Month: July 2019

Kuwait Airways Signs MoU With PAL-V

07 July 2019 || 3 min read

The Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) and Dutch firm PAL-V have signed a memorandum of understanding for KAC to provide maintenance services of PAL-V’s Liberty in the Middle East.  The MoU was signed by PAL-V CEO Robert Dingemanse and KAC Deputy CEO Abdul Halim Zaidan, at a ceremony attended by KAC Board Chairman Yousif Abdul Hameed Al-Jassem, Netherlands Ambassador to Kuwait...

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The Alauda Airspeeder is a single seater recreational eVTOL that can fly at speeds up to 124mph. On July 4th, an unmanned prototype of the speeder took to the skies at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex, UK. Watch the Alauda video here. The vision of start-up Alauda Racing is to build “a world-beating flying sports car for sale...

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The European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has published its special condition regarding the development and certification process for VTOL aircraft. The announcement clarifies some of the questions surrounding the required level of certification and safety in the development process for VTOLs, especially ones intended for usage in urban air mobility.  The condition, opened for public consultation in October 2018,...

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Voltaero Begins Phase Development Testing

02 July 2019 || 3 min read

John Botti, former CTO of Airbus, has taken the next step forward in developing his hybrid electric airplane. The test aircraft will fly on full hybrid-electric propulsion by the end of the year. Voltaero, founded by former CTO of Airbus John Botti, is making the Casio hybrid electric aircraft (mockup seen above). The company has been developing the Cassio since...

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