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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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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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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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AIRO Group Holdings, Inc. (AIRO) today announced that it has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. In October of 2021, Jaunt Air Mobility made an initial announcement that the company was joining AIRO Group as a means of...

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Addressing the next generation of AI-enabled sensing solutions, MatrixSpace announced completion of $10.1M in private investor funding with secured enterprise and government customers in place on August 10th. MatrixSpace is a company that has developed a real-time edge-based sensing with AI. From their recent press release, “MatrixSpace’s ability to combine industry leading sensing, AI edge processing and RF communication in real-time is...

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Joby Aviation has announced an expansion of its existing contract with the U.S. Air Force’s Agility Prime program that increases the contract’s potential value by more than $45 million. Building on more than five years of engagement with defense agencies, the expanded contract leverages Joby’s years of research and technology development and will include new testing to evaluate Joby’s advanced...

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Archer, developer of an fully electric, passenger-carrying eVTOL, announced on August 10th that United Airlines has paid the company a $10M deposit for 100 of its initial production aircraft. In a historic move this week, United Airlines became one of the world’s first major airplanes to make an official pre-purchase of a set of eVTOL aircraft. United originally formed a...

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Blueflite, a new eVTOL company developing mid-size autonomous UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), has awarded a mobility testing grand from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Blueflite’s mid-size UAV concept The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, an organization responsible for business development, job awareness and community development in collaboration with the state government, has created an effort to accelerate the development of electric...

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NASA Signs Space Act Agreement with Zipline

12 August 2022 || 3 min read

NASA recently signed a Space Act Agreement with San Francisco-based Zipline to pursue a future vision of U.S. aviation that includes delivery drones and air taxis. To fully realize this vision, NASA researchers are developing tools and techniques to enable m:N operations – where a small number of humans (m) effectively manage many autonomous vehicles (N). This research includes close coordination with the aviation...

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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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WingTips, a California-based aerial mobility provider, has announced a firm order for 5 of Ampaire’s hybrid-electric propulsion Eco Caravan fixed-wing aircraft, with options for 20 more and expansion plans for around 175 total aircraft. Above: Rendering of Ampaire’s Eco Caravan, able to carry up to 9 passengers and operate without electric charging infrastructure Ampaire’s Eco Caravan is based on the...

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