EHang Debuts Long Range VT-30 AAV at Jiuzhou Airport

EHang made the debut of its long-range dual-seat passenger-grade AAV VT-30 at the Jiuzhou Airport in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, before the upcoming 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as the Zhuhai Air Show. The VT-30, was officially released this year in May, and is the first in EHang’s product suite that is …

Bristow Group orders up to 150 eVTOL Aircraft from EmbraerX and Vertical Aerospace

Bristow Group is one of the world’s leading operators of helicopters provided for government and civil organizations worldwide, oil and gas customers needing offshore transportation, and search and rescue aircraft support. Its current fleet includes approximately 240 of the helicopter industry’s most modern aircraft, providing services in areas like Africa, the Americas, Australia, and several …

Sonin Hybrid’s First Responder Drone

With a different kind of air response multicopter, Atlanta-based drone manufacturer Sonin Hybrid has unveiled a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) designed to be used by medical first responders. While many eVTOL companies have been announcing manned aircraft that can act as medical emergency response vehicles, Sonin-Hybrids UAV represents one of the first non-manned solutions, which …

Airbus Unveils Latest eVTOL Prototype

Earlier this week, Airbus announced its latest iteration of its CityAirbus eVTOL aircraft, CityAirbus NextGen. The next generation prototype is the product of several years of development and incorporates lessons learned from the company’s earlier prototypes, including Vahana and CityAirbus. “We are on a quest to co-create an entirely new market that sustainably integrates urban …

Iris Automation Partners with Doosan Mobility

Iris Automation announced last week that Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) is now a partner to work on the integration of its Casia detect and avoid (DAA) system with DMI’s family of hydrogen powered systems and drones. The joint solution will enable DMI’s clients to operate safer advanced missions like beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and accelerates the Korean manufacturer’s …

Archer Aviation Goes Public on NYSE

Archer Aviation has now become the third air taxi company to be listed publicly since August 2021 after successfully completing a merger with Atlas Crest Investment Corp, a SPAC. Archer now can be found in the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACHR. According to Brett Adcock, co-founder and co-CEO of Archer, “Completing …

Hyundai Partners with Urban-Air Port for 65 Air Mobility Infrastructure Hubs

After beginning to develop their urban vertiport concept in collaboration with Volocopter in 2018, the UK-based architecture firm Small has grown its initiative into Urban Airport Ltd, which has now partnered with Hyundai to bring 65 of their urban vertiport-hubs to 65 locations worldwide. Over the past year, Urban-Air Port has steadily increasing its involvement …

Lilium Lists on the Nasdaq, Completes Business Combination with Qell Acquisition Corp

Another giant in aerial mobility has gone public this week; Lilium has announced that it has completed its business combination with Qell Acquisition Corp, a publicly listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The transaction was approved by Qell’s shareholders on September 10, 2021, during a Special Meeting in which more than 98% of the votes …

Paragon VTOL to Implement Fleet of 50 Air Taxis in Brownsville, TX

Paragon VTOL Aerospace, lead innovators in vertical takeoff and landing technology (VTOL), continue to make forward strides for intra-city transport, committing to 50 VTOLs for urban air taxi movement in Brownsville, Texas to begin in 2025. This commitment, momentous for the City of Brownsville, would enable the city to continue innovative and forward strides, reaching the next level …

Becker Avionics Partners with Iris Automation on Enhanced UAV Safety Systems

Becker Avionics and commercial drone safety innovator, Iris Automation announced on September 8th that they have entered into a strategic partnership to increase the situational awareness of general aviation pilots and advance uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) safety. The two companies will jointly develop a non-required safety enhancing equipment system to detect and warn pilots of nearby, potentially threatening …

Samad Aerospace Commences VTOL Flight Tests for E-Starling eVTOL

Samad Aerospace continues to display progress of their E-Starling eVTOL aircraft, with its VTOL operations now having been announced to be fully functional. As of now, Samad’s development has been centered around their half-scale prototypes of the E-Starling, which has undergone various flight testing. While conventional flight was displayed back in March 2021, Samad Aerospace’s …

Skycharge Electric Airplane Charger Approved by EASA

Skycharge, an organization founded by Green Motion and electric aircraft maker Pipistrel, has just become the world’s first OEM-independent electric airplane charger to be approved by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Pipistrel and Green Motion officially began their partnership last year, when they announced that they would collaborate to create a charging system infrastructure …

Blade Air Mobility to Acquire Trinity Air Medical, Enters Organ Transportation Business

Blade, one of the leading aerial mobility operators, has announced it will acquire Trinity Air Medical next week for a price of $23 million USD. The acquisition unlocks a niche vertical for revenue for Blade as they feel out various use cases for aerial mobility. Trinity, a nationwide, multi-modal organ logistics and transportation company, has …

Archer Receives Certification Standards Approval in G1 Issue Paper from FAA

Archer announced on September 7th that the G-1 Issue Paper it had previously submitted to the FAA, which establishes the airworthiness and environmental requirements necessary to achieve FAA Type Certification has been approved and signed, enabling Archer to move further down the runway towards its goal of obtaining an FAA Type Certification for its eVTOL aircraft. …

Joby and NASA Collaborate to Measure Noise Footprints

Joby’s electric air taxi, which has recently swept the market through multiple large fundraising rounds, a successful IPO, and an acquisition of Uber Elevate amongst others, has now announced that they have become the first company to fly an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign. The …