All posts by Naish Gaubatz

On May 21, after months of rigorous testing, the Jetson team has completed its “first-ever eVTOL commute” with its single-seater eVTOL aircraft. Jetson co-founder Tomasz Patan piloted the Jetson ONE eVTOL as the Jetson team waited for the aircraft’s arrival at the Santa Maria a Monte facility in Tuscany. The eVTOL commute reduced trip time as compared to a car...

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Volocopter shared on Monday, June 20th their plans for attendance at ILA Berlin Air Show – one of Germany’s leading trade shows for the aerospace industry, ongoing from 22-26 June. The first three days are reserved for trade professionals, with viewing available to the public over the weekend on two visitor days (25 and 26 June). The conference is reported to...

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Electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) company, Overair, just announced its most recent funding of $145 million from Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Aerospace, global leaders in ultra-precision communications and aircraft technologies. With this new investment, Overair claims that it remains on track to fly its all-electric experimental prototype in the second half of 2023. “This is a tremendous milestone for our...

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Black & Veatch – a leader in sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy and transportation electrification – and Ampaire announced on Monday that they’ll collaborate on developing airport electrification that supports the electric aircraft requirements of the future. The partnership between Black & Veatch and Ampaire was disclosed via press release Monday, and is quoted to “work to identify and evaluate opportunities...

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On Tuesday, June 7th at the UP.Summit, an annual gathering of leaders in future mobility hosted by investment firm UP.Partners, urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer Volocopter announced that it has achieved another important aerial mobility milestone: its fixed-winged passenger aircraft, the VoloConnect, completed its first flight in May 2022. This accomplishment makes Volocopter the only eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and...

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Eve Holding, Inc., a carve-out from Embraer focused on the development of next-generation Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) solutions, announced that it has chosen Porsche Consulting, Inc. to help define the eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) supply chain, global manufacturing and logistics macro strategy. Considering advanced manufacturing research and innovation, the companies will combine their aeronautic and automotive expertise to...

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Lilium, the Munich-based eVTOL developer, has selected Aernnova, a leading aerospace component manufacturer, to collaborate on the Lilium Jet’s propulsion mounting system. A propulsion mounting system or “flap”, the structure that forms the rear part of the wings and front aerofoils, is one of the Lilium Jet’s major components, producing lift by interacting with airflow from the engine. It also...

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Surf Air Mobility announced on May 18th signature of contracts with magniX, a leader in electric aviation propulsion, and AeroTEC, a premier aircraft development and integration company, to develop and certify hybrid and fully-electric powertrains for new and existing Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. These hybrid and fully-electric aircraft will be designed to reduce operating costs and emissions and greatly improve...

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Lilium has partnered with Honeywell and DENSO, who will co-develop and manufacture the Lilium Jet’s electric motor (e-motor) that will power the Lilium Jet’s engines. Honeywell is already developing the Lilium Jet’s avionics and flight control systems and has been invested in Lilium since 2021. The Lilium e-motor is a proprietary, high-performance system, on which Lilium, DENSO and Honeywell teams...

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VoltAero announced the launch of a fractional ownership program in Europe on May 18th, opening new sustainable air mobility opportunities with its family of Cassio aircraft powered by the company’s unique electric-parallel hybrid propulsion system. VoltAero will announce this new opportunity at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, in conjunction with the opening of initial expressions of...

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German drone delivery company Wingcopter announced on May 11th that the Federal Aviation Administration has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks an important milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter’s flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S. With the Airworthiness Criteria, the FAA defines technological requirements under title 14, Code...

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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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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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Urban-Air Port has just opened a transport hub for air taxis, eVTOLs, and drones at the Westminister Car Park in Coventry. The “Air-One” hub will allow manned and unmanned vehicles to take off and land at the world’s first vertiport, but only through the summer, after which it will be redeployed in a new location. Above: Urban-Air Port’s vertiports are...

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