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The AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ), which provides new mobility developers access to a testing ecosystem, resources, and partnerships essential to comprehensively test, scale, and commercialize new technologies, has now announced a partnership with Ericsson Routes, a company that provides maps of cellular connectivity strength. With this partnership, AllianceTexas hopes to provide users of the Mobility Innovation Zone with the...

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SkyDrive announced on April 27th an agreement that was reached in March with the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to base the type certification for the company’s flying car on the JCAB Airworthiness Inspection Manual (AIM) Part II. The certification basis applies to the SkyDrive SD-05, a two-seat flying car...

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Archer has announced the formation of an advisory panel between its company and United Airlines. The advisory panel will advise Archer on operational objectives as well as the establishment of ongoing maintenance programs for their eVTOL fleet. After Archer’s SPAC merger last year with United Airlines as a major investor, it is expected that United will purchase 200 Archer eVTOL...

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Having recently dialed up work on its Airbus CityAirbus eVTOL aircraft, Airbus has now announced a partnership with ITA Airways, a premier airline in Italy, to begin exploring the creation of urban aerial mobility services in the country. Above: The Airbus CityAirbus NextGen, featured with potential ITA Airways branding The new partnership between ITA and Airbus will ‘identify strategic use...

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LCI, a large and highly established aircraft leasing company, has placed an order for 50 of Beta Technologies’ all-electric ‘Alia’ eVTOL aircraft, with options to purchase up to 125 aircraft in total. LCI is a major aircraft leasing company that offers helicopters and airliners to commercial aircraft operators. As a subsidiary of Libra Group, clients of LCI include British Airways,...

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Urban-Air Port has just opened a transport hub for air taxis, eVTOLs, and drones at the Westminister Car Park in Coventry. The “Air-One” hub will allow manned and unmanned vehicles to take off and land at the world’s first vertiport, but only through the summer, after which it will be redeployed in a new location. Above: Urban-Air Port’s vertiports are...

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VoltAero’s Cassio 1 testbed, a heavily modified Cessna 337 Skymaster, with the company’s proprietary electric-parallel hybrid propulsion unit will exceed the total distance flown of 10,000 kilometers with this aircraft’s upcoming flights to and participaint in Germany’s AERO Friedrichshafen general aviation show. Cassio 1 – which is equipped with the 600-kilowatt full-power version of VoltAero’s electric-parallel hybrid propulsion unit for...

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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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Wisk, the Bay Area air taxi company backed by Boeing and Kitty Hawk, recently had the opportunity to share its vision with Anderson Cooper on an episode of 60 Minutes. The nationwide televised episode also revealed that the newest iteration of Wisk’s eVTOL aircraft – the vehicle for which Wisk plans to obtain type certification from the FAA – will...

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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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Wisk Aero, the Bay-Area California based Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, is partnering with Skyports to integrate autonomous, electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations at vertiports and other ground-based infrastructure. The partnership marks a significant milestone as a collaboration between a vertiport developer-operator and an autonomous eVTOL developer in the U.S. While AAM services will initially launch with...

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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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