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Joby Aviation, the Santa-Cruz based leader in aerial mobility, has announced that it has received airworthiness certification for its second pre-production prototype, having achieved this on its first aircraft in late 2020. This second aircraft was pushed through the certification pipeline in order to accelerate Joby’s pre-production flight testing timeline during 2022. The new aircraft received both an FAA Special...

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French startup MACA unveiled its revolutionary Hybrid Carcopter S Eleven flying vehicle at CES this week. The company’s public display employed augmented reality to demonstrate the capabilities of the autonomous aircraft, almost exactly one year after the following “teaser” video was released: The S Eleven is a racing purpose-built vehicle designed to reach a top speed of 155mph and has room for...

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EHang announced last week that it has partnered with Guangzhou Development District Communications Investment Group Co., LTD, GDDCI, to jointly launch the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center at the Innovation Park in Huangpu District, Guangzhou, China. The Experience Center is designed and developed as a location with all the necessary infrastructures for EHang AAVs under the 100 Air Mobility...

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2021 Highlights in Aerial Mobility

02 January 2022 || 5 min read

This year presented a strong showing for aerial mobility with numerous acquisitions, first flights, infrastructure/legislative deals, and massive orders. Heading into the New Year, expect to see market leaders continue pushing towards commercialization of their eVTOL ambitions and increasing public support for safe and sustainable urban aerial mobility. Here were some of this year’s top stories: #5: GM Unveils eVTOL Concept...

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UK-based aerial mobility company Bellwether Industries has begun flight testing of a half-scale prototype of their Volar eVTOL, and will soon release footage. For now, the aircraft is intended for private ownership, and is meant to serve infracity urban travel needs. Bellwether in particular emphasizes the importance of performance, a compact profile, city adaptability, an enclosed propulsion system, and environmental...

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Designed to seat 5, the ATEA features in-wing lift rotors and a flight range of over 250 miles (400+ kilometers). Ascendance’s aircraft uses a custom hybrid propulsion system to achieve a range of over 250 miles (400+ Kilometers). Ascendance was co-founded in 2018 by Jean-Christophe LAMBERT, Benoit FERRAN, Clément DINEL and Thibault BALDIVIA, who together have 26 years experience working...

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Throughout the last month, Kawasaki Heavy Industries has conducted, and now successfully completed, proof-of-concept (PoC) testing for unmanned cargo transport via its K-RACER-X1 unmanned vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft and delivery robot. PoC testing was purposefully conducted to solve societal issues such as labor shortages in the logistics industry. In the demonstration that can be viewed below, a delivery robot...

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At CES® Unveiled (Jan. 3) and CES 2022 (Jan. 5-8), SkyDrive, a Tokyo-based aero tech startup, will demonstrate its ultra-light and compact flying vehicle. Designed to vertically take off and land with superb stability, this emission-free electric vehicle enables fast and safe door-to-door transportation anywhere, including uses for emergency rescue. SkyDrive recently tested and approved its design for flight, and...

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Eve has entered into a business combination agreement with Zanite Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company focused on the aviation sector. Upon closing of the transaction, Zanite will change its name to Eve Holding, Inc. and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol, “EVEX” and “EVEXW.” Embraer S.A. will remain a majority...

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With this latest agreement, Sydney Seaplanes has ordered 50 Eve aircraft from Embraer, and has furthered Sydney’s progress towards 100% electric flight in tourism and commuter flights. Sydney Seaplanes, the largest seaplane operator in Australia, has made a massive commitment to the future of Sydney’s aviation by placing a pre-order for 50 of EmbraerX’s ‘Eve’ eVTOLs, and by partnering with...

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Archer Aviation’s ‘Maker’ eVTOL demonstrator aircraft has completed its first successful hover flight. The flight marks the completion of the company’s first full and complete systems test and validation of every hardware and software component working as intended to move the aircraft into the air. The flight test was completed at 10.30am PT on 16 December and also resulted in...

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German drone delivery company Wingcopter has secured its next investment from SYNERJET Corp, a leading business aviation specialist in Latin America, with operations in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Panama, and Guatemala. The new funding follows recently announced investments from Japan-based DRONE FUND as well as UBER co-founder Garrett Camp’s Expa. SYNERJET has made the investment shortly after joining Wingcopter’s Authorized Partner Program (WAPP),...

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Alauda Aeronautics, creator of the high speed single-seater racing eVTOL that will be used in Airspeeder’s upcoming Grand Prix ‘flying car racing’ series, has officially established a manufacturing site for its racing aircraft. In Adelaide, South Australia, a production facility for Alauda’s racing eVTOL aircraft will soon be built. For the location, Alauda has chosen the Australian Space Park, a new...

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Overair has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bristow Group Inc. The two companies plan to collaborate on the development of the Overair Butterfly‘s commercialization plans. Bristow has pre-ordered 20 to 50 Butterfly aircraft and both companies will work together to develop an operations development framework focusing on vehicle design considerations, key performance parameters, FAA...

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Vertical Aerospace is slated to join Joby, Archer, and Lilium as the fourth eVTOL company to go public this year via SPAC merger. Subject to shareholder approval and the satisfaction or waiver of other closing conditions, Broadstone Acquisition Corp. expects to complete its previously announced business combination with Vertical Aerospace, raising at least $300 million in gross proceeds. Ahead of the December 16 shareholder...

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