Eviation On Track For All-Electric Alice Completion
Despite pandemic-related supply chain disruption, the redesigned Eviation Alice is in final assembly ahead of first flight by year-end.
jack.freifelde… Wed, 10/20/2021 - 08:00
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Assembling Alice

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5G Could Enhance GNSS Signals For Urban Air Mobility

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
The European Space Agency and UK air navigation service provider NATS are exploring whether 5G cellular communications technology could help to provide a resilient positioning capability for uncrewed air systems. 
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Engineers Envision Hydrogen Regional Aircraft Of Future

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
European engineering services company Akka Technologies has unveiled its concept for a zero-emission regional aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Asset Manager Amedeo Backs Aura’s Electric Regional

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Aircraft finance and asset management company Amedeo has entered a strategic partnership with Aura Aero that includes a letter of intent to purchase 200 of the French startup’s planned 19-seat ERA hybrid-electric regional aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Cobra Gunship’s Firewatch Mission Ends

By Tony Osborne Oct 19, 2021
The U.S. Forestry Service has retired its Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopters used for the aerial supervision of firefighting operations.
Aircraft & Propulsion

XPeng Affiliate Secures Funding For Electric Fly/Drive Vehicle

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Backed by Chinese electric car maker XPeng, startup HT Aero has reached agreement to raise more than $500 million to develop an integrated flying and driving vehicle.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Israeli Startup Targets Consumer eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
A central tenet of Uber’s Elevate vision for urban aerial ride sharing was that this is commercial air transport—aircraft owned by airlines and flown by professional pilots plying between vertiports.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
Rising Prices, Used Bizav Aircraft Demand To Continue, IADA Says
Used business aircraft prices have increased 20% to 30% due to historically low inventory and a backlog of new aircraft orders, an International Aircraft Dealers Association survey of its dealers shows.
andy.savoie@av… Tue, 10/19/2021 - 00:24
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UP.Partners Targets Future Mobility With New Fund

By Graham Warwick Oct 18, 2021
With investors including Alaska Air Group, UP.Partners has closed a $230 million early stage venture capital fund dedicated to supporting companies enabling future mobility.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
VoloDrone Finds A Home, On A Trailer
Germany’s Volocopter has partnered with Austrian commercial vehicle manufacturer Schwarzmuller to develop a mobile takeoff and landing platform for the VoloDrone electric unmanned cargo aircraft.
andy.savoie@av… Thu, 10/14/2021 - 20:33
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Opinion: Gulfstream Cements Market Dominance With G400 And G800

By Richard Aboulafia Oct 14, 2021
Enabled by cash from parent defense prime General Dynamics, the market leader is poised to maintain its dominance for many years to come.
NBAA

Reliable Raises Funds To Advance Autonomous Cargo Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Oct 14, 2021
Reliable Robotics has raised an additional $100 million in funding to continue development of its remotely operated aircraft system for cargo and passenger aircraft.
Emerging Technologies

Tamarack Aerospace Doing New Tests for King Air Performance Smartwing

By James Albright Oct 14, 2021
The King Air installation adds an additional 6-8 ft. of wingspan.
NBAA

AutoFlight Unveils Chinese eVTOL Air Taxi

By Graham Warwick Oct 13, 2021
China’s AutoFlight debuted its planned V1500M electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi at Airshow China 2021 in Zhuhai at the end of September.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Plug Power Teams With Airflow, Airbus On Hydrogen

By Graham Warwick Oct 13, 2021
Fuel-cell developer and green-hydrogen producer Plug Power has announced partnerships with both Airbus and startup Airflow to bring zero-emission hydrogen propulsion to aviation.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Leidos Reveals Artemis Proposal For Guardrail Fleet Replacement

By Steve Trimble Oct 13, 2021
Leidos is offering the Bombardier Challenger 650 as a fleet replacement or contractor-operator service for the U.S. Army’s RC-12X Guardrail Common Sensor. 
AUSA 2020

Where Next for Business Aircraft?

By Graham Warwick Oct 13, 2021
The long-range and large-cabins market is where the money has been for business aircraft OEMs, the most lucrative and resilient sector.
NBAA

Diamond Launches Electric Training Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Oct 13, 2021
The first announced application for EP Systems’ EPiC lithium-ion battery module, the eDA40 is designed for use as an electric circuit trainer.
Emerging Technologies

Podcast: Why BizAv is Hot Again

Oct 13, 2021
Aviation Week editors gather in Las Vegas to talk about the buoyant mood at 2021 NBAA-BACE and COVID-19’s silver lining for the business aviation industry.
NBAA
VoloDrone Delivers In DB Schenker Logistics Demonstration
Volocopter and logistics company DB Schenker conducted the first public demonstration of the VoloDrone heavy-lift unmanned cargo aircraft at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg on Oct. 12.
andy.savoie@av… Tue, 10/12/2021 - 20:45
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Bombardier And Signature Expand Services Collaboration

By Lee Ann Shay Oct 12, 2021
A new Bombardier-Signature Flight Support memorandum of understanding, unveiled on Oct. 12, expands their cooperation.
NBAA

NBAA-BACE News In Brief Oct. 12

By Ben Goldstein Oct 12, 2021
A roundup of announcements at NBAA-BACE: Day One
NBAA

Bombardier’s Challenger Conundrum

By Graham Warwick Oct 12, 2021
One straight line runs through Bombardier’s journey through the aviation business: the Challenger large-cabin business jet.
NBAA

Xwing And Textron Team Up For Autonomous Flight Plan

By Guy Norris Oct 12, 2021
Textron Aviation and Xwing signed agreement to accelerate integration of autoflight technologies into existing/future aircraft.
NBAA

Bombardier Highlights Challenger 3500 At NBAA-BACE

By Molly McMillin Oct 12, 2021
Bombardier kicked off NBAA-BACE with the announcement of the launch customer for the Challenger 3500.
NBAA