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Aircraft

Aurora Reveals Updated X-plane Concept

The high-speed VTOL advances to preliminary design review
A digital rendering of Aurora's HSVTOL concept design
Training and Workforce

Loft Dynamics Prepares eVTOL Flight Simulator With Dufour

Dufour prepares to start flight testing with smaller Aero2 utility drone
Dufour Aero3 eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

FAA Finalizes Airworthiness Criteria for Archer’s Midnight eVTOL Aircraft

A smooth certification process could see Midnight begin flying passengers in 2025
Archer's Midnight eVTOL aircraft is pictured during a flight test
Aircraft

Eve and Joby Sign eVTOL Aircraft Agreements in Saudi Arabia

Mukamalah Aviation plans to add Joby's eVTOL aircraft to its fleet
Joby and Mukamalah signed an MoU covering eVTOL aircraft
Airports

Airbus Launches Hydrogen Feasibility Studies at North American Airports

Major airports in the U.S. and Canada could become 'hydrogen hubs'
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Training and Workforce

Archer Taps Etihad To Recruit and Train eVTOL Pilots in UAE

Etihad Aviation Training will receive a Midnight eVTOL simulator
A man and woman are pictured wearing flight suits with Archer and Etihad Aviation Training logos
Aircraft

Heart Sets Up U.S. R&D Hub for ES-30 Hybrid-electric Regional Airliner

The Swedish company recruited a chief technology officer to run its Los Angeles operation
Heart Aerospace ES-30 hybrid-electric regional airliner
Aircraft

Lilium Builds Certification Test Facility for eVTOL Aircraft

The facility has been jointly developed by the German company with Segula Technologies
Lilium Jet eVTOL aircraft
Fuel

GOLIAT Project Will Prepare for Liquid Hydrogen Operations at Airports

Airbus is leading the EU-funded project with nine other partners
Airbus ZeroE hydrogen airliner
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Textron eAviation Acquires German Engineering Firm

Munich-based Amazilia Aerospace specializes in automated flight tech
Textron eAviation's Nuuva V300 cargo eVTOL
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

German Officials Start Due Diligence For Lilium's Loan Guarantees

New funding of at least €100 million may soon be released for the eVTOL aircraft manufacturer
Lilium's eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Textron eAviation's Nexus eVTOL Aircraft Could Fly in 2025

The company's Nuuva cargo drone is approaching its first flights, too
Textron eAviation's Nexus eVTOL aircraft
Engines

U.S. Government Backs Piasecki's Hydrogen VTOL Aircraft Study

The Department of Energy is funding further research for urban air taxi missions
PA-890 helicopter being developed by Piasecki Aircraft Corp.
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

France May Provide Funds for Lilium eVTOL Aircraft Production Line

The German company is in negotiations with French officials over subsidies and loan guarantees
Lilium's eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Eve Reports Progress in Building Full-scale eVTOL Prototype

The company released images of a fuselage being assembled
Eve Air Mobility's eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Archer Expects To Cut eVTOL Aircraft Development Costs in Q2

Q1 expenses were bloated by non-recurring payments to suppliers and lawsuit charges
Archer battery pack factory
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Cabin Designs Show Glimpse of Flights in Electric Seaplane

The unpressurized PHA-ZE 100 aircraft will operate from either water or land
Jekta PHA-ZE 100 amphibious aircraft cabin design
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Monte Will Add Regent's Sea Gliders to Lease Portfolio

An agreement signed at CoMotion Miami has a reported value of $300 million
Regent Viceroy electric sea glider
Rotorcraft

Bell Testing 429 Helicopter Autonomy Laboratory 

The fly-by-wire Bell 429-based flying lab is capable of autonomous flight
Bell ALFA 429 flying laboratory
Engines

Germany Backs Plans for Hydrogen-powered Regional Airliners

Balis 2.0 project focuses on fuel cell integration
Balis 2.0 project team