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Aircraft

Supernal Debuts S-A2 eVTOL and Prepares to Fly Demonstrator

Hyundai Motor Group owner says company has a responsibility to mitigate car congestion
Supernal S-A2 at Farnborough Airshow
Aircraft

Vertical Starts Ground Tests With Second VX4 eVTOL Prototype

Flight tests will start when the UK Civil Aviation Authority issues a permit to fly
Vertical Aerospace VX4 prototype
Airports

Milan Prepares for eVTOL Air Taxi Services

Plans call for vertiports across the Lombardy region
Lilium Jet
Environment

Lilium Expands 'Power-On' Digital Solutions Portfolio

Suite includes digital solutions from Microsoft and GE Aerospace systems
Lilium Power-On digital solutions
Aircraft

GKN Delivers Wings for Supernal eVTOL Demonstrator

The all-composite assemblies made at GKN plants on the Isle of Wight and in Bristol
GKN Supernal wings
Engines

ZeroAvia's Hydrogen Powertrain Attracts New Applications

Hydrogen fuel cell systems, power electronics, and electric motors are on display at Farnborough show
ZeroAvia's hydrogen propulsion technology for aircraft
Aircraft

Eve Adds Funding and Partners to eVTOL Aircraft Program

The Embraer spin-off now has cash runway to support work through 2027
Eve Air Mobility uncrewed eVTOL prototype
Rotorcraft

Joby’s Electric Air Taxi Makes European Debut

The company is now exploring several potential applications for the eVTOL vehicle in the UK and Europe
Joby at Farnborough 2024
Airports

Southeast Queensland Prepares for eVTOL Air Taxi Services

Wisk Aero plans to build vertiports with Skyports Infrastructure
Wisk Aero Generation 6 eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Race to Market Heats Up For eVTOL Aircraft Pioneers

Some competitors are running low on cash, and some big dark horses await their moment
Supernal S-A2 eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Omani Transport Group Prepares To Operate Laila Uncrewed VTOL Freighter

Mwasalat signed a partnership agreement with California-based start-up Odys Aviation
Badar Alnadabi, CEO of Mwasalat (left) and Moosa Al Balushi, regional director for business development for Odys Aviation, signed a partnership agreement
Airlines

Saudia Signs To Buy Up to 100 Lilium Jet eVTOL Aircraft

The Middle East airline will support the manufacturer in securing type certification in Saudi Arabia
Saudia's Lilium Jet eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Vertical Reveals Second eVTOL Prototype Ahead of Flight Testing

The new VX4 model has a 20% greater power-to-weight ratio than the first prototype
Vertical Aerospace's second VX4 eVTOL aircraft prototype
Environment

Dovetail Unveils Hydrogen-electric Propulsion System

The first powertrain has been tested with ground runs conducted in Spain
Dovetail hybrid-electric propulsion system
Airports

North Carolina Receives Airport AAM Readiness Grant

The funds are intended to assess and outline infrastructure needs at GA airports
Joby production prototype
Engines

VerdeGo Aero Unveils 400-kilowatt Hybrid-electric Propulsion System

The VH-4T will feature a Pratt & Whitney PW200 series turbine engine
VerdeGo Aero VH4-T hybrid-electric turbine propulsion system
Aircraft

U.S. Air Force Deploys Beta's Alia Electric Aircraft Prototype

The Alia prototype recently completed two more military exercises with the Air Combat and Air Mobility Commands
Four members of the Air Mobility Command are pictured with the Alia prototype during a medevac exercise
Airlines

Southwest and Archer Plan California eVTOL Routes

Archer's Midnight air taxi could serve California's busiest airports
Archer's Midnight eVTOL aircraft is pictured during a flight test
Environment

ZeroAvia Cuts Hydrogen Production Costs with AI Software

Real-world tests demonstrated a 20% cost reduction
ZeroAvia Dornier 228
Engines

Joby and H2Fly Fly Hydrogen-powered eVTOL Aircraft

The hydrogen propulsion system was jointly developed with Joby's Germany-based subsidiary
Joby's eVTOL aircraft with blue livery and trail of water vapor behind it