SkyDrive ranked first at the Startup World Cup Japan Regional competition, which took place in Tokyo, Japan on July 21, 2022. SkyDrive is a manufacturer of aerial mobility aircraft in Japan and is currently engaged in the development of a compact, two-seating electric-powered flying car with plans for full-scale production. The company aims to begin air taxi service during the...

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VerdeGo Aero, one of the world’s only companies specializing in hybrid-electric aerospace propulsion systems, has announced a $12M Series A round led by RTX Ventures (Raytheon Technologies). The funds raised will go towards the acceleration of new hybrid-propulsion technologies. Above: VerdeGo Aero’s VH-3 Hybrid Power plant Founded in 2017 by the grandson of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, VerdeGo is on...

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Vertical Aerospace has announced a partnership with Babcock International an aerospace, defense and security company to explore new applications of for its VX4 eVTOL aircraft. The VX4 has proven demand in the passenger transportation markets from established airline customersincluding Virgin Atlantic, aircraft lessors such as Avolon, and helicopter and tourism operators such asBristow and Iberojet. With today’s announcement, Vertical and...

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Lilium, developer of the all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) Lilium Jet, has signed an agreement with AAP Aviation Group to develop an eVTOL network in Scandinavia. Under the agreement, AAP Aviation intends to purchase 40 Lilium Jets and collaborate with Lilium to identify and develop landing sites in the Scandinavian countries, starting with Norway. Together, AAP Aviation and Lilium...

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Mayman Aerospace, developer of an optionally-piloted, single-seat, high-powered VTOL utility aircraft, recently unveiled a prototype of its ‘Speeder’ at the 2022 Draper Venture Network CEO Summit in Northern California. Above: A flight-ready prototype of the speeder was recently showcased at the 2022 Draper Venture Network CEO Summit in Northern California The Speeder by Mayman Aerospace is features eight small jet...

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EHang announced that its EH216 AAV has successfully completed a demo flight tour across 4 cities in Japan in July and expanded its footprint for the first time into the Kansai region, Kyushu region and Shikoku region after its demo flights in Okayama and Fukushima cities last year. On July 18th, EH216 made an appearance on the ceremonial day marking...

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Elroy Air has announced that Bristow Group, one world’s leading helicopter operators for government and civil organizations, has signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 100 of Elroy’s Chaparral hybrid eVTOL cargo aircraft. Abov: Rendering of an Elroy Air Chaparral aircraft in employment of Bristow Group Bristow Group has over seven decades of experience in moving cargo for...

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On day 4 of the Farnborough Airshow this year, EmbraerX’s Eve, which has recently made major strides in developing its eVTOL aircraft, unveiled a mockup of the aircraft’s cabin configuration. “This mock-up brilliantly materialises the cabin concept we have been co-creating with potential users for years. We recently received feedback from our advisory board, and now we will be able...

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Supernal and Electric Power Systems, Inc. (EP Systems) have announced a partnership to accelerate development and production of safe, lighter-weight, and certifiable eVTOL vehicle batteries. The emerging industry leaders formalized their agreement during a ceremony held at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA), resulting in the first vehicle partnership for Supernal. Supernal also displayed its eVTOL vehicle cabin concept at the FIA (Exhibit Hall...

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Joby Applies for UK Aircraft Certification

18 July 2022 || 3 min read

Joby Aviation announced late yesterday that it has formally applied for its revolutionary aircraft design to be certified for use in the United Kingdom. While Joby is currently pursuing the “type certification” for its aircraft with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) and expects the U.S. to be its first operating market, this application will allow Joby’s U.S.-based certification to...

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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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