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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Vertical Aerospace has announced that it has confirmed delivery slots and the commitment of associated pre-delivery payments with American Airlines in a company press release this week. Above: Vertical Aerospace’s VX4 eVTOL featured with American Airlines’ branding. American Airlines has reserved delivery slots for the first 50 VX4 aircraft of its initial conditional pre-order of up to 250 aircraft, with...

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Volocopter has partnered with Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to launch a VoloCity public exhibition including free guided tours in the Lion City. This is Volocopter’s first exhibition to feature its commercial air taxi model in Asia, and the company’s first-ever long-term exhibition to open its doors to the public anywhere in the world. Starting August 2022, Volocopter will...

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Aerial mobility will take a large part in Farnborough International Airshow 2022, as companies such as Boeing, Airbus, Vertical Aerospace, Lilium, and more will be in attendance to showcase their technology. The airshow, which occurs July 18-22 at the Farnborough airport in the UK, will be a landmark opportunity after a three year COVID induced hiatus for companies, consumers, and...

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Vertical Aerospace has partnered with E-One Moli Energy Corp (aka Molicel) to provide high-performance battery cells for its upcoming VX4 eVTOL aircraft. Molicel is an industry leader in high-power lithium-ion cells, already with clients such as NASA and Williams Advanced Engineering. Above: Vertical Aerospace’s VX4 eVTOL, expected to achieve certification by 2024 Vertical Aerospace’s eVTOL aircraft has been in development...

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Overair, Inc. and Toray Composite Materials America have announced a strategic collaboration for utilization of Toray’s advanced prepreg system in Overair’s Butterfly eVTOL prototype program. Above: Rendering of Overair’s Butterfly eVTOL prototype with Toray T1100/3960 carbon fiber/epoxy prepreg. The prepreg provides high stiffness and strength for the prototype’s airframe and propulsion units. The airframe of Overair’s Butterfly eVTOL prototype utilizes...

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EVE management participated in ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on May 10, 2022 by ringing the opening bell in celebration of the public listing. The common stock offering opened at an initial market price of $10.28 and, as of now, trades at approximately $6.60. Since the public listing, EVE has continued its strategic expansion efforts, announcing partnerships...

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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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Lilium, the German company behind the world’s first eVTOL jet, has announced that it will partner with Astronics for its aircraft’s secondary power distribution system. Above: Image of Lilium’s eVTOL jet prototype, propelled by 36 ducted fans While technology by Lilium will distribute power for the propulsion of the Lilium Jet, the secondary system from Astronics will convert high voltage...

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Skyfly, based in the United Kingdom, has announced the ‘Axe’, a two-seater personal use eVTOL capable of flying up to 200 miles while still fitting in a two-car garage. The Axe is currently being offered at approximately £150,000. Above: Skyfly’s axe ready to fly in a pilot owner’s driveway The Axe is unique in that although it has fixed-wing, its...

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Since 2020, Diehl Aerospace and Volocopter have partnered on the development of avionics for Volocopter’s VoloCity eVTOL aircraft. The two companies will now expand the scope of their partnership to include the development of optical and energy management components of these avionics. Diehl Aerospace is a joint venture of the German Diehl Group and the French Thales Group. It currently...

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Archer Aviation Inc. announced that based on the recent successes seen in its Maker flight testing program it is confident it will achieve its goal of flying full transition flights with Maker by year end. Archer is conducting multiple tests weekly as it progresses through Maker’s flight test campaign.  According to the Company’s press release, the work the team put...

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Iris Automation shared late last week that the company will be hosting a BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) sUAS demonstration in conjunction with the University of Nevada Reno / Nevada Autonomous program, and UAV pioneers Censys Technologies that will outline the technological progress occurring that’s enabling this type of operation. Autonomous AAM aircraft will require effective BVLOS technology in...

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In the latest announcement of airline eVTOL orders, Kenya Airways subsidiary, Fahari Aviation, has signed a letter of intent for 40 Embraer EVE eVTOL aircraft. It is expected orders will begin in 2026. The two companies will also partner on the market development of aerial mobility in Kenya and conduct studies on the use of cargo drones. Allan Kilavuka, Group...

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