ABB Will Develop MegaWatt Fast-Charging System

By Carole Rickard Hedden Oct 21, 2021
ABB’s E-mobility unit will develop, test and supply the MegaWatt fast-charging infrastructure required for the quick turnaround times needed for electric aviation.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

MAI, UAP Partner To Provide AAM Ground Infrastructure

By Carole Rickard Hedden Oct 20, 2021
Munich Airport International (MAI) and Urban-Air Port will partner to develop electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing infrastructure and operations based on UAP’s infrastructure technology and solutions.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Rolls-Royce Eyes AAM Aftermarket

By Carole Rickard Hedden Oct 20, 2021
The head of strategy for Rolls-Royce Electrical says as electric aviation develops, so too must the aftermarket services for this new category of aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
MagniX Charges Ahead With Electric Aviation Power Plan
MagniX sees FAA special conditions approval for electric engines for retrofit and new-build as gateway to rapid market growth.
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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

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

The Week In Technology, Oct. 18-22, 2021

By Graham Warwick Oct 19, 2021
Diamond e-trainer; Cyclorotor lifts off; VoloDrone in a truck; Fuel-cell test site; and Airflow power options.
Aircraft & Propulsion

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

Volocopter Demonstrates Delivery, Announces Mobile Platform Effort

By Graham Warwick Oct 18, 2021
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, and followed up by announcing plans for a mobile takeoff and landing platform for the cargo aircraft.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Honda Breaks Into Top 20 Of AAM Reality Index

By Carole Rickard Hedden Oct 18, 2021
Honda made the top 20 list of advanced air mobility vehicle manufacturers in the latest AAM Reality Index rankings, sliding into the 13th position based on plans to build out a mobility ecosystem centered on electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicles. 
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Weekly Debrief: AAM’s Impact On Business Aviation?

By Guy Norris Oct 18, 2021
Developments in electric vertical takeoff and landing and hybrid-powered aircraft continue to gain momentum, and the assertion is that there will be an impact on business aviation. But what is this projected impact going to be? 
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Rothblatt, Dickson Make Splash at NBAA

By Bill Carey Oct 18, 2021
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has bestowed its Meritorious Service to Aviation award to Martine Rothblatt, a pilot and technology entrepreneur who co-founded the company that became SiriusXM radio, then founded biotechnology company United Therapeutics to develop a cure for pulmonary arterial hypertension after her daughter was diagnosed with the condition.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

UK Business Aviation Challenges Will Impact AAM Entry

Oct 15, 2021
The British Business General Aviation Association (BBGA) says business aviation demand has already surpassed prepandemic levels in parts of the UK, but challenges remain, ranging from lingering Brexit-related issues to tackling sustainability.
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.
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Getting The Word Out On Advanced Air Mobility

By Guy Norris Oct 13, 2021
The industry needs to prepare the way for broader public acceptance, say advanced air mobility pioneers at NBAA-BACE.
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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

Who, Where

By Carole Rickard Hedden Oct 13, 2021
Spirit AeroSystems has named Sam Marnick as president of the company’s commercial division.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

NBAA Includes AAM Focus

Oct 13, 2021
This year's National Business Aviation Association annual show in Las Vegas was a major gathering spot for advanced air mobility’s growing community.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation
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.
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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

Who's Where

Oct 12, 2021
Appointments and promotions in the advanced air mobility industry.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Jaunt Air Mobility Agrees To Join AIRO Group

By Ben Goldstein Oct 11, 2021
Jaunt Air Mobility, specialist in electric vertical takeoff and and hybrid-electric aircraft, has agreed to merge with AIRO Group.
NBAA
CycloTech Flies Cyclorotor Technology Demonstrator
Austrian startup CycloTech has begun tethered flight tests of a demonstrator equipped with its cycloidal rotor technology for vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
andy.savoie@av… Mon, 10/11/2021 - 22:42
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