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Jaunt Air mobility, which a few years ago was one of Uber Elevate’s network partners, has since been growing its own urban air mobility business, and is working to develop its aircraft and aerial ridesharing service. Jaunt has selected L&T technology services, a manufacturing, engineering, and product development and operations firm, to manufacture Jaunt’s ‘Journey’ eVTOL aircraft. L&T is already...

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Joby has announced that it will host the 2022 Elevate Summit on October 12th and 13th in Brooklyn, NY. The summit will provide an opportunity for the entire aerial ridesharing ecosystem to come together to discuss progress in the sector; with attendees ranging from city officials and land developers to supply chain partners, the investment community, and other aircraft manufacturers....

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EHang announced on April 11 that it has secured the largest pre-order to date for passenger grade AAV’s in Asia. This new strategic partnership between EHang and Prestige Aviation will greatly advance the rollout of aerial mobility services in Indonesia, and EHang’s UAM technology would be able to contribute to the Indonesian new capital Nusantara’s Smart City initiative. The pre-order from...

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Volcopter, the German-based eVTOL manufacturer, has completed its first flight of Volocity. The VoloCity will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) by the company since its founding. Volocity is propelled by 18 rotors, with redundancy in all critical systems, a low noise signature and a rigid commitment to the inner-city mission. According to Volocopter, “the VoloCity will...

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Adding another organizational layer to its aerial mobility efforts, CAAM, the Canadian Air Mobility Consortium, has now added the Canadian Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Aviation (CARTAMS) to its partner list. CAAM was first launched in October of 2020, in order to bring together stakeholders in the future of aerial mobility in Canada including eVTOL developers, infrastructure developers,...

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LIFT Aircraft Co. announced on April 7th that it was recently awarded a Phase 3 contract through the United States Air Force’s Agility Prime Program to continue experimentation and flight test efforts around HEXA, LIFT’s all-electric, single-seat eVTOL aircraft. Since 2020, LIFT Aircraft has conducted flight testing with the support of the US Air Force under a Phase 2 Small...

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HyPoint, a growing expert in providing hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion solutions to all kinds of upcoming aircraft including long-range eVTOLs, has recently announced a partnership with Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories to greatly increase hydrogen fuel storage capacity on its partnered aircraft. Image: HyPoint’s website highlights the types of aircraft that could use its hydrogen fuel-cell solutions HyPoint has been working for several years...

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Lilium has grown from Germany to Spain ahead of the next phase of flight testing of its Phoenix 2 technology demonstrator in the country. The testing will be based out of Spain’s ATLAS Flight Test Center. According to a company press release, Lilium plans to expand the flight envelope of the aircraft through full transition and high-speed flight. These developments...

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FedEx Express is teaming up with California Bay Area-based Elroy Air, the company building an end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system. As a first of its kind agreement in the U.S., FedEx Express will develop plans to test Elroy Air’s Chaparral autonomous air cargo system within the company’s middle-mile logistics operations, moving shipments between sortation locations....

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Blueberry Aviation, a global commercial aircraft and helicopter specialist, and Dufour Aerospace, a Swiss eVTOL company, announced on April 4th that they’ve signed a global partnership agreement. Under this agreement Blueberry Aviation will provide marketing advisory and placement support to Dufour Aerospace. Blueberry Aviation will be Dufour’s privileged partner for helicopter trade-in and will set up financial tools to fund...

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German logistics and aviation holding Zeitfracht Group and its subsidiary German Airways will be among the first companies worldwide to commercially deploy drones in logistics. In a joint letter of intent with the German manufacturer Wingcopter, the companies have agreed to purchase 17 Wingcopter 198 delivery drones and acquire options to order an additional 115 drones in two further tranches...

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Aiming to fulfill its vision of building a comprehensive Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) ecosystem, Hyundai’s subsidiary Supernal has announced that it will be developing a longer range, hydrogen-powered short take-off and landing aircraft in addition to the SA-1 eVTOL that is already in development. Many companies the world over are beginning to realize the potential of distributed electric propulsion technology...

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On 21 March 2022, Volocopter became the first eVTOL developer to conduct both crewed and remotely piloted test flights in France. The crewed flights were part of a week-long urban air mobility (UAM) test campaign that will give Volocopter and its partners – Groupe ADP and RATP Group – key insights for subsequently launching the UAM industry in time for...

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The Port of Rotterdam announced on March 25th the rollout of airspace and procedures after a market consultation for parties that can support the U-space prototype. In their press release announcing the airspace deployment, the Port of Rotterdam stated that “increasing the operational safety of manned and unmanned traffic in the port area is one of the main motivations. Improving...

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After receiving a Military Flight Release (MFR) and airworthiness approval from the U.S Air Force in May of last year, Beta Technologies’ Alia aircraft has now taken its first military crewed demonstration flight, which was flown by two Air Force test pilots over two hours of total flight time across Lake Champlain. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not allow...

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