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Vertical Flight Society Continues Growth

Vertical Flight Society Continues Growth

14-Jan-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports today that the explosive growth of world’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft plus significant developments in military and civil rotorcraft have continued to expand its membership. As of Jan. 1, 2022, a total of 163 companies are... Read more

BAE Systems and Embraer to explore potential defence variants for the Eve eVTOL aircraft

BAE Systems and Embraer to explore potential defence variants for the Eve eVTOL aircraft

14-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

BAE Systems and Embraer Defense & Security have announced plans to embark on a joint study to explore the development of Eve’s electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle for the defence and security market. The joint study builds on Eve’s development for the urban air mobility market and will look at how the aircraft... Read more

Eve and Falko announce partnership to develop Global Operator Network

Eve and Falko announce partnership to develop Global Operator Network

14-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), an Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) company, and Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (“Falko”), a global leader in commercial regional aircraft leasing, announced today a Letter of Intent which contemplates a potential order for 200 of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) and a commercial partnership to develop a global network of... Read more

Bellwether Industries Reveals Flight Footage in Public

Bellwether Industries Reveals Flight Footage in Public

13-Jan-2022Source: Bellwether Industries

Bellwether Industries, London-based urban air mobility (UAM) startup, has officially released its video of a free- flight test of the half-scale eVTOL model, responding to the growing interest from the public. Last year, Bellwether Industries made its debut at DroneX/Helitech, held in London, to showcase its prototype and introduce the concept of Volar, the derivative... Read more

Republic Airways orders up to 200 Eve eVTOL aircraft

Republic Airways orders up to 200 Eve eVTOL aircraft

13-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility, an Embraer company, and Republic Airways Holdings Inc, announced today a Memorandum of Understanding and Letter of Intent to purchase up to 200 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) to explore additional opportunities within its subsidiaries, such as LIFT Academy,  that are focused on workforce development initiatives and the... Read more

EHang secures first VT-30 order and Conducts EH216 demo flights in Japan

EHang secures first VT-30 order and Conducts EH216 demo flights in Japan

12-Jan-2022Source: EHang

EHang, the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it has secured the first order for its VT-30, a long-range electric passenger-grade AAV. EHang will work with local partners, such as the Okayama Kurashiki Mizushima Aero & Space Industry Cluster Study Group (MASC), to further explore use cases with its EH216... Read more

Savback to distribute Dufour eVTOL aircraft in Scandinavia

Savback to distribute Dufour eVTOL aircraft in Scandinavia

11-Jan-2022Source: Savback

Savback Helicopters, the expanding helicopter sales and marketing company and Dufour Aerospace, an innovative Swiss eVTOL company, today announced Savback’s appointment as distributor for Dufour’s innovative eVTOL aircraft.   Sweden based Savback Helicopters will exclusively represent Dufour Aerospace’s 8-seater Aero3 tilt-wing aircraft in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. “We strongly believe that Dufour Aerospace’s 8-seater... Read more

Eve partners with SkyWest to develop Regional Operator Network

Eve partners with SkyWest to develop Regional Operator Network

11-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility (Eve), an Embraer company, and SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) (SkyWest), announced a Memorandum of Understanding and non-binding Letter of Intent for SkyWest to purchase 100 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL). The partnership will focus on developing a network of deployment throughout the United States. SkyWest and Eve have... Read more

Lessor Azorra signs for 200 eVTOL aircraft from Eve

Lessor Azorra signs for 200 eVTOL aircraft from Eve

10-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility, an Embraer company, and Azorra, a longstanding partner and lessor of Embraer aircraft, signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to order up to 200 of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. This collaboration, in addition to the investor partnership announced today, confirms Azorra and Eve’s joint commitment to provide accessible... Read more

Ascendance Flight Technologies unveils design of its Hybrid-Electric aircraft

Ascendance Flight Technologies unveils design of its Hybrid-Electric aircraft

7-Jan-2022Source: Ascendance Flight Technologies

Ascendance Flight Technologies builds on the virtues of hybrid technology and distributed propulsion to develop sustainable air travel solutions. After three years of R&D, the French start-up company swiftly swings into action for new, state-of-the-art sustainable and decarbonised air travel: it is unveiling the design of ATEA, its 5-seater vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Conceived... Read more

Eve to list on NYSE through business combination with Zanite Acquisition Corp

Eve to list on NYSE through business combination with Zanite Acquisition Corp

7-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), a leader in the development of next-generation Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) solutions, has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Zanite Acquisition Corp. (“Zanite”) (Nasdaq: ZNTE, ZNTEU, ZNTEW), a special purpose acquisition company focused on the aviation sector. Upon closing of the transaction, Zanite will change its name to Eve... Read more

Archer Takes to the Skies with First Hover Flight of Maker Aircraft

Archer Takes to the Skies with First Hover Flight of Maker Aircraft

23-Dec-2021Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) today announced that Maker, Archer’s eVTOL demonstrator aircraft, completed its first successful hover flight. The flight marks the completion of the company’s first full and complete systems test and validation of every hardware and software component working as intended to move the aircraft into the air.  The flight test was... Read more

Latin-American business aviation specialist invests in Wingcopter

Latin-American business aviation specialist invests in Wingcopter

20-Dec-2021Source: Wingcopter

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter has secured its next investment. The capital influx comes from SYNERJET Corp, a leading business aviation specialist in Latin America, with operations in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Panama, and Guatemala. The new funding follows recently announced investments from Japan-based DRONE FUND as well as UBER co-founder Garrett Camp’s Expa. SYNERJET... Read more

Bristow and Overair partner to introduce Butterfly eVTOL

Bristow and Overair partner to introduce Butterfly eVTOL

20-Dec-2021Source: Bristow

Overair, Inc. (“Overair”), developer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, today announced they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions to government and civil organizations. The two companies plan to collaborate on the development of the... Read more

Volocopter seeks development partners with launch of Voloport template

Volocopter seeks development partners with launch of Voloport template

16-Dec-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), unveiled a comprehensive VoloPort handbook for the physical infrastructure supporting electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations. This detailed handbook is a valuable resource for Volocopter partners building UAM infrastructure that guides readers through the design, construction, material use, infrastructure adaptability, and facility operations. The knowledge... Read more

EHang Receives Commercial Operation Permit for Aerial Media in Europe

EHang Receives Commercial Operation Permit for Aerial Media in Europe

16-Dec-2021Source: EHang

EHang, the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced that it received the first aerial media permit (“Permit”) in Austria from the Civil Aviation Authority of Austria. The Permit demonstrates that EHang’s aerial media solutions are technologically mature for commercial operation. By virtue of Article 13 of Regulation (EU) 2019/947, which... Read more

FAA approves Archer to start flight testing Maker eVTOL

FAA approves Archer to start flight testing Maker eVTOL

8-Dec-2021Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) announced it has received a Special Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) covering its Maker demonstrator aircraft. The Special Airworthiness Certificate authorizes Archer to begin flight testing its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) Maker aircraft. Having cleared this final threshold to begin off-ground operations, Archer remains on... Read more

Former NATCA President joins Joby Aviation board

Former NATCA President joins Joby Aviation board

7-Dec-2021Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation (NYSE: JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced the appointment of Paul Rinaldi, former President of the National Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (NATCA), to its Advisory Board. Rinaldi was president of NATCA from 2009-2021, the longest-serving elected leader in the organization’s history.... Read more

NEOM and Volocopter establish joint venture

NEOM and Volocopter establish joint venture

7-Dec-2021Source: Volocopter

NEOM, the smart and sustainable regional development in northwest Saudi Arabia and Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility, have established a joint venture (JV) company to design, implement, and operate the world’s first bespoke public vertical mobility system in NEOM. Air taxi and vertical logistics services will be fully integrated with the overall multi-modal... Read more

Sydney Seaplanes orders 50 eVTOLs from Eve Urban Air Mobility

Sydney Seaplanes orders 50 eVTOLs from Eve Urban Air Mobility

7-Dec-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions (Eve), an Embraer company, and Sydney Seaplanes, a leader in the transition to sustainable aviation, today announced a partnership that will lay the foundation for new electric air taxi operations in Greater Sydney. With the partnership, Sydney Seaplanes has placed an order for 50 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and... Read more

Eve and Nautilus Aviation partner to develop UAM ops in Australia

Eve and Nautilus Aviation partner to develop UAM ops in Australia

7-Dec-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility, an Embraer company, and Nautilus Aviation, a division of Morris Group and Northern Australia’s largest helicopter operator, today announced a partnership focused on accelerating the development of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in Australia. The partnership will see the introduction of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) serving some... Read more

Skyports to Develop Europe’s First Test Vertiport in Paris

Skyports to Develop Europe’s First Test Vertiport in Paris

29-Nov-2021Source: Skyports

Skyports, the world-leading designer, developer, and operator of vertiports (landing sites for eVTOL aircraft) is developing Europe’s first test vertiport in France, as a significant step towards launching commercial Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) services in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics. The programme is part of the Re.Invent Air Mobility initiative led by French airport... Read more

Urban Aeronautics and Universal Avionics Partner to Enhance Safety of CityHawk

Urban Aeronautics and Universal Avionics Partner to Enhance Safety of CityHawk

26-Nov-2021Source: Universal Avionics

Urban Aeronautics, the Israel-based aerospace company behind CityHawk, the advanced, compact eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle) with a distinct, wingless exterior and patented fully-enclosed Fancraft™ rotor system, announced a new partnership with Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems company and a leading manufacturer of innovative commercial avionics systems. The innovative partnership will feature Universal Avionics’... Read more

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility Partner on UAM Study in South Korea

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility Partner on UAM Study in South Korea

23-Nov-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, German urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer, and Kakao Mobility (KM), South Korea’s largest mobility platform company, have inked a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on introducing UAM in South Korea. The study will identify a list of potential commercial routes, operational capabilities, and business models necessary for a UAM service operator... Read more

Eve and Senna Brand create Eve-Senna eVTOL

Eve and Senna Brand create Eve-Senna eVTOL

19-Nov-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility and Senna Brand announced a collaboration to develop the eVTOL Eve-Senna. The project symbolizes a vision of a sustainable future and innovation in the urban mobility market. The partnership also aims to contribute to the evolution of the future of mobility in Brazil and worldwide. The agreement comes as Eve, an organization... Read more

Thales and Diehl join Airbus to develop flight control computers for CityAirbus NextGen

Thales and Diehl join Airbus to develop flight control computers for CityAirbus NextGen

18-Nov-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has signed a trilateral agreement with Thales and Diehl Aerospace for the joint development of the flight control computers of CityAirbus NextGen. The central flight control system of CityAirbus NextGen, the electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL) being developed by Airbus, will combine extraordinary computing power with lightweight design and highest safety standards. Diehl... Read more

Volocopter carries out demo flights in Korea

Volocopter carries out demo flights in Korea

17-Nov-2021Source: Volocopter

German urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer, Volocopter, conducted a crewed public test flight in front of hundreds of spectators at Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea. As part of the 2021 K-UAM Confex, the 5-minute flight trial covered approximately 3 kilometers and reached a maximum altitude of 50 meters and a maximum speed of 45... Read more

Varon Vehicles and Flapz to collaborate on eVTOL in Latin America

Varon Vehicles and Flapz to collaborate on eVTOL in Latin America

17-Nov-2021Source: Varon Vehicles

Varon Vehicles and Flapz announce the signature of an MoU to actively collaborate in promoting access of passengers, guests and users to their Urban Air Mobility services throughout different markets. Varon Vehicles is developing a new form of mobility infrastructure composed of company vertiports with virtual lanes over the low altitude city skies connecting them,... Read more

Wisk Publicly Displays eVTOL Aircraft for the First Time

Wisk Publicly Displays eVTOL Aircraft for the First Time

17-Nov-2021Source: Wisk

Wisk, the U.S. leader in autonomous advanced air mobility (AAM) flight, will be displaying its fifth generation, self-flying, electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi during CoMotion LA (Nov. 16 – 18). Wisk’s Chief Marketing Officer, Becky Tanner, will also be presenting a keynote, entitled “Those Who Leap.” The keynote, taking place on... Read more

Dufour Aerospace launches Aero2

Dufour Aerospace launches Aero2

16-Nov-2021Source: Dufour Aerospace

Swiss-based eVTOL development and production company Dufour Aerospace launched the Aero2 as its first commercially available product in their tilt-wing eVTOL family. Aero2 is designed as amulti-purpose small unmanned aircraft with an unmatched operational flexibility and low operating cost. With a payload of up to 40 kg (88 lbs), a maximum take-off weight of 150... Read more

Maker Aircraft receives FAA COA and relocates to Flight Test facility

Maker Aircraft receives FAA COA and relocates to Flight Test facility

16-Nov-2021Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”) (NYSE: ACHR), a leading developer of eVTOL aircraft, announced that the FAA has issued a CoA and the Aircraft Limitations covering Maker, its flagship demonstrator aircraft. The CoA and the Aircraft Limitations are key components of the Special Airworthiness Certificate, which will be the FAA basis that permits the Maker aircraft... Read more

Hyundai creates Supernal subsidary for eVTOL projects

Hyundai creates Supernal subsidary for eVTOL projects

16-Nov-2021Source: Hyundai

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) is announcing today a new company called Supernal, LLC to take its future mobility vision forward. An evolution of its Urban Air Mobility Division, Supernal (the Company), will be the binding component of the Group’s future mobility vision. The Company is developing a family of electric air vehicles and convening... Read more

Volocopter Conducts South Korea’s First Crewed Public Air Taxi Test Flight

Volocopter Conducts South Korea’s First Crewed Public Air Taxi Test Flight

16-Nov-2021Source: Volocopter

German urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer, Volocopter, has completed the first crewed public test flight with its 2X aircraft in Seoul, South Korea. It was the first ever crewed public test flight of a fully electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi in South Korea. The Republic’s Minister for Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MoLIT)... Read more

Eve collaborating with Wideroe for eVTOL solutions in Scandinavia

Eve collaborating with Wideroe for eVTOL solutions in Scandinavia

16-Nov-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Embraer’s Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. (Eve), an Embraer company and Widerøe Zero signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This partnership aims to develop Urban Air Mobility (UAM) solutions, with a focus on the deployment of eVtol operations in Scandinavia. The relationship between the two organizations began in 2017 when Widerøe signed an order... Read more

Volocopter promotes eVTOL in Rome

Volocopter promotes eVTOL in Rome

10-Nov-2021Source: Volocopter

From Fiumicino’s Leonardo Da Vinci airport to the center of Rome, and vice versa, in just 20 minutes, and with zero emissions in flight. This is one of the main advantages of VoloCity, the innovative air taxi created by the German company Volocopter, which will be on display in Piazza San Silvestro, in the heart... Read more

Countdown for EUROPEAN ROTORS trade fair in Cologne

Countdown for EUROPEAN ROTORS trade fair in Cologne

8-Nov-2021Source: European Rotors

The countdown is on for the premiere of the new EUROPEAN ROTORS trade fair in Cologne (16 to 18 November): Only a few more days, then the show will start. The exhibition hall is fully booked and the extensive and top-class conference programme with over 130 speakers is unparalleled. The first edition of the new... Read more

Archer expands electric motor team as they prepare for first flight

Archer expands electric motor team as they prepare for first flight

5-Nov-2021Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leading developer of eVTOL aircraft, announced the hiring of Alan Tepe to lead propulsion inverter design and Jeremy Mayer to head up motor design system development. In his role, Tepe will be responsible for overseeing the design and advancement of the propulsion inverter technology that will help power Archer’s... Read more

Kamatics receives contract for titanium from unnamed eVTOL company

Kamatics receives contract for titanium from unnamed eVTOL company

3-Nov-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman (NYSE: KAMN) announces that its subsidiary Kamatics Corporation (“Kamatics”) received an initial award to provide components manufactured using its proprietary Titanium Diffusion Hardening process (“TDH”) to a leading eVTOL manufacturer. Kaman’s TDH process opens up new engineered applications by providing the lightweight and high strength benefits of titanium alloys while improving surface hardness, durability,... Read more

Lilium names Stuttgart as regional hub for German network

Lilium names Stuttgart as regional hub for German network

1-Nov-2021Source: Lilium

Stuttgart Airport is expected to become a hub for regional electric flights with zero operating emissions, following the agreement between Stuttgart Airport and Lilium. Stuttgart is joining the planned southern German network which already consists of the Munich and Nuremberg airports, as previously announced. The Munich-based aviation company Lilium, positioned to be a global leader... Read more

Vertical Aerospace announces $205M in additional funding

Vertical Aerospace announces $205M in additional funding

1-Nov-2021Source: Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace (“Vertical”), a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation, announces over $200 million in additional financing to support its path to scale production and certification of the VA-X4 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Vertical is targeting the highest global certification for its VA-X4, which is expected to achieve... Read more

Bellwether to take Volar eVTOL to Dubai Air Show

Bellwether to take Volar eVTOL to Dubai Air Show

25-Oct-2021Source: Bellwether Industries

 Urban air mobility company Bellwether Industries, has today announced it will be attending this year’s Dubai Air Show, where it will display another working prototype of its private urban aircraft, the Antelope. The startup has recently come out of stealth mode and attended DroneX and the AIRTAXI World Congress earlier this month. Bellwether is now beginning to showcase its... Read more

Vertical Aerospace collaborates with Heathrow on future of UAM

Vertical Aerospace collaborates with Heathrow on future of UAM

25-Oct-2021Source: Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace (“Vertical”), the global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation, announces a collaboration with Heathrow Airport to explore how Vertical’s VA-X4 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle could operate from Heathrow by the mid-2020s. The agreement between Heathrow and Vertical is a significant milestone for Britain’s zero-emissions aviation industry. Both... Read more

Munich Airport International partners with Urban-Air Port®

Munich Airport International partners with Urban-Air Port®

25-Oct-2021Source: Munich Airport International

Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI) and Urban-Air Port® Ltd (UAP), announced today that they will collaborate in developing eVTOL ground infrastructure and airport operations that facilitate the vertical take-off and landing of electric air taxis expected to be operational by the middle of the decade. Coupling MAI’s world leading airport knowledge and operational experience with... Read more

Volocopter Joins Osaka Roundtable to Bring UAM to Japan

Volocopter Joins Osaka Roundtable to Bring UAM to Japan

22-Oct-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), has joined the Osaka Roundtable, an institution eager to bring UAM to one of the busiest cities in Asia. As part of the engagement, the German eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) developer also committed to fly during the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai. Together with long-term partner... Read more

Japan Airlines and Avolon partner on eVTOL ride-share operations

Japan Airlines and Avolon partner on eVTOL ride-share operations

21-Oct-2021Source: Avolon

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, and Japan Airlines (‘JAL’), announce a partnership to commercialize zero-emissions eVTOL aircraft in Japan. Avolon, through its investment and innovation affiliate Avolon-e, has formed a strategic partnership with JAL to identify and target local partners and customers, infrastructure requirements, certification, and a range of commercial models to introduce one... Read more

Lilium teams with ABB for eVTOL charging infrastructure

Lilium teams with ABB for eVTOL charging infrastructure

14-Oct-2021Source: Lilium

ABB E-mobility and Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), positioned to be a global leader in regional electric air mobility, have announced plans for ABB to provide the charging infrastructure for Lilium’s high speed regional air network, scheduled for commercial launch in 2024. Lilium has announced planned launch networks in Florida, Germany, and Brazil. As part... Read more

Eve and Avantto to develop eVTOL ops in Brazil and Latin America

Eve and Avantto to develop eVTOL ops in Brazil and Latin America

11-Oct-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility, LLC, an Embraer company, and Aviation Management Services – Serviços Aeronáuticos Ltda. (“Avantto”) have signed a Letter of Intention and today announced a partnership aimed at developing the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in Latin America. This partnership includes an order for 100 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL)... Read more

Spanish National Police explore use cases for eVTOL with EHang

Spanish National Police explore use cases for eVTOL with EHang

11-Oct-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it collaborates with the Spanish National Police to explore potential use cases for AAVs in emergency and security missions. At yesterday’s Press Day of Expodronica at World Air Traffic Management Congress, EHang made the... Read more

VFS Reaches 160 Corporate Members

VFS Reaches 160 Corporate Members

8-Oct-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports that it has continued to experience record growth, propelled largely by the continued expansion of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) / advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft developments around the world.  As of Oct. 1, 2021, a total of... Read more

UK CAA announces eVTOL safety consortium 

UK CAA announces eVTOL safety consortium 

6-Oct-2021Source: UK CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has established an international consortium of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) industry leaders and aviation experts. The group, which was announced at the HeliTech Expo today (5 October 2021) in London, will consider the safety challenges that need to be solved to allow eVTOL aircraft and drone taxis to... Read more

Honda’s vision for 2030 includes expansion into eVTOL

Honda’s vision for 2030 includes expansion into eVTOL

5-Oct-2021

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. introduced the technology development direction the company is currently pursuing for the challenges Honda is taking on in new areas while leveraging its core technologies. This direction leads to the fulfillment of Honda’s 2030 Vision of serving people worldwide with the “joy of expanding their life’s potential.” Honda Takes on Challenges... Read more

Bristow partners with Eve to develop eVTOL AOC

Bristow partners with Eve to develop eVTOL AOC

30-Sep-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility, LLC, an Embraer company, and Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in vertical flight solutions, announced today a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to develop an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) for Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The partnership will develop an Urban Air Mobility (UAM)... Read more

Brazilian operators to purchase or lease up to 250 VA-X4 eVTOL

Brazilian operators to purchase or lease up to 250 VA-X4 eVTOL

30-Sep-2021Source: Avolon

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces a partnership with Gol, Brazil’s largest airline and Grupo Comporte, Brazil’s leading transport operator, to commercialise an eVTOL ride sharing platform in Brazil. Avolon, Gol and Grupo Comporte will collaborate to identify and target local partners, infrastructure and certification requirements across a range of commercial models, launching one... Read more

European Rotors reaches 135 exhibitors

European Rotors reaches 135 exhibitors

27-Sep-2021Source: European Rotors

With 135 registered exhibitors, EUROPEAN ROTORS in Cologne (16 to 18 November) is well on course to become the largest helicopter and VTOL event this year. But not only the vast array of exhibitors’ innovations, services and products are likely to meet with an interested audience, the conference programme also has plenty of highlights in... Read more

Archer rings NYSE opening bell as stock listing opens

Archer rings NYSE opening bell as stock listing opens

27-Sep-2021Source: Archer

Archer (NYSE: ACHR), a leading developer of eVTOL aircraft, celebrated the completion of its business combination with Atlas Crest Investment Corp. and listing on the NYSE with the ceremonial ringing of the NYSE opening bell. Archer’s story has been one of pragmatic planning, incredible teamwork and a relentless dedication to always moving forward. Because of... Read more

Marubeni Corporation explores eVTOL in Japan with 200 aircraft option

Marubeni Corporation explores eVTOL in Japan with 200 aircraft option

27-Sep-2021Source: Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace (“Vertical”), a leading British eVTOL manufacturer which is pioneering the transition to carbon free aviation, announced that Vertical and Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”), a leading Japanese integrated trading and investment business conglomerate have reached an agreement to explore sustainable, emissions free Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) travel solutions, focused on the application of Vertical’s flagship... Read more

Bristow orders 50 eVTOL aircraft from British manufacturer Vertical

Bristow orders 50 eVTOL aircraft from British manufacturer Vertical

23-Sep-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of vertical flight solutions to government and civil organizations, and Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd (“Vertical”), a British engineering and aeronautical business pioneering zero-emissions aviation, announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the two firms will cooperate on the certification, operational planning and potential purchase... Read more

Bristow to order up to 100 eVTOL from Eve

Bristow to order up to 100 eVTOL from Eve

23-Sep-2021Source: Bristow

Eve Urban Air Mobility, LLC, an Embraer company, and Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in vertical flight solutions, announced today a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to develop an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) for Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The partnership will develop an Urban Air Mobility (UAM)... Read more

Bell to showcase Nexus Air Taxi at Smithsonian exhibition

Bell to showcase Nexus Air Taxi at Smithsonian exhibition

22-Sep-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Bell Nexus Air Taxi will be on display in the new Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building (AIB) “FUTURES” exhibit coming this fall. The Bell Nexus Air Taxi, which made its public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, is Bell’s futuristic electric vertical... Read more

Urban-Air Ports partners with Hyundai to create 65 eVTOL hubs

Urban-Air Ports partners with Hyundai to create 65 eVTOL hubs

22-Sep-2021Source: Urban-Air Ports

UK start-up Urban-Air Port has announced a partnership with the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group to develop the blueprint and foundations for Urban Air Mobility infrastructure to meet the growing demand for autonomous airborne drones and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger vehicles. The goal is to meet the growing demand... Read more

Australia considers drone noise regulations

Australia considers drone noise regulations

22-Sep-2021Source: Australian Government

RPA, commonly referred to as drones, are an emerging and innovative technology being used around the world. Drones have a diversity of applications including in the agricultural sector, emergency services, infrastructure inspections and surveys, surf lifesaving, delivery of medical supplies, aerial photography and commercial delivery just to name a few. There are currently no internationally-mandated... Read more

Embraer’s Eve partners with Helipass to expand UAM ops in France

Embraer’s Eve partners with Helipass to expand UAM ops in France

22-Sep-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Helipass, SAS, announced a new collaboration to accelerate and deploy electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also known in the market as EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft), across France and Europe. The partnership aims to fly Eve’s electric aircraft for a total of 50,000 flight hours per year. This... Read more

Urban Aeronautics secures $10M for CityHawk eVTOL

Urban Aeronautics secures $10M for CityHawk eVTOL

20-Sep-2021Source: Urban Aeronautics

Urban Aeronautics, the Israel-based aerospace company behind CityHawk, the advanced, compact eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle) with a distinct, wingless exterior and patented fully-enclosed Fancraft™ rotor system, today announced the first $10 million towards their next round. The added funds come after the latest successful test flights for the company’s tech demonstrator in early July, showcasing the CityHawk’s... Read more

CAE partners with Beta Technologies for eVTOL pilot and maintenance training

CAE partners with Beta Technologies for eVTOL pilot and maintenance training

16-Sep-2021Source: CAE

CAE announced that BETA Technologies (BETA) selected CAE as its partner of choice to design and develop its pilot and maintenance technician training program for the ALIA eVTOL aircraft. CAE will leverage its decades of training expertise to develop a full suite of innovative, digitally integrated curriculum and courseware solutions for the aviation workforce of... Read more

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman join forces on rotorcraft UAS opportunities

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman join forces on rotorcraft UAS opportunities

16-Sep-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman announce their intention to jointly pursue opportunities in the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) domain. Drawing on Leonardo’s expertise in rotorcraft and Northrop Grumman’s capabilities in advanced aeronautics and next generation autonomous uncrewed aerial systems, the companies will focus on jointly addressing global opportunities in the VTOL... Read more

Samad Aerospace completes first CTOL flight of 50% scale e-Starling

Samad Aerospace completes first CTOL flight of 50% scale e-Starling

14-Sep-2021Source: Samad Aerospace

Cranfield based UK technology startup, Samad Aerospace, has reached a major milestone with the successful conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) flight test of the company’s 50% scale fully electric aircraft, the Starling, moving towards vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). Samad’s Starling project aims to commercialise the world’s first e-VTOL hybrid aircraft. Samad’s CEO, Dr Seyed... Read more

SkyDrive partners with Osaka Prefecture on eVTOL in Japan

SkyDrive partners with Osaka Prefecture on eVTOL in Japan

14-Sep-2021Source: SkyDrive

SkyDrive Inc. (headquartered in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo; Tomohiro FUKUZAWA, CEO) is proud to announce that it has signed a partnership agreement with the Osaka Prefectural Government (Governor: Hirofumi YOSHIMURA) and the Osaka City Government (Mayor: Ichiro MATSUI) for the practical application of its flying cars1 in Osaka. Together we will promote the development of science... Read more

FAA approves Archer certification basis

FAA approves Archer certification basis

8-Sep-2021Source: Archer

Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”), a leading developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft has been actively engaged with the FAA through its Center for Emerging Concepts & Innovation and the Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office to develop the airworthiness and environmental requirements necessary for full certification of its eVTOL aircraft. Archer is pleased... Read more

Archer to collaborate with USAF on flight testing

Archer to collaborate with USAF on flight testing

7-Sep-2021Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”), a leading developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, announced an agreement with the USAF to establish a collaborative strategy to explore the technical readiness and suitability of Archer’s eVTOL aircraft for USAF purposes. As Archer continues its work towards achieving FAA Type Certification of its eVTOL aircraft, flight... Read more

Joby and NASA partner to measure EVTOL noise

Joby and NASA partner to measure EVTOL noise

2-Sep-2021Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (“Joby” or “the Company; NYSE:JOBY”) this week became the first company to fly an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign. NASA’s AAM National Campaign is designed to promote public confidence in emerging aviation markets, such as passenger air taxis, through flight... Read more

EP Systems Powers Archer’s Maker eVTOL Demonstrator

EP Systems Powers Archer’s Maker eVTOL Demonstrator

31-Aug-2021Source: EP Systems

EP Systems is powering Archer Aviation’s Maker eVTOL demonstrator vehicle with its VersaPower battery system. EP Systems’ legacy VersaPower battery family has laid the foundation for its next generation EPiC technology. Its compact, high-performance design has allowed EP Systems to take lessons learned and optimize its features into the brand new EPiC product line for... Read more

Bristow working with Electra.aero on hybrid-electric eSTOL

Bristow working with Electra.aero on hybrid-electric eSTOL

26-Aug-2021

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of vertical flight solutions to government and civil organizations, and Electra.aero, Inc. a pioneering developer of clean and efficient aviation technology solutions, today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) and Purchase Agreement under which the two... Read more

HyPoint to develop hydrogen fuel cells for Piasecki helicopters

HyPoint to develop hydrogen fuel cells for Piasecki helicopters

26-Aug-2021Source: HyPoint

HyPoint, the company developing zero carbon-emission turbo air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell systems for aviation and urban air mobility, today announced that it has entered into a multi-phase collaborative development agreement with Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC), a pioneer in advanced rotorcraft and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) platforms and technologies, for the development and certification of a hydrogen fuel... Read more

Archer Expands Business Leadership Team

Archer Expands Business Leadership Team

26-Aug-2021Source: Archer Aviation

California-based Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer” or the “Company”), a leading Urban Air Mobility company and developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, announced two new hires: Tosha Perkins, who has joined the company as Chief People Officer and Andy Missan, who has joined as Chief Legal Officer. In her role, Perkins will manage hiring... Read more

Dufour publishes spec of Aero3, its tilt-wing eVTOL

Dufour publishes spec of Aero3, its tilt-wing eVTOL

26-Aug-2021Source: Dufour Aerospace

Dufour Aerospace published specification details on the Aero3, its flagship product. The Aero3 is a VTOL tilt-wing aircraft that will combine exceptional space, load and range for various transportation missions including most of today’shelicopter applications. This piloted, multi-purpose hybrid aircraft is a successor to the unmanned demonstrator aircraft test flown by Dufour Aerospace since 2020.... Read more

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