Graham Warwick



Fifth eVTOL developer joins Uber’s aerial ridesharing program
Uber has added a fifth electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) vehicle developer to its Elevate aerial ridesharing program, announcing a partnership to develop Jaunt Air Mobility’s Reduced Rotor Operating Speed Aircraft (ROSA).
Boeing’s passenger eVTOL prototype crashes during flight test 
Boeing’s full-scale Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV) electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) prototype crashed earlier in June during unmanned flight testing at subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences in Manassas, Virginia.
Volocopter details approach to urban air mobility in white paper
German startup Volocopter says its multicopter electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxi can offer the majority of inner-city and airport shuttle services in more than 90% of its Top 100 target cities.
US startup Ampaire begins test flights of electric regional aircraft
US startup Ampaire has begun flying a testbed for its electric propulsion conversion for regional aircraft.
NASA seeks demos of electric propulsion for commercial aircraft
NASA is assessing industry proposals for flight demonstrations of electrified aircraft propulsion systems with the goal of rapidly maturing the technologies for use in commercial transports that could enter the fleet by 2035.
Bombardier, Longview finalize Q series program deal
The de Havilland name has returned to aircraft manufacturing with completion of the $300 million sale of the Dash 8 program by Bombardier to Canada’s Longview Aircraft Capital.
Air-taxi services could face a lack of urban infrastructure 
The looming question is: If we build it, will they come?
An Ehang Falcon delivery drone lands autonomously
Full-automated drone deliveries begin in China
Beijing-based international express delivery company DHL-Sinotrans has launched a full automated drone delivery service under a strategic partnership with autonomous aircraft developer Ehang.
Airbus, Siemens end collaboration on hybrid-electric E-Fan X
First flight of the Airbus E-Fan X hybrid-electric regional aircraft demonstrator has slipped into 2021, from 2020.
Bombardier posts 2019 1Q loss and declining revenue 
After warning on April 25 that its results would miss their targets this year because of challenges in its rail unit, Bombardier revealed revenue for the first quarter down 13% to $3.5 billion. Full-year revenue is now projected at $17 billion, a reduction of $1 billion.
Bombardier’s plant sales will further reduce its airliner business 
Bombardier has announced plans to divest its aerostructures businesses in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Morocco and to form an integrated Bombardier Aviation unit with manufacturing operations in Canada, Mexico and the US.
FAA’s drone program sees medical service startups 
With less than 18 months of FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP) left to run, officials involved are hopeful the effort will result in a framework of repeatable processes for approving complex drone operations in US national airspace.
Startup launches on-demand helicopter service in Manila 
Citing traffic congestion in the capital city, a startup has launched a helicopter ridesharing service in Manila, Philippines.
Wing receives FAA’s first certificate for drone deliveries 
The first air carrier certificate for a commercial drone delivery service in the US has been awarded by the FAA to Wing, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet.
Airbus reports A220 integration on track 
Integration of the former Bombardier CSeries program into Airbus is progressing well, the head of Airbus in Canada said. “We will deliver more aircraft in the second half of the year than we did in the first half as we continue to ramp up,” said Philippe Balducci, CEO of the Airbus-led partnership that now builds the narrowbody airliner as the A220.
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