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UK CAA Outlines Support For Urban Air Mobility Innovation

The UK Civil Aviation Authority says it is determined to lead the way and be open to the UAM sector's safe development
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EmbraerX Says Air Traffic Management Progress is Key to Viability of Urban Air Mobility

Embraer realised that building an eVTOL aircraft was pointless without a scaleable air traffic management environment.
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Moog Completes Acquisition of SureFly eVTOL Aircraft from Workhorse

SureFly is Moog's first complete aircraft program.
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Jaunt and BAE Systems Launch Aircraft Energy Management Development Project

Jaunt Air Mobility and BAE Systems have a new energy management project.
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Skyports Raises $6.9 Million to Build Vertiport Site Network

Skyports plans to rent sites worldwide to build vertiports for eVTOL aircraft operations
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Boeing and Kitty Hawk Launch eVTOL Joint Venture Wisk

Wisk will focus on completing type certification of the Cora eVTOL aircraft.
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UK's Future Flight Challenge Prepares for Second Phase in April 2020

The Future Flight Challenge will be backed by around $385 million in government and industry funding.
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Lightweight Health and Usage Monitoring System Set To Support eVTOL Reliability

Beta Technologies is trialing a new HUMS system on its Alia prototype aircraft.
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University of Maryland Engineering Team Pushes Energy Storage Boundaries for eVTOL Aircraft

Engineers at leading universities are rising to the challenge to develop more advanced energy storage technology for the eVTOL sector.
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Kitty Hawk Founder Predicts Autonomous eVTOL Aircraft Will Overtake Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous cars are already on the road, but one eVTOL pioneer believes they will be overtaken by autonomous aircraft.
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Aircraft Design Legend Burt Rutan Stays Tightlipped About eVTOL Plans

Pioneering aircraft designer Burt Rutan seems to be fuelling speculation that he may be preparing to enter the eVTOL fray.
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Auto Maker Hyundai Declares Plans for "Flying Car" Air Taxi Service

Hyundai is developing a flying car for a commercial air taxi service.
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NTSB Accident Report Says Motors on Boeing's Aurora PAV Shut Down Incorrectly

Boeing's Aurora subsidiary has yet to explain the reasons for a systems failure in its Passenger Air Vehicle prototype.
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Some Car Makers Seem Ready To Bet Big on Urban Air Mobility

Hyundai, Geely and Toyota are leading the charge of automobile groups looking to get a piece of the urban air mobility action.
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ASTM International Experts Are Drafting Standards for eVTOL Operations

Leading industry standards group ASTM International sets out its plans to support regulatory structures for eVTOL aircraft.
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TexasUP Gathering Corrals Urban Air Mobility Brains and Bucks For Ranch Summit

Urban air mobility movers and shakers assemble at Ross Perot's Texas ranch to address the investment case for eVTOL aircraft programs.
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Malaysian Authorities Block EHang Demonstration Flight

The Malaysian government's minister for entrepreneur development was unable to fly in EHang's 216 aircraft.
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Healthy Skepticism Greets Volocopter's VoloPort Unveiling in Singapore

Singapore journalist Alexis Ong gives a glimpse of how a skeptical public may view urban air mobility.
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Honeywell Invests in Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Daedalean

Honeywell is teaming with Daedalean to develop AI-based flight control systems.
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UK Government Backs Cranfield Plan for a Hybrid Electric Islander

A UK team is looking to offer a hybrid-electric re-engining modification for the Britten-Norman Islander.
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