Hanneke Weitering
Science & Technology Editor

Hanneke Weitering is a writer and editor with AIN covering advanced air mobility and new flight technologies. She became an aviation journalist and joined the AIN team in the summer of 2022 after reporting on spaceflight and astronomy for six years at Space.com. After earning her bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she moved to New York City to pursue her master’s degree in science, health, and environmental reporting at New York University. She is now based just outside Seattle and spends her free time exploring nature in the Pacific Northwest.

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Safety

Beta's 'Charge Cube' Earns UL Safety Certification

UL certification verifies compliance with safety standards and regulations
Beta Technologies' Charge Cube
Regulations and Government

Archer Aviation Opens Policy Hub in Washington, D.C.

California-based eVTOL developer builds momentum for FAA certification
Melissa McCaffrey and Lynda Tran
Engines

U.S. Air Force Backs VerdeGo’s VH-4T Hybrid-electric Powerplant

Afwerx funds VerdeGo's 400-kW turbine generator development
VerdeGo Aero's VH-4T iron bird
Airports

Sustainable Aviation Consortium Launches in San Antonio

Ampaire's Electric EEL hybrid-electric technology demonstrator flew to San Antonio for the occasion
Ampaire Electric EEL lands at Stinson Municipal Airport
Airports

Rome's Vertiport Tests AI-Powered Bird Monitoring System

Artificial intelligence could protect eVTOL aircraft from birds
A view of the UrbanV vertiport in Rome
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Chinese eVTOL Aircraft Developer TCab Raises $20 Million

Unnamed investor aims to introduce air taxis in the Middle East
TCab Tech E20 eVTOL aircraft
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Reliable Robotics Gains Fresh Funding for Autonomous Flight Tech

NASA and the U.S. Air Force invest in autonomy
Reliable Robotics' Cessna 208 Caravan flying over clouds
Aircraft

AAM To Take Center Stage at EBACE 2024

Geneva event to highlight electric, hybrid, and hydrogen aircraft solutions
VoltAero Cassio 330 at Paris Airshow 2023
Aircraft

'Harsh' eVTOL Operating Demands Shorten Battery Life

Research highlights the need for tailored eVTOL battery solutions
An infographic depicting eVTOL battery capacity and power during the various stages of flight.
Aircraft

Joby's eVTOL Aircraft Coming to MacDill Air Force Base

Operational testing will begin at MacDill in 2025
Two of Joby’s prototype electric air taxi aircraft at the company’s flight test and manufacturing facilities in Marina, California.
Aircraft

Alaka’i Makes the Case for Hydrogen-powered eVTOL Aircraft

Hydrogen fuel cells power the Skai eVTOL
Alaka'i Skai eVTOL
FutureFlight

FAA Finalizes Airworthiness Criteria for Joby's eVTOL Aircraft

The FAA has issued its final ruling on the special class airworthiness criteria for Joby's five-seat eVTOL aircraft.
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FBOs

Signature Installs Beta's Electric Charging Stations at FBOs

The infrastructure can support any electric aircraft and ground vehicles
Beta Technologies electric charging station
FutureFlight

SkyDrive Launches Production of SD-05 eVTOL Prototype

SkyDrive and its partner Suzuki have begun building the first prototypes of the three-seat SD-05 eVTOL air taxi in Iwata City, Japan.
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FutureFlight

Signature Aviation Electrifies FBO Locations With Beta's Aircraft Chargers

The business aviation services group inaugurated its first Beta charging station on March 7 at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (KMHT) in New Hampshire.
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FutureFlight

Vela Alpha eVTOL Could Be Indonesia's First New Civil Aircraft in Decades

Vela Prima Nusantara is developing a piloted, four-passenger eVTOL aircraft called the Vela Alpha, which it intends to have certified and in service in Asia and North America in 2028.
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FutureFlight

Whisper Aero Proposes 100-seat Electric 'Jetliner' Concept

Whisper Aero believes its ultraquiet propulsion system could enable sustainable regional flights.
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FutureFlight

Ampaire Acquires Electric ‘Aerotow’ Developer Magpie Aviation

Hybrid-electric powertrain pioneer Ampaire is expanding its portfolio of sustainable flight solutions with the acquisition of Magpie, a start-up developing an autonomous tow for electric aircraft.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

Skytrac Expands Satcom Offerings for Helo Customers

SDL-350 satcom terminal installed in AW139
Skytrac systems
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Airbus Teams With Aircraft Lessor LCI on Advanced Air Mobility

LCI will explore leasing options for the CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL aircraft
LCI CityAirbus NextGen
Rotorcraft

Columbia Introduces 234SP Chinook Helicopter

Model 234 Chinooks are getting some upgrades
Columbia Helicopters
FutureFlight

U.S. Air Force Evaluating Pivotal’s Blackfly Ultralight eVTOL Aircraft

The $190,000 personal eVTOL aircraft has garnered attention from the U.S. Air Force's Afwerx innovation unit.
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FutureFlight

Airbus Teams With Aircraft Lessor LCI on Advanced Air Mobility

LCI will explore leasing options for the CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL aircraft
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FutureFlight

Air National Guard Trains with Beta's Alia Electric Airplane Prototype

The Air National Guard spent a week training with Beta Technologies' Alia prototype at the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia.
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FutureFlight

FAA Approves Joby's Certification Plan for eVTOL Propulsion System

The FAA has accepted Joby Aviation’s certification plan for the electric propulsion system on its five-seat eVTOL aircraft.
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FutureFlight

Joby and Archer Secure Part 145 Certificates for Aircraft Maintenance

Rival California-based eVTOL developers Joby and Archer have both obtained FAA Part 145 repair station certification
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FutureFlight

Beta’s Alia Electric Aircraft Touches Down in Louisiana to Visit Partner Bristow

Beta Technologies’ Alia prototype conducted a public flight demonstration in Louisiana on February 7, marking the first flight of an electric aircraft in the Bayou State, according to the Vermont-based manufacturer.
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FutureFlight

Reliable Robotics Wins Military Airworthiness Approval for Remotely Piloted Caravan

The U.S. Air Force has awarded military airworthiness approval for Reliable Robotics’ remotely piloted Cessna 208 Caravan.
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FutureFlight

Cosmic Aerospace Raises $4.5 Million for Electric Airliner

According to the company, its 24-passenger Skylark could have an unparalleled range for an all-electric aircraft of more than 600 miles on a single charge.
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FutureFlight

Australian Airline Group Signs Up For AMSL Vertiia eVTOL Aircraft

Aviation Logistics aims to use the hydrogen-electric Vertiia for passenger, cargo, and aeromedical transport beginning in 2027.
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