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Japanese Charter Service Signs Deal with Eve for 50 eVTOL Aircraft

AirX plans eVTOL charter flights and sightseeing tours in Tokyo
A digital rendering of Eve's eVTOL aircraft with the AirX logo
Aircraft

Beta Achieves Piloted eVTOL Aircraft Transition Flights

Alia 250 eVTOL prototype aircraft achieves key transition from hover to cruise flight
Beta Technologies' Alia 250 eVTOL flies across a partly cloudy sky
Aircraft

Aura Aero Secures First Integral E Customer in Norway

Norges Luftsportforbund will use the electric airplane to tow gliders
Aura Aero and Norges Luftsportforbund
Aircraft

Electra Wins $1.9 Million Army Contract for Wind Tunnel Tests

Small Business Innovation Research contract explores blown-wing tech
Electra eSTOL vehicle
Regulations and Government

GAMA Outlines Path to Electric Aviation Future in Europe

GAMA released recommendations for regulators and policymakers to support electric aviation
pipistrel
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
Aircraft

Lilium Kicks Off eVTOL Battery Pack Production

Assembly has begun in a factory at Lilium’s headquarters in Germany
Lilium's eVTOL battery packs are assembled in a factory at the company's headquarters
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
Airlines

Wilbur Air Will Operate Electra's eSTOL Aircraft in Australia

The operator is a spinoff from AAM infrastructure group Skyportz
A digital rendering of a Wilbur Air Electra eSTOL aircraft
Engines

Australian Start-up Dovetail Electric Aviation Wins State Funding

The company has relocated operations from New South Wales
Dovetail Electric Aviation at Latrobe Regional Airport in Australia
Aircraft

FutureFlight.aero Merges with AINonline.com News Platform

Platform provides comprehensive coverage of the advanced air mobility sector and more
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Avionics

Merlin Accelerates Autonomous Flight Development with Simulator

The company's Certification System Bench means Merlin Pilot can be continuously tested
Merlin Pilot Certification System Bench
Charter & Fractional

Charter Operators Commit to Buying Electron Air Taxi

The four-passenger aircraft is expected to enter service in 2028
Hopscotch Air plans to operate the Electron 5 aircraft.
Aircraft

Textron eAviation Shows Off FAA-approved Velis, Works on Nexus eVTOL

Pipistrel subsidiary is driving electric aircraft innovation at the Textron division
Pipistrel Velis Electro at Sun 'n Fun 2024
Maintenance and Modifications

Feam Aero Will Maintain ZeroAvia's Hydrogen Propulsion Systems

U.S.-based maintenance provider has 52 bases worldwide
ZeroAvia's Dornier 228 testbed aircraft
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

International Skies Open Wider with ICAO's Latest Drone Regulations

The framework policy includes provisions for remote pilot licenses
ICAO's Council has agreed a framework policy covering operations of autonomous aircraft like MightyFly's Cento uncrewed cargo aircraft.
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
Aircraft

GAMA's Associate Membership in AAM Field Continues To Grow

Four companies have come on board as associate members EPIC
VoltAero Cassio
Aircraft

EHang Earns Production Certificate for Autonomous eVTOL Aircraft

Approval was granted by the Civil Aviation Administration of China
The Civil Aviation Administration of China issue a production certificate to EHang