Beta Technologies

Beta Flies First Electric Aircraft Into Montreal

By Graham Warwick Sep 28, 2023

With cross-border flights by electric aircraft a rarity, Beta says the Alia flight was the first by a fully electric aircraft into Montreal.

Advanced Air Mobility

USAF Buys Charger To Support Beta eCTOL Flight Testing

By Graham Warwick Sep 14, 2023

Beta has been working with AFWerx and Agility Prime for more than three years.

Aircraft & Propulsion

AFWERX To Sign Agreement With FAA To Provide AAM Flight Test Data

By Garrett Reim Sep 08, 2023

The U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX innovation unit plans to sign a memorandum of understanding in October with the FAA to gather flight-testing data for the regulator.

Advanced Air Mobility

Bristow Lands Early Delivery Slots From Elroy Air

By Ben Goldstein Sep 05, 2023

Bristow Group has secured early delivery slots for five of U.S. startup Elroy Air’s Chaparral hybrid-electric VTOL cargo aircraft.

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Beta Climbs To No. 2 Slot In Latest AAM Reality Index

By Ben Goldstein Aug 23, 2023

Beta's surge boosted by production readiness, strong balance sheet and clear path to market for Alia CX-300 electric conventional-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.

Advanced Air Mobility

Bristow Gets First Taste Of Flying Beta’s Electric Alia

By Graham Warwick Aug 23, 2023

Global helicopter operator Bristow has conducted its first test flight in Beta Technologies’ Alia.

Advanced Air Mobility

AAM Manufacturing Sets Path For Next Generation Of Commercial Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Aug 10, 2023

Tier 1 aerospace suppliers see the AAM industry as a way to bridge the business and technology gaps to the next single-aisle airliner.

Advanced Air Mobility

Air New Zealand Moves Closer To Electric Aircraft Decision

By Adrian Schofield Jul 12, 2023

The airline aims to select an aircraft this year to operate commercial demonstration flights in 2026.

Emerging Technologies

Closing Advanced Air Mobility’s Technician Training Gap

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Jul 11, 2023

AAM OEMs are beginning efforts to build technician training standards, but will there be enough time to do that before aircraft certification?

Workforce & Training

Air New Zealand Prepares To Choose Electric Aircraft Vendor

By Adrian Schofield Jun 09, 2023

Air New Zealand CEO Greg Foran says the airline is working to determine which of four shortlisted companies it will choose for an electric aircraft purchase.

Aircraft & Propulsion

Archer Forms Government Advisory Board To Support DOD Relationship

By Ben Goldstein May 10, 2023

Archer Aviation has announced the establishment of a new Government Services Advisory Board, staffed by a cadre of retired military officers.

Advanced Air Mobility

Beta Moves Higher In Latest AAM Reality Index After CTOL Announcement

By Ben Goldstein Apr 11, 2023

Beta Technologies ticked higher in the latest edition of the AAM Reality Index.

Advanced Air Mobility

Sumitomo Mitsui Investment Boosts Rotorcraft Lessor LCI

By Tony Osborne Mar 30, 2023

Helicopter lessor LCI has been bolstered by investment from Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co.

Aircraft & Propulsion

Beta Installs Electric Charging Stations At Georgia Regional Airport

By Ben Goldstein Mar 24, 2023

AGS is a regional airport located 6 mi. southeast of Augusta, Georgia, a midsize city located along the state’s eastern border with South Carolina.

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Beta Takes Conventional-Takeoff-and-Landing Path To Certify eVTOL

By Graham Warwick Mar 23, 2023

Beta plans to certify a CTOL version of its electric aircraft ahead of the VTOL variant.

Advanced Air Mobility

Beta CEO Recounts ‘Tipping Point’ For CTOL Launch

By Ben Goldstein Mar 16, 2023

The seed of the idea for the fixed-wing CX300 was planted in early 2022.

Advanced Air Mobility

AAM Memo: Beta’s Pivot Highlights Attractive Path For ECTOLs

By Ben Goldstein Mar 14, 2023

Manufacturers of electric vertial-takeoff-and-landing vehicles have done a great job in capturing the hearts and minds of investors and the general public.

Advanced Air Mobility

Beta Establishes eVTOL Engineering Hub In Montreal

By Graham Warwick Mar 08, 2023

Beta Technologies has opened an engineering center in Montreal to support design, certification and production of the structure for its Alia eVTOL aircraft.

Advanced Air Mobility

Whisper Aero CEO Mark Moore Shares AAM Ranking List

By Ben Goldstein Feb 17, 2023

While the list shares some of the top names in common with comparable rankings from SMG Consulting and Aviation Week, there are also some notable differences.

Advanced Air Mobility

Beta, Blade Complete EVA Test Flight Over NYC Area

By Ben Goldstein Feb 16, 2023

Beta Technologies and Blade Air Mobility announced the successful completion of a test flight at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York.

Advanced Air Mobility

Agility Prime Aims To Demonstrate eVTOLs At USAF Exercises In 2023

By Garrett Reim Feb 15, 2023

Congress says no to U.S. Air Force buying electric aircraft, but the program continues.

Budget, Policy & Operations

LCI Sees ‘Critical Role’ For Lessors In eVTOL Market

By Ben Goldstein Feb 10, 2023

LCI has placed conditional orders with Beta Technologies for up to 125 of its eVTOL utility aircraft, and with Elroy Air for up 40 of its cargo drones.

Advanced Air Mobility

Archer CEO Recounts FAA Administrator Headquarters Visit

By Ben Goldstein Feb 07, 2023

The Acting FAA Administrator paid a visit to Archer Aviation headquarters on Jan. 31.

Advanced Air Mobility

AAM Leaders Grapple With Traditional Aerospace Issues

By Graham Warwick Jan 27, 2023

Certification, production and funding are key challenges for the eVTOL industry.

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