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JetZero, an aerospace company based at Long Beach Airport, has secured a sizeable $235 million award from the Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit. This funding injection is set to launch the development of their blended wing body (BWB) aircraft, which aims to improve on current aerospace offerings to the aviation industry by significantly reducing fuel consumption, emissions, and noise...

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In a groundbreaking collaboration, EMED Group, a leading healthcare logistics provider to the National Health Service (NHS), and Skyports Drone Services, a drone logistics and monitoring company, have successfully concluded a proof-of-concept initiative aimed at revolutionizing medical courier services. The four-week trial, conducted in partnership with the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), showcased the potential of...

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AEROFUGIA, in collaboration with lead investor TH Capital and co-investors, announces the successful culmination of its inaugural round of strategic financing. The strategic partnership also involves a landmark agreement with Sino Jet, positioning AEROFUGIA as the principal electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) provider for Sino Jet. The CEO of AEROFUGIA, Guo Liang, and Sino Jet’s General Manager of Strategy...

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Archer Aviation has just closed a series of investments from Stellantis, Boeing, and United Airlines totally $215M in new equity investments. This accompanies a finalized settlement between Archer and Boeing-owned Wisk to resolve the federal and state court litigation between the parties on undisclosed terms. Simultaneously, the parties have entered into a collaboration that looks forward to the growth and...

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LaunchPoint announced earlier this week the inauguration of its new, state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in Goleta, California. LaunchPoint is an aerospace electric power generation company that aims to apply their technologies to an array of advanced electric aerospace applications. Nestled amidst Goleta’s thriving tech and engineering hub, and in close proximity to the University of California, Santa Barbara, the expanded corporate...

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ZeroAvia has announced a pivotal partnership with Surcar Airlines, a newly established airline with a vision to revolutionize flights in the Canary Islands. The collaboration seeks to introduce environmentally friendly air travel to the region through the deployment of ZeroAvia’s cutting-edge ZA600 hydrogen-electric engines. Surcar Airlines, backed by investors including Nordic Seaplanes, plans to reshape the aviation landscape in the...

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The Commercial UAV Expo 2023 is introducing an Advanced Airspace Summit this year. Taking place on September 6, 2023, at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, this summit aims to create a pathway between crewed and uncrewed aviation, fostering trust and collaboration within the airspace community. Jeremiah Karpowicz, Group Editorial Director at Diversified Communications, underlined the importance of building trust across...

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London-based Skyports Drone Services has introduced Speedbird Aero as its latest aircraft partner for the Orkney I-Port operation. The partnership between these two industry-leading companies promises to improve drone delivery and logistics projects globally, starting with the Orkney I-Port initiative in partnership with Royal Mail, Orkney Islands Council Harbour Authority, and Loganair. Speedbird Aero, a Brazilian drone manufacturer, will contribute...

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Last week at EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh, WI, light eVTOL aircraft developer Opener unveiled its Early Access Program (EAP), a crucial step towards market readiness and successful commercialization of the BlackFly. The EAP not only allows early BlackFly owners to embark on adventures but also gathers valuable feedback from participants to enhance the overall customer experience. CEO Ken Karklin...

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SkyDrive announced its collaboration with Avidyne Corporation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 airshow last week. SkyDrive has selected Avidyne’s Quantum Open Avionics Platform to equip its SKYDRIVE eVTOL aircraft, bringing advanced technology and safety to their vision of future urban transportation. SkyDrive aims to make urban air mobility accessible to everyone, envisioning a future in which eVTOL becomes a part...

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Wisk has successfully flown its fifth-generation eVTOL, Cora at this week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. The event marks the companies first pubic autonomous demonstration of its anticipated eVTOL air taxi. The flight, which included two runway passes and a vertical to wingborne flight maneuver, lasted 4 minutes and carried no passengers. “The final portion of the flight it came back...

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Ampaire Inc., a pioneer in hybrid electric aircraft systems, has recently announced the acquisition of Talyn Air Inc.’s assets. Talyn Air, known for its innovative electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft systems, will now join forces with Ampaire to drive further profitable growth and explore attractive opportunities in adjacent defense, drone, and eVTOL markets. This strategic acquisition will not...

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In a significant move towards transforming urban mobility in Vietnam, SkyDrive Inc., a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft manufacturer, and CT UAV JSC, a subsidiary of CT Group in Vietnam, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and agreed on a pre-order of up to 100 SkyDrive eVTOL aircraft. The SKYDRIVE is a three-seat electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, designed to...

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Eve and Embraer have announced this week that their first eVTOL production facility will be located in the city of Taubaté, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Subject to the final authorities’ approval, the manufacturing plant will be situated on a designated portion of land within Embraer’s existing unit in the city that will be expanded. The site benefits...

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Ribbit, a cargo airline startup specializing in autonomous flight technology, has secured a significant contract worth $1.3 million with Transport Canada and Innovative Solutions Canada. The contract will facilitate the testing of self-flying aircraft in remote regions, with the aim of addressing logistical challenges faced by northern communities and businesses. Ribbit has already completed over 200 hours of hands-free flight...

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