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Skyports, an urban eVTOL vertiport developer that has made progress in Paris and in drone delivery operations in several countries, has now announced a partnership with Park25, a major parking structure network in Japan. Meanwhile, Jetex, a company providing a major network of private aviation FBOs throughout the globe, has announced a partnership with urban eVTOL developer Volocopter. Above: An...

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Lilium’s Phoenix 2 technology demonstrator has achieved transition from hover modes to fully winge-borne flight, the company said this week in a press release. The first of it kind in the eVTOL space, Lilium has now successfully demonstrated a transition from hover to winged cruise with its eVTOL jet. Before this announcement, the Lilium jet had moved forward through the...

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On Monday, May 30th, Beta Technologies’ all-electric Alia aircraft completed a 1,400-mile journey from Plattsburgh International Airport in eastern New York to Bentonville, Arkansas, making only seven charging stops along the way. The full 1,400 mile journey of the Alia, which is an all-electric, VTOL aircraft capable of carrying four passengers plus a pilot, took place over seven days. Each...

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Lilium, the Munich-based eVTOL developer, has selected Aernnova, a leading aerospace component manufacturer, to collaborate on the Lilium Jet’s propulsion mounting system. A propulsion mounting system or “flap”, the structure that forms the rear part of the wings and front aerofoils, is one of the Lilium Jet’s major components, producing lift by interacting with airflow from the engine. It also...

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Surf Air Mobility announced on May 18th signature of contracts with magniX, a leader in electric aviation propulsion, and AeroTEC, a premier aircraft development and integration company, to develop and certify hybrid and fully-electric powertrains for new and existing Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. These hybrid and fully-electric aircraft will be designed to reduce operating costs and emissions and greatly improve...

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Joby Aviation, a prime eVTOL air taxi developer in the U.S, has officially received its Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the FAA (Federal Aviation administration). This certification allows Joby to conduct commercial operations, once its aircraft is fully certified. Joby’s announcement of Part 135 Certification, announced on May 26th of 2022, comes in ahead of schedule, as it was...

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In an effort to attract talent and technology from independent innovators and startups, Embraer has launched the Energia Initiative. Energia is a family of all-electric, hybrid, and hydrogen fuel-cell aircraft which Embraer will develop in collaboration with outside organizations and innovators. This week, Embraer announced it has completed its first in-person consortium with independent innovators interested in advancing aerospace technologies....

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Lilium has partnered with Honeywell and DENSO, who will co-develop and manufacture the Lilium Jet’s electric motor (e-motor) that will power the Lilium Jet’s engines. Honeywell is already developing the Lilium Jet’s avionics and flight control systems and has been invested in Lilium since 2021. The Lilium e-motor is a proprietary, high-performance system, on which Lilium, DENSO and Honeywell teams...

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VoltAero announced the launch of a fractional ownership program in Europe on May 18th, opening new sustainable air mobility opportunities with its family of Cassio aircraft powered by the company’s unique electric-parallel hybrid propulsion system. VoltAero will announce this new opportunity at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, in conjunction with the opening of initial expressions of...

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German delivery drone developer company Wingcopter has signed an agreement with Continental Drones Ltd, a subsidiary of a larger holdings group, to bring over 12,000 delivery drones to the African Continent in order to both improve existing supply chains and create entirely new ones. Header image from Continental Drones’ website Over the last several years, Wingcopter has become one of...

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Joby Aviation has announced that its full-size pre-production aircraft has successfully demonstrated its revolutionary low noise profile, following acoustic testing completed with NASA. Following analysis of the data obtained over two weeks of testing as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign, Joby’s aircraft was shown to have met the revolutionary low noise targets the Company set for itself....

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A new player on the eVTOL market, TCab Tech, has announced that its eVTOL prototype is now conducting test flights in which its aircraft makes full transitions from vertical flight to horizontal cruise. Above: Rendering of TCab Tech’s E20 eVTOL, with room for four passengers With a similar design to Joby Aviation, EmbraerX’s Eve, Airbus, Archer and other top eVTOL...

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German drone delivery company Wingcopter announced on May 11th that the Federal Aviation Administration has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks an important milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter’s flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S. With the Airworthiness Criteria, the FAA defines technological requirements under title 14, Code...

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Airbus has selected MagicaLL, a company that develops electric motors specialized for flight, to provide propulsion motors for Airbus’s CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL. Above: A mockup of the Airbus CityAirbus NextGen. In this image, several of the electric motor locations can be seen along the wings and tail wing of the aircraft. While other companies making electric motors for aviation do...

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As eVTOL creators across the country continue flight tests, certification remains a question at large for stakeholders in the industry. This week, the FAA released new guidance on eVTOL certification within existing regulatory framework. Under Part 23 certification (the standard for most general and business aviation air transport vehicles under 9 passengers), eVTOL will be categorized as powered-lift aircraft. In...

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