Australia Proposes Vertiport Design Standards

By Graham Warwick Dec 01, 2022
The initial proposed guidance covers the design specifications for vertiports supporting piloted eVTOLs flying visual operations only.
Advanced Air Mobility

Skyports to Develop Vertiports With Latin American Airport Group

By Ben Goldstein Dec 01, 2022
The partners will share best practices for design concepts and evaluate which of 53 Latin American airport sites may be most ripe for vertiport deployment.
Advanced Air Mobility
United Airlines Invests In Battery Maker To Decarbonize Ground Ops
United Airlines is looking ahead to electrification of its ground operations.
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Airbus Focuses On Batteries To Enable Hybrid-Electric Architecture

By Thierry Dubois Nov 30, 2022
Airbus has signed a partnership agreement with car manufacturer Renault to improve the technology for batteries.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Airbus Eyes 50% Emissions Cut With Rotorcraft Demonstrator

By Tony Osborne Nov 30, 2022
Airbus Helicopters hopes demonstrator can prove out technologies to reduce their carbon emissions by 50%.
Emerging Technologies

Europe Adopts Strategy For Widespread Drone Use

By Graham Warwick Nov 30, 2022
Another foundation has been laid for advanced air mobility in the EU with the adoption of the European Drone Strategy 2.0.
Advanced Air Mobility
Plan Unveiled For U.S.-Canada AAM Flight Corridor
Canadian vertiport startup VPorts and the U.S.-based Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance have announced an agreement to establish a corridor for electric aircraft connecting Mirabel, Canada, and Syracuse Hancock International Airport in New York.
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Eve Partners With Vertiport Developer Bluenest

By Graham Warwick Nov 30, 2022
Embraer spinoff Eve Holdings has added a potential customer for its urban air traffic management (UATM) solution—Vertiport developer Bluenest, which will use the low-altitude air traffic control software to support future vertiport automation systems.
Advanced Air Mobility

AAM Briefs

Aviation Week Staff Nov 29, 2022
EHANG is to participate in the EU-funded SAMVA project to implement the EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) space-based augmentation system in AAM vehicles to enhance integration into U-space low-altitude airspace.
Advanced Air Mobility

Opinion: There Will Be Blood: Dissecting eVTOL Business Models

By Kevin Michaels Nov 29, 2022
Aspiring operators of electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicles are about to run into the cold, hard reality of economics.
Business Aviation

Israel Expands Drone Pilot Program To Include eVTOLs

By Graham Warwick Nov 29, 2022
A second phase of Israel’s National Drone Initiative is to include demonstrations that could pave the way for passenger-carrying electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxis in urban areas.
Advanced Air Mobility

SkyDrive Signs MOU For 100 eVTOLs For Potential Use In Vietnam

By Garrett Reim Nov 29, 2022
SkyDrive of Japan has signed a memorandum of understanding with investor Pacific Group for up to 100 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for potential use in Vietnam.
Advanced Air Mobility

H3 Flies Distributed Hydrogen Propulsion

By Graham Warwick Nov 29, 2022
Singapore-headquartered H3 Dynamics is flight testing its distributed hydrogen-electric propulsion nacelle technology on a small uncrewed aircraft in Bretigny, France.
Advanced Air Mobility

Startup Licenses Battery Safety Technology

By Graham Warwick Nov 29, 2022
The weight of lithium-ion batteries is increased, and their energy density degraded, by the need to build in protection to prevent the short-circuit of a cell damaged in a crash causing an uncontained fire.
Advanced Air Mobility

Europe Completes Two Rounds Of Scaled Flight Demonstrator Testing

By Graham Warwick Nov 28, 2022
The goal of the project is to demonstrate that a scale model that mimics the dynamics of a full-size aircraft can be used as a viable and competitive means of investigating the behavior of new designs.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NASA Extends Study Of Hydrogen-Fueled Single-Aisle Airliner

By Graham Warwick Nov 28, 2022
The Center for High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft is developing and maturing technologies for a 180-seat airliner powered by liquid-hydrogen (LH2), fuel cells and lithium batteries.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Sustainable Airline Evia Eyes Full Energy-To-Flight Value Chain

By Graham Warwick Nov 28, 2022
The company is pursuing a strategy of owning the complete value chain—from generating renewable energy at airports to providing scheduled regional flights with zero-emission aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

NATA Establishes Committee On AAM

By Carole Rickard Hedden Nov 28, 2022
NATA's membership of fixed base operators, airports and Part 135 operators have questions about how to prepare for the arrival of AAM.
Advanced Air Mobility

Ampaire Wins $9 Million Award To Speed Hybrid System To Market

By Garrett Reim Nov 23, 2022
Ampaire has received a $9 million award from the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy to accelerate the development, certification and market launch of the company’s hybrid-electric propulsion system, the AMP-H570.
Advanced Air Mobility

FAA Takes Step Toward eVTOL Operating Rules

By Graham Warwick Nov 22, 2022
The FAA has taken the first rulemaking step toward enabling commercial operations with electric vertical takeoff and landing air taxis, proposing a rule that would update air carrier definitions to add powered-lift aircraft operations to the regulations.
Advanced Air Mobility

AAM Briefs

Aviation Week Staff Nov 22, 2022
Albers Aerospace is to provide engineering and manufacturing services valued at $5 million to Maryland startup HopFlyt to develop the Vortex channel-wing eVTOL as a Group 5 military uncrewed aircraft designed to carry a 1,000-lb. useful load 500 nm at 200 kt.
Advanced Air Mobility

Ampaire Flies Hybrid-Electric Caravan, Targets 2024 Certification

By Graham Warwick Nov 18, 2022
Ampaire has flown the first Cessna Caravan converted to hybrid-electric propulsion. 
Advanced Air Mobility

Lilium To Seek Additional Funding For eVTOL Development

By Graham Warwick Nov 18, 2022
German electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) startup Lilium plans to raise an additional $119 million.
Advanced Air Mobility

Surf Air Ends SPAC, Plans Direct Listing

By Graham Warwick Nov 17, 2022
U.S. regional aviation provider Surf Air Mobility has abandoned plans to list publicly through a merger with a blank-check company and has instead filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a direct listing.
Advanced Air Mobility

Archer Unveils Midnight Production Vehicle

By Garrett Reim Nov 17, 2022
Startup says it is on track to be among the first eVTOL companies to launch service.
Advanced Air Mobility