Month: May 2022

Airbus has selected MagicaLL, a company that develops electric motors specialized for flight, to provide propulsion motors for Airbus’s CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL. Above: A mockup of the Airbus CityAirbus NextGen. In this image, several of the electric motor locations can be seen along the wings and tail wing of the aircraft. While other companies making electric motors for aviation do...

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As eVTOL creators across the country continue flight tests, certification remains a question at large for stakeholders in the industry. This week, the FAA released new guidance on eVTOL certification within existing regulatory framework. Under Part 23 certification (the standard for most general and business aviation air transport vehicles under 9 passengers), eVTOL will be categorized as powered-lift aircraft. In...

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AIR ONE, the developer of a two-seater eVTOL designed for private ownership and personal use, showcased a full-size prototype of its aircraft at the Kentucky Derby, which took place over the weekend of May 7th, 2022. Above: The AIR ONE eVTOL prototype in a tent hangar at the Kentucky Derby The AIR ONE aircraft, unlike many eVTOLs currently under development,...

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AIR ONE eVTOL and Horse

Adacel Technologies Limited (Adacel) an advanced air traffic management solutions and simulation and training system company, announced on May 3rd the completion of acquisition of a new virtual Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower solution. This important milestone marks Adacel’s entry into the fast-growing virtual ATC tower market. The new system passed Site Acceptance Testing with Estonian Air Navigation Services (EANS)...

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Manta Aircraft and Avionord, a private air transport company highly specialized in medical air transport, have entered into an agreement to field as many as 15 hybrid-electric long-range vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft derived from the Manta Aircraft “ANN” platform in its medical services configuration. Avionord also invests in Manta Aircraft and takes a stake in the company. Deliveries...

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Embraer has concluded a series of experimental flights in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil per a company news release, focused on evaluating new autonomous system technologies in real flight conditions. The goal is to enable safe autonomous operation in complex urban environments. The aerial data collection and real-time evaluation of autonomous flight technologies in urban scenarios used traditional piloted helicopters as...

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Airbus, developer of the CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL, has set up partnerships with governments and other key stakeholders in Germany to soon begin conducting demonstration flights and eventually offer full aerial mobility services between major cities in the area. Above: A CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL travels above the streets of Munich, Germany Earlier this week, Airbus announced the creation of its air...

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The AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ), which provides new mobility developers access to a testing ecosystem, resources, and partnerships essential to comprehensively test, scale, and commercialize new technologies, has now announced a partnership with Ericsson Routes, a company that provides maps of cellular connectivity strength. With this partnership, AllianceTexas hopes to provide users of the Mobility Innovation Zone with the...

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SkyDrive announced on April 27th an agreement that was reached in March with the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to base the type certification for the company’s flying car on the JCAB Airworthiness Inspection Manual (AIM) Part II. The certification basis applies to the SkyDrive SD-05, a two-seat flying car...

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Archer has announced the formation of an advisory panel between its company and United Airlines. The advisory panel will advise Archer on operational objectives as well as the establishment of ongoing maintenance programs for their eVTOL fleet. After Archer’s SPAC merger last year with United Airlines as a major investor, it is expected that United will purchase 200 Archer eVTOL...

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