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NASA employees conducted a full scale crash test of an eVTOL late last year at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia. The eVTOL was developed by RVLT (Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology) as part of advancing NASA’s Advanced Aerial Mobility Initiative. The full size mockup was hoisted into the air then released and swung forward, followed by impact with the ground....

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The FAA released a statement on January 7th detailing an agreement with the Korean Civilian Aviation Safety Authority (KOCA) to accept the respective nation’s airworthiness approvals, test procedures and pilot qualifications, along with a variety of other related aerial mobility activities. The agreement states that Korea and the United States intent to work together to sustain an equivalent level of...

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Coming out of this year’s CES 2023 conference, Archer Aviation has announced an expanded partnership with Stellantis for the production of their eVTOL model, Midnight. Stellantis will work with Archer to stand up Archer’s recently announced manufacturing facility in Covington, Georgia at which the companies plan to begin manufacturing the Midnight aircraft in 2024. This unique partnership in the urban...

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ASKA eVTOL to debut at CES 2023

06 January 2023 || 3 min read

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is known to be the most influential tech event in the world. This year, the event will be held from January 5th-8th in Las Vegas, Nevada and will highlight the latest transformative technologies, including vehicle technology, artificial intelligence, digital health and smart home tech, as well as new categories: NFTs, food tech, space tech and...

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As the year is coming to an end, both EHang and Eve are ending strong with a fresh round of capital from key investors. On 12/23, EHang announced a $10M USD investment and strategic partnership with Qingdao West Coast New Area, one of China’s national new areas in Shandong province. This partnership comes with a potential additional investment of $10M...

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The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted a permit to fly for ZeroAvia’s Dornier 228 aircraft, which has been retrofitted with its prototype hydrogen-electric powertrain. ZeroAvia secured the permit to fly following an extensive ground testing campaign and a rigorous review of the full development program. It means that ZeroAvia, the leader in zero-emission aviation, can now begin the...

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Salt Lake City, UT based Altaport shared on December 20th the completion of their vertiport automation system (VAS) platform which will facilitate the future of travel by automating ground infrastructure operations at airports, heliports, and vertiports. Altaport’s platform controls a range of activities on behalf of ground infrastructure managers, including resource management and scheduling, ground movement safety monitoring, passenger management,...

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AIR ONE Achieves Transition Flight

25 December 2022 || 4 min read

The AIR ONE, a two-seat eVTOL capable of flying up to 100 miles on all-electric power, has officially completed its first flight in which it transitioned from hover to forward cruise. This is a major milestone for the company, as it proves out the aircraft’s designed capabilities as a personal aerial mobility vehicle. On December 18th, the Israeli startup AIR...

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Chinese Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, EHang, announced that the EH216 AAV has completed its maiden flight by the Spanish National Police (“SNP”) at the National Academy of Police in Ávila, Spain, to initiate its trial operations by SNP in Spain.  The public maiden flight ceremony was attended and witnessed by distinguished guests and officials from the Spanish...

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Ampaire has won a $150,000 Phase 1 award from NASA under its Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. The award is for the High Efficiency Powertrain for Hybrid Aircraft (HEPHA) project. The new AMP Drive AMP-H270 Configuration for smaller aircraft features distributive propulsion technology and can serve multiple markets. The Phase 1 award will fund sizing, architecture and other analytical...

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Air New Zealand has unveiled plans to have its first zero emissions demonstrator flight – either cargo or passenger – take to the skies from 2026. The airline chose Eviation, Beta, VoltAero, and Cranfield Aerospace to participate in the partnership. A combination of electric, green hydrogen, and hybrid aircraft, these partners will work alongside Air New Zealand over the coming years to focus on...

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Joby Completes First Half of FAA System Reviews

17 December 2022 || 3 min read

As part of its journey to Type certification, Joby’s eVTOL needs to undergo four system reviews, two of which have now been successfully completed. Joby Aviation, one of the forerunners of the eVTOL movement, has now announced another milestone in its journey to fully certify its electric eVTOL aircraft with the FAA. As Joby moves forward with Type Certification, it...

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Lilium has expanded into the UK market with eVolare by signing a binding contract which includes pre-delivery payment for up to 20 Lilium eVTOL aircraft. This partnership includes a firm commitment for 10 Lilium Pioneer Edition Jets, with an option to purchase an additional 10 Lilium Pioneer Edition Jets later on. eVolare, a subsidiary of Volare Aviation, is one of...

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VerdeGo Aero recently accepted delivery of concentrated sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Avfuel Technology to qualify the fuel for use in the VerdeGo’s VH-3-185 hybrid electric powerplant.  The use of Avfuel’s concentrated SAF to power electric motors enables hybrid-electric aircraft to quickly achieve a 70 – 80% lifecycle reduction in carbon emissions compared to conventional propulsion. According to VerdeGo, this configuration creates...

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Near Earth Autonomy, a company developing autonomous flight systems for new and existing aircraft, has received the Innovator of the Year award from the Pittsburgh Technology Council, where the company is based. Above: Kaman Aerospace’s K-Max Helicopter, recently integrated with autonomous systems from Near Earth Autonomy Near Earth Autonomy is a growing leader in autonomous flight technologies. As the company...

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