Category: Vehicles/Manufactures

LIFT Aircraft, developer of a personal electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle based in Austin, announced on Friday that they’ve signed a Letter of Intent with Charm Aviation to bring flight tours to customers in New York City as early as next year. Charm Aviation is one of the largest helicopter operators on the east coast, with a number of...

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Archer has announced plans to ramp up production of its anticipated Midnight production model. According to a company press release, the firm expects to certify Midnight in 2024 and to produce 250 units in 2025. This production rate will increase to 2,000 vehicles annually or 167 per month with plans to produce 500 units in 2026 and 650 units in...

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Magnix Announces Hydrogen Propulsion Development

30 October 2022 || 4 min read

At the NBAA-BACE 2022 aviation conference in Orlando, Florida earlier this month, electric aircraft propulsion developer Magnix announced that it will now begin developing hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion solutions in addition to its current hybrid and all-electric propulsion programs. Above: An image of eViation’s Alice 9-passenger electric aircraft in its first flight, powered by two of Magnix‘s 650-kilowatt electric motors Magnix...

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Lilium, developer of the all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) Lilium Jet, has announced a partnership with GlobeAir. Under the agreement, GlobeAir intends to purchase 12 Lilium Jets to provide premium and business eVTOL flights to its customer base in the French Riviera and Italy. GlobeAir is Europe’s leading and award-winning private jet operator offering on demand charter services to...

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The Port of Rotterdam Authority announced on October 24th that they’ve selected Airwayz as their partner to build the U-Space Airspace prototype for the port industrial complex. The partnership will be over a period of two years in which the U-Space services will be set up and the Airwayz unmanned traffic management (UTM) system will be configured to the ports’...

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Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ampaire, a company developing a family of hybrid-electric aircraft, to develop global resources for electric aircraft support and advancement. Above: Ampaire’s proof of concept aircraft, which already set the record for the longest ever flight by a hybrid-electric aircraft at 1,075 miles Ampaire has been...

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Archer has announced its next generation of eVTOL prototypes and the first candidate for production, Midnight. Following on the success and lessons learned from Maker, Midnight is the company’s first production eVTOL prototype and will be unveiled at an open house event on November 16. Earlier this year Midnight successfully completed its preliminary design review (PDR) and has been selected...

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Toray Advanced Composites has strengthened their commercial partnership with Specialty Materials this October at CAMX 2022. The joint collaboration will improve the supply chain by uniting Specialty’s boron fiber with Toray Composite Materials America’s domestically produced high-strength intermediate modulus carbon fibers T1100G and a variety of Toray Advanced Composites’ resin systems including toughened epoxies, cyanate esters, bismaleimides, and polyimides for...

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Electra Announces Sale of 1,000th eSTOL Aircraft

18 October 2022 || 3 min read

Electric short takeoff and landing aircraft maker Electra announced today that it has signed a letter of intent that brings Electra’s total aircraft orders to over 1,000 aircraft, which the company states is worth approximately $3 billion. The aircraft sale was signed with private air mobility provider Welojets, LLC for 32 electric short takeoff and landing aircraft at the National Business Aviation...

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Delta has announced a massive $60m USD upfront equity investment in Joby with a total investment opportunity for $200 million as the airline hopes to be the first to offer eVTOL services for its passengers. Above: Joby CEO, JoeBen Bevirt and Delta CEO, Ed Bastian In a press release this week, Delta Airlines announced plans to partner with Joby Aviation...

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AT CNBC’s ESG Impact Virtual Conference on October 6th, Mike Leskinen, president of United Airlines Ventures, announced the company’s intentions to fly many 200-mile routes with electric aircraft by the end of the 2020s. These routes will be flown by the ES-30 aircraft from Heart Aerospace, which will be able to carry up to 30 passengers. The ES-30 in development...

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Joby Aviation and Skyports Infrastructure announced they are developing a Living Lab passenger terminal that will enable the two companies to test a variety of technologies and procedures that will help define how passengers experience vertical flight in the future. “Our all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft is set to revolutionize the way we travel in and around cities. Joby...

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Airspeeder completed a first for motorsport and for the developing aerial mobility industry in the salt flats of South Australia last week via completion of their first head-to-head airspeeder eVTOL race. Pilot Zephatiali Walsh beat fellow competitor Fabio Tishcler in a closely contested inaugural EXA race. The aircraft were remotely piloted, and this was the first time two pilots were...

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Wisk has announced the latest generation of its eVTOL aircraft, the 6th in the company’s history. Generation 6, as dubbed by Wisk, will be the first-ever candidate for FAA certification of an autonomous, passenger-carrying eVTOL air taxi and its go-to-market configuration. “In 2010, we set out to find a way to skip traffic and get to our destination faster,” said...

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On October 20th of 2022, Mám Dron Association will hold the Slovak Republic’s first annual professional conference on drones and their use in industry. Topics will include the management of Unmanned Aerial Operations, legislation and safety, UAS applications in industry and services, and research and development. The Drontex conference will bring together representatives of relevant national and European institutions, universities,...

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