aircraft will be on display at... Read more

Vertical Aerospace and Molicel partner to power the VX4

Vertical Aerospace and Molicel partner to power the VX4

7-Jul-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

  Vertical Aerospace (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero emissions aviation, announces a strategic partnership with E-One Moli Energy Corp (Molicel), a leading manufacturer of lithium-ion cells, to supply high power cylindrical cells for Vertical’s VX4 eVTOL aircraft. With today’s announcement, Vertical has now secured the supply of... Read more

EASA publishes world’s first rules for city eVTOL operation

EASA publishes world’s first rules for city eVTOL operation

6-Jul-2022Source: EASA

  The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published rules for the operation of air taxis in cities, the first comprehensive proposal for such regulations to be issued world-wide. The proposed new regulatory framework is open to public consultation until September 30, 2022, and cover the technical domains of airworthiness, air operations, flight crew licensing and rules... Read more

Overair nabs $145M to produce eVTOL prototype by 2023

Overair nabs $145M to produce eVTOL prototype by 2023

1-Jul-2022Source: Overair

Electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) company, Overair, announced its most recent funding of $145 million from Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Aerospace, global leaders in ultra-precision communications and aircraft technologies. With this new investment, Overair remains on track to fly its all-electric experimental prototype in the second half of 2023. Overair experimental prototype Butterfly... Read more

HAI Collaborates with AEA to Add Maintenance SMS Program to Safety

HAI Collaborates with AEA to Add Maintenance SMS Program to Safety

1-Jul-2022Source: HAI

  Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to add another safety program to its VTOL safety tool chest, working with the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) to provide their safety management system (SMS) for aircraft maintenance at no additional cost to HAI members.  Since introducing HAI’s SMS Program to members last year, HAI has expanded this... Read more

16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Returns to Oshkosh

16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Returns to Oshkosh

27-Jun-2022Source: VFS

  More than 40 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the 16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), hosted by the Vertical Flight Society (VFS). The event will once again be held in person and online in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 23-24, 2022 — the weekend prior to... Read more

Airbus and Munich Airport International expand their partnership

Airbus and Munich Airport International expand their partnership

24-Jun-2022Source: Airbus

  Airbus and Munich Airport International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems globally. Airbus is developing CityAirbus NextGen, its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, along with key support and services offerings... Read more

Airbus selects KLK Motorsport and Modell- und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH to develop rear structure of CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus selects KLK Motorsport and Modell- und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH to develop rear structure of CityAirbus NextGen

23-Jun-2022Source: Airbus

  Airbus is partnering with KLK Motorsport and Modell- und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH to design, develop and manufacture the rear structure of CityAirbus NextGen. The companies will work together to develop an ultra-lightweight rear fuselage, which plays a key role in the airframe’s flight efficiency and which meets the high standards of reliability and... Read more

Eve and Kenya Airways’ Fahari Aviation sign an agreement to scale UAM

Eve and Kenya Airways’ Fahari Aviation sign an agreement to scale UAM

22-Jun-2022Source: Eve Air Mobility

  In March 2022, a subsidiary of Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and Kenya Airways’ subsidiary, Fahari Aviation, signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for up to 40 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles. The agreement includes joint studies through a working group to develop and scale the UAM market and a... Read more

Vertical Aerospace welcomes CAA signing up to SC-VTOL

Vertical Aerospace welcomes CAA signing up to SC-VTOL

20-Jun-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

  Vertical Aerospace Ltd. (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero emissions aviation, welcomes the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) announcement confirming use of Special Conditions (SC)-VTOL as the basis for the UK certification for new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also used by the European Union... Read more

Archer Appoints new Chief Operating Officer, UAM

Archer Appoints new Chief Operating Officer, UAM

16-Jun-2022Source: Archer Aviation

  Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) today announced the appointment of Tom Anderson as Chief Operating Officer, Urban Air Mobility. In his role, Anderson will oversee and direct Archer’s planned UAM operations, primarily focused on establishing its commercial operating service. As Archer forges ahead towards a new era of sustainable air mobility, Anderson’s deep experience... Read more

Lilium picks Expliseat for cockpit and cabin seating

Lilium picks Expliseat for cockpit and cabin seating

15-Jun-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, has chosen French manufacturer Expliseat to design and build the pilot and passenger seats for the Lilium Jet. Expliseat specializes in lightweight and durable seating for aviation and other low carbon mobilities. The company has unique expertise in... Read more

FIXAR announces new autonomous long-range eVTOL FIXAR 025

FIXAR announces new autonomous long-range eVTOL FIXAR 025

14-Jun-2022Source: FIXAR

  The full-stack European drone developer FIXAR introduces an autonomous full-electric drone FIXAR 025 designed for large-scale missions for commercial and industrial applications. The FIXAR 025 carries up to 10 kg (22 lbs) payload for a distance of up to 300 km (186 mi) in one battery charge. The operations are fully autonomous assured by an in-house... Read more

Eve and Corporación América Airports plan to develop UAM solutions

Eve and Corporación América Airports plan to develop UAM solutions

14-Jun-2022Source: Eve Air Mobility

In December 2021, a subsidiary of Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and Corporación América Airports S.A. (NYSE: CAAP), the largest private-sector airport concession operator in the world by the number of airports, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to design and integrate a service and support ecosystem for Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) operations... Read more

Volocopter’s 4-Seater Aircraft Takes First Flight

Volocopter’s 4-Seater Aircraft Takes First Flight

9-Jun-2022Source: Volocopter

  At the UP.Summit, an annual gathering of leaders in transportation innovation hosted by investment firm UP.Partners, urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer Volocopter announced that it has achieved another milestone to bring UAM to life: its fixed-winged passenger aircraft, the VoloConnect, completed its first flight in May 2022. This accomplishment makes Volocopter the only eVTOL... Read more

Eve partners with Falcon Aviation Services for eVTOL in Dubai

Eve partners with Falcon Aviation Services for eVTOL in Dubai

7-Jun-2022Source: Eve Air Mobility

  In April 2022, a subsidiary of Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve” or the “Company”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and Falcon Aviation Services (“Falcon”), a leading Business Aviation Services operator in the Middle East and Africa region, signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for up to 35 electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft. With deliveries expected... Read more

Vertical Aerospace expands eVTOL operations in Brazil with partnerships

Vertical Aerospace expands eVTOL operations in Brazil with partnerships

7-Jun-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

  A partnership of global leaders in aviation and airports announces its intention to explore the infrastructure requirements to bring eVTOL passenger flight to Brazil within this decade. The partnership includes: • Avolon, the world’s second largest aircraft leasing company; • Corporación América Airports [NYSE: CAAP], the largest global private sector airport operator by number... Read more

TCab Tech partners with Safran on electric motors for E20 eVTOL

TCab Tech partners with Safran on electric motors for E20 eVTOL

7-Jun-2022Source: Safran

Safran Electrical & Power, world leader in aircraft electrical systems, and TCab Tech, a leading eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft company in China, have just announced a cooperation agreement to equip the E20 full-electric eVTOL aircraft with ENGINeUS™ electric smart motors. TCab Tech is currently developing E20, a 5-seater passenger-carrying eVTOL aircraft equipped... Read more

Lilium names long-time Airbus executive as new CEO

Lilium names long-time Airbus executive as new CEO

3-Jun-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced that it is accelerating its next phase of product delivery and business growth with the naming of Klaus Roewe, long-time Airbus executive, as CEO. Roewe will be joining Lilium on August 1, 2022. Daniel Wiegand, Lilium co-founder... Read more

Eve partners with Porsche Consulting on future strategies

Eve partners with Porsche Consulting on future strategies

1-Jun-2022Source: Eve Air Mobility

  Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW), a leader in the development of next-generation Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) solutions and a carve-out from Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”), announced that it has chosen Porsche Consulting, Inc. to help define the eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) supply chain, global manufacturing and logistics macro strategy. Considering advanced... Read more

Lilium and Livent to collaborate on lithium battery R&D

Lilium and Livent to collaborate on lithium battery R&D

30-May-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, and Livent Corporation (NYSE: LTHM) (“Livent”), one of the world’s leading producers of lithium products for the battery cell industry, announced today a research and development collaboration agreement. Lilium and Livent have agreed to collaborate on the advancement... Read more

Aernnova to Design and Build Lilium Jet Propulsion Mounting System

Aernnova to Design and Build Lilium Jet Propulsion Mounting System

26-May-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, has selected Aernnova, a leading aerospace component manufacturer, to collaborate on the Lilium Jet’s propulsion mounting system. A propulsion mounting system or “flap”, the structure that forms the rear part of the wings and front aerofoils, is one... Read more

Lilium applies for 37 new patent applications for engineering inventions

Lilium applies for 37 new patent applications for engineering inventions

19-May-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced 37 new patent applications, which have been published by the European Patent Office (“EPO”).  These are engineering inventions for the core technology around the Lilium Jet, spanning several domains: Energy, Propulsion, Structures and Interior, Avionics and Custom... Read more

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project

19-May-2022Source: Volocopter

  Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter’s... Read more

Joby Confirms Revolutionary Low Noise Footprint

Joby Confirms Revolutionary Low Noise Footprint

13-May-2022Source: Joby Aviation

  Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced that its full-size pre-production aircraft has successfully demonstrated its revolutionary low noise profile, following acoustic testing completed with NASA.   Following analysis of the data obtained over two weeks of testing as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility... Read more

Airbus partners with MAGicALL to develop motors of CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus partners with MAGicALL to develop motors of CityAirbus NextGen

12-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus has selected MAGicALL to supply the motors of the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft CityAirbus NextGen. Airbus’ eVTOL prototype will be equipped with a tailored version of the MAGiDRIVE, the newest generation of electric motors manufactured by MAGicALL. The detailed customisation of CityAirbus NextGen’s electric propulsion system will enable the prototype to benefit... Read more

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

12-May-2022Source: Wingcopter

  German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter’s flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S. With the Airworthiness Criteria, the FAA... Read more

TMAP, Joby and SKT partner for eVTOL service to South Korea

TMAP, Joby and SKT partner for eVTOL service to South Korea

9-May-2022Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today confirmed that TMAP, South Korea’s largest mobility platform, will join Joby’s partnership with SK Telecom to bring aerial ridesharing services to Korea. As Korea’s largest mobility platform, TMAP holds an unprecedented amount of transportation and mapping data gathered over the... Read more

Eve publishes Concept of Operations for UAM in Rio de Janeiro

Eve publishes Concept of Operations for UAM in Rio de Janeiro

9-May-2022Source: Eve Air Mobility

Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), an Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) company, published today the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for the future Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market in Rio de Janeiro. The document is a first for Brazil and brings together data and analyses that cover the perspective, points of attention and operational needs of eVTOL (electric vertical... Read more

Archer and United Airlines Form Joint eVTOL Advisory Committee to Support Archer’s Future Airline Operations

Archer and United Airlines Form Joint eVTOL Advisory Committee to Support Archer’s Future Airline Operations

5-May-2022Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) and United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) have announced the creation of a joint eVTOL advisory committee. The committee is focused on advising on maintenance and operational concepts to recommend to Archer for its all-electric aircraft aimed at driving towards best-in-class operational standards in the emerging eVTOL industry. The Committee is chaired... Read more

Lilium progresses nearer to EASA Design Organization Approval

Lilium progresses nearer to EASA Design Organization Approval

3-May-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (”eVTOL”) jet, announced today that it has successfully completed the second Design Organization Approval (“DOA”) audit by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”). DOA is a fundamental requirement for all commercial aircraft manufacturers and enables achievement of type certification of... Read more

Leasing company LCI orders 50 eVTOLs, plus options for another 75

Leasing company LCI orders 50 eVTOLs, plus options for another 75

27-Apr-2022Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has signed an agreement with BETA Technologies (BETA), developer of a fully integrated electric aviation system, to acquire up to 125 of the company’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft LCI’s commitment for BETA’s ALIA-250 eVTOL aircraft will enable the company to... Read more

World’s first eVTOL vertiport opens in UK

World’s first eVTOL vertiport opens in UK

27-Apr-2022Source: Urban-Air Port

Urban-Air Port®, the UK-based developer of ground infrastructure for air taxis and autonomous delivery drones, opens “Air-One®”, a world-first demonstration of a fully-operational hub for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles – such as air taxis – and autonomous cargo drones, heralding a new age of zero-emission, low-congestion urban transport. Urban-Air Port® – backed by... Read more

Eve and Thales enter partnership to develop eVTOL

Eve and Thales enter partnership to develop eVTOL

25-Apr-2022Source: Eve Air Mobility

Eve UAM, LLC, an Embraer company, and Thales, a global technology leader providing solutions, services and products in the defense, aeronautics, space, transportation, digital identity, and security markets, have teamed up to support the development of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) in Brazil. The strategic partnership involves a series of joint studies... Read more

Means of Compliance proposals submitted for Lilium

Means of Compliance proposals submitted for Lilium

19-Apr-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced today that it has submitted a full set of Means of Compliance proposals to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”) for the type certification of the Lilium Jet. The submission to EASA represents a milestone on the... Read more

Wisk partners with AAM infrastructure specialist Skyports

Wisk partners with AAM infrastructure specialist Skyports

19-Apr-2022Source: Wisk

Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the US, and Skyports, the world-leading designer, developer, and operator of vertiports (landing sites for eVTOL aircraft), are partnering to integrate autonomous, electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations at vertiports and other ground-based infrastructure.... Read more

Difco starts construction of first US eVTOL vertiport

Difco starts construction of first US eVTOL vertiport

14-Apr-2022Source: DIFCO

DIFCO, Inc.® of Davenport, IA, initiated construction on America’s first electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) vertiport facility in Rock Island, Illinois. Officially named; The Corporal Jason G. Pautsch Vertiport, the site is located centrally within the four Quad Cities metropolitan area and will include corporate hangar facilities for lease, refueling services, an executive... Read more

First annual Lilium Supplier Day

First annual Lilium Supplier Day

14-Apr-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, held its first ever annual Supplier Day yesterday and welcomed 168 guests from 74 current and prospective suppliers to its headquarters in Munich. Lilium’s ecosystem of leading aerospace and technology suppliers – including Honeywell, Toray, Aciturri and CUSTOMCELLS –... Read more

FedEx to test autonomous drone delivery with Elroy Air

FedEx to test autonomous drone delivery with Elroy Air

13-Apr-2022Source: FedEx

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, is teaming up with California Bay Area-based Elroy Air, the company building the first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system. As a first of its kind agreement in the U.S., FedEx Express will develop plans... Read more

Aviation and Aerospace Partnership Improves Canadian Air Mobility Future

Aviation and Aerospace Partnership Improves Canadian Air Mobility Future

13-Apr-2022Source: Canadian Aviation News

The future of aviation and aerospace in Canada looks brighter today with the creation of a partnership between two groups on a mission to improve Canadian air mobility. The Canadian Advanced Air Mobility consortium (CAAM) and the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Aviation, Mobility and Space (CARTAMS) announced today their partnership to build... Read more

Lilium begins flight testing in Spain

Lilium begins flight testing in Spain

13-Apr-2022Source: Lilium

(Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced that it has begun the next phase of flight testing in Spain with its 5th generation technology demonstrator, Phoenix 2. Over the coming months at the ATLAS Flight Test Center, Lilium plans to extend the flight envelope through... Read more

Blueberry Aviation and Dufour Aerospace enter a long-term commercial partnership

Blueberry Aviation and Dufour Aerospace enter a long-term commercial partnership

7-Apr-2022Source: Blueberry Aviation

Blueberry Aviation, the global commercial aircraft and helicopter specialists, and Dufour Aerospace, a cutting edge Swiss eVTOL company, have signed a global partnership agreement. Under this agreement Blueberry Aviation will provide marketing advisory and placement support to Dufour Aerospace. Blueberry Aviation will be Dufour’s privileged partner for helicopter trade-in and will set up financial tools... Read more

Volocopter Conducts First Crewed eVTOL Flight in France

Volocopter Conducts First Crewed eVTOL Flight in France

31-Mar-2022Source: Volocopter

On 21 March 2022, Volocopter became a two-time pioneer as the first eVTOL developer to conduct both crewed and remotely piloted test flights in France. The crewed flights were part of a week-long urban air mobility (UAM) test campaign that will give Volocopter and its partners – Groupe ADP and RATP Group – key insights... Read more

Wingcopter adds Itochu as a strategic partner in Japan

Wingcopter adds Itochu as a strategic partner in Japan

30-Mar-2022Source: Wingcopter

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter has announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with ITOCHU Corporation. ITOCHU joins Wingcopter’s Authorized Partnership Program (WAPP) and will act as a dedicated distributor and lessor for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new eVTOL delivery drone, in Japan. On top, the Japanese conglomerate also decided to make a strategic... Read more

Air Greenland plans Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL ops in partnership with Avolon

Air Greenland plans Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL ops in partnership with Avolon

24-Mar-2022Source: Avolon

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces that it has partnered with Air Greenland, the flag-carrier for Greenland, to bring zero-emissions travel to the region and help tackle the issue of climate change. Avolon and Air Greenland will partner to form a Working Group to assess the opportunity to commercialise zero-emissions air travel in the... Read more

GlobalX signs LOI for 200 eVTOL aircraft from Eve

GlobalX signs LOI for 200 eVTOL aircraft from Eve

21-Mar-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), an Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) company, and Global Crossing Airlines Group, Inc. (JET: NEO; JET.B: NEO JETMF: OTCQB) (“GlobalX”) have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to order up to 200 of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL). This potential sale is included in Eve’s current order backlog of up... Read more

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