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Dufour Aerospace, a Swiss company developing tilt-wing eVTOL aircraft, has announced a partnership with new Australian firm V-STAR Powered Lift Aviation for eVTOL applications in Australia. Above: Rendering of Dufour Aerospace’s eVTOL on a potential rescue or cargo mission in Australia Australian firm V-STAR Powered Lift Aviation is a newly formed venture by a group of business leaders with significant...

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Skytrans, a regional airline based in Cairns, Australia, has announced that it will purchase and operate up to five of startup Stralis’ new hydrogen fuell-cell powered aircraft, with initial operations expected to begin in 2026. Above: Rendering of a Beechcraft B1900D-HE retrofitted with Stralis’ hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion For its initial aircraft, Stralis will retrofit hydrogen-electric propulsion systems into conventional Beechcraft...

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CASA, the Civil Air Safety board of Australia, recently disclosed their timeline for the advancement of aerial mobility. Companies such as Skyportz in Australia are making moves to be well positioned for the future expansion of some of the aerial mobility use cases defined in the timeline. Pip Spence, CEO of CASA, said of the released white paper: “we brought...

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Skyportz To Develop Vertiports in Australia

23 January 2022 || 3 min read

Skyportz, the Australian eVTOL vertiport developer, has announced plans to expand its footprint in takeoff and landing sites throughout the country. Skyportz, created out of the COVID-19 pandemic, aims to convert lost demand for commercial parking spaces into vertiports. In turn, this would provide potential revenue and business opportunities to real estate investors who would otherwise see dwindling returns in...

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Eve, the Urban Air Mobility Solutions subsidiary of Embraer, has partnered with Nautilus Aviation, a division of Morris Group and Northern Australia’s largest helicopter operator, to accelerate development of the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in Australia. The partnership will introduce Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) into serving some of Queensland’s most iconic tourism locations including the Great Barrier Reef. As part...

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Airspeeder’s Drag Race in Australia

06 November 2021 || 3 min read

Airspeeder, the company famous for developing ‘flying race cars’ that are single-seater quadcopters inspired by Formula One vehicles, has released footage of two of its prototype aircraft in a remotely piloted drag race. The flight demonstrated the competitive capabilities of these lightweight aircraft, and gave the world a sampling what full-scale Airspeeder races will soon look like. Airspeeder has been...

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Airspeeder Racer

Aviation business Microflite and electric air taxi infrastructure start up Skyportz announced a partnership on August 30th to lay foundations for expanded air taxi infrastructure in Australia. Microflite operates Australia’s largest fleet of helicopters, servicing various sectors including tourism, charter, search and rescue, firefighting and pilot training. Skyportz is working with property owners to establish the landing infrastructure required for...

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Microflite Heli Rear

The race will demonstrate the latest advancements in the Airspeeder’s hovering and maneuvering technology, and hopefully boost tourism to Coober Pedy, which has seen visitor numbers plunge during the COVID-19 pandemic. To many it may sound futuristic, but international startup Alauda Racing says it will host a full-scale flying car race in remote South Australia before the end of the year....

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Skyportz is adding properties to begin building landing sites for aerial taxis in Australia. Skyportz, based in Melbourne, Australia is a company dedicated to helping buildings and properties ready themselves for eVTOL air taxis operations. The company’s mission is develop the necessary infrastructure to make aerial mobility a reality. Most recently, Skyportz was joined by Parking Australia, which represents the...

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On Thursday, Uber Elevate finalized the list of potential international locations for its third city of operations of UberAIR. It includes Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, or India. Uber Elevate confirmed last year that its first two cities would be Los Angeles, California, and Houston, Texas. It also announced that it would enter in one international city. On Thursday, Uber shortened...

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Uber Air's eVTOL concept

A PR representative from the company [Ehang] told the Global Times on Sunday that they are pushing test flight cooperation projects for its Ehang 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle with a number of governments, including the US, Dubai and Australia. The fast rise of Chinese-made drones in overseas market is due largely to their cost-effective nature, according to experts. Ke Yubao, executive...

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Ehang 184 Fortune

Applied intelligence company Daedalean announced late last week that they intend to stand up an office in Phoenix, AZ to add to their current offices in Switzerland and Latvia. This move now opens the US office to serve the region of North and South America. The company is naming industry tech and sales veteran Dr. Yemaya Bordain as President of...

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The AIR ONE, a two-seater eVTOL made for private ownership, has completed successful hover tests of a full-scale prototype of the aircraft. Above: A full-scale prototype of the AIR ONE takes flight in northern Israel AIR, an Israeli company, has been developing the AIR ONE for several years, with the vision of ‘Making the Ultimate Freedom of Flying Accessible.’ The...

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The White House on Wednesday held a summit on advanced air mobility, including drones and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The summit, hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), included NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Federal Aviation Administration acting chief Billy Nolen and Joby Aviation (JOBY.N) CEO JoeBen Bevirt. The summit addressed how advanced air mobility...

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Lilium, developer of the all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) Lilium Jet, has signed an agreement with Helity Copter Airlines 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. Helity currently offers helicopter shuttle flights between Ceuta, Algeciras, and Málaga...

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