NASA Eyeing Joby eVTOL For Lunar Lander Trainer
Team wants data on S4 dynamics in simulated lunar space.
Jaunt Air To Market Subscale eVTOL As Standalone Product
Jaunt Air Mobility has confirmed plans to sell its quarter-scale air taxi technology demonstrator as a standalone product.
Joby Advances eVTOL Manufacturing And Delivery Plans
The company selects Dayton, Ohio, for its manufacturing plant and delivers its first eVTOL to the U.S. Air Force.
The Week In Technology, Sept. 25-29, 2023
Abating long-haul climate impact; Automotive power for e-aviation; CycloRotor flies; Pentagon battery move; and Avic’s eVTOL.
Jump Aero, Electro Ventures Partner For 10 Fast-Response eVTOLs
U.S. startup Jump Aero has announced the sale of 10 fast-response electric-vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) vehicles to Australian company Electro Ventures.
EHang Invests In Solid-State Lithium-Metal Battery Startup Inx
Chinese air taxi startup EHang has announced a strategic investment and partnership with Inx, a developer of solid-state lithium-metal batteries.
Eve Shifts Strategy On eVTOL Certification
The Embraer spinoff originally planned to pursue simultaneous triple certification of its eVTOL in Brazil, Europe and the U.S.
Startup Spotlight: Dufour Aerospace
Swiss startup Dufour Aerospace has opted to build its planned family of eVTOL aircraft with tilting wings.
FAA Authorizes BVLOS Flights For Zipline Cargo Drones
The FAA has authorized Zipline International to perform beyond-visual-line-of-sight flights of its cargo drones.
Aciturri Begins Lilium Jet Fuselage Assembly
The milestone follows completion of an industrial program review by Lilium and Aciturri in late August.
China’s AeroHT Opens Flying Car Test Center
A subsidiary of Chinese electric vehicle maker XPeng, AeroHT is developing the X3, a two-seat road vehicle with a folding multirotor flight propulsion system.
CycloRotor eVTOL Propulsion Testbed Begins Outdoor Flights
Austria’s CycloTech has begun outdoor flight tests of its CycloRotor propulsion technology demonstrator.
EVTOL Industry Makes Case For Performance-Based Energy Reserves
The industry’s concept for managing the range and endurance of battery-electric aircraft is outlined in a report.
Joby Selects Dayton For eVTOL Production Plant
Joby’s S4 electric-vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft are scheduled to begin rolling off the final assembly line at Dayton International Airport in 2025.
China’s AVIC Unveils Ultralight eVTOL, Hydrogen-Powered UAS
AVIC's AR300 bears a close resemblance to the U.S. Lift Aircraft Hexa ultralight eVTOL vehicle, although there are some notable design differences.
The Week In Technology, Sept. 18-22, 2023
First-response eVTOL; Stop-fold tiltrotor; Hydrogen-electric milestone; Offshore drone delivery
FAA Reveals Wing’s Plans To Expand Drone Deliveries In DFW
The plans would expand Wing’s operating bases, or “nests,” from three to as many as 25 across the metroplex.
SkyDrive Signs MOU For 50 Preorders From S. Korea’s Solyu
The agreement is for up to 50 electric-vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicles.
Skyports Drones Deliver Parts To North Sea Oil Rigs
Skyports Drone Services has begun delivering spare parts and other packages on demand to oil rigs in the North Sea.
USAF Buys Charger To Support Beta eCTOL Flight Testing
Beta has been working with AFWerx and Agility Prime for more than three years.
Safran, Cuberg Team On Lithium-Metal Batteries For Electric Aviation
While the eVTOL leaders are developing their own electric motors and battery packs, Cuberg and Safran are looking to the next technology wave.
Safran, Cuberg Team On Advanced Batteries For Electric Aviation
Safran’s electric propulsion division has teamed with Cuberg to jointly develop aircraft energy storage systems based on the company’s high-energy lithium-metal batteries.
AAM Spotlight: Jia Xu, SkyGrid CEO
SkyGrid is a joint venture between Boeing and artificial intelligence (AI) company SparkCognition.
Heart Picks Honeywell Fly-By-Wire For ES-30 Electric Regional
Heart Aerospace's ES-30 electric regional aircraft is the first Part 25 transport-category application for Honeywell’s paperback-sized flight control computer.