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Aircraft

Airbus Sees eVTOL Race to Market as a Marathon

The company's urban air mobility unit sees no immediate case for on-demand air taxi services
Airbus CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL aircraft
Airports

Sugar Land Set To be Launch Pad for Wisk's eVTOL Air Taxi Services

A vertiport at the city's airport could be part of a network across the Greater Houston area
Wisk's Generation 6 eVTOL aircraft
Rotorcraft

THC Orders Support Growing Saudi Mobility Needs

The massive order will support Saudi Arabia's vision for the future
THC AW139
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

VAI Tackling Infrastructure, Operating Standards with Broadened Base

VAI's Viola is concerned that vertiport standards aren't flexible enough
Helicopter landing at Heli-Expo 2024
Regulations and Government

Singapore and Supernal Develop Advanced Air Mobility

Hyundai subsidiary Supernal is developing a four-passenger eVTOL aircraft
Singapore Economic Development Board managing director Jacqueline Poh (left) and Supernal CEO and Hyundai Motor Group president Jaiwon Shin
Aircraft

Lilium Orders 120 Chargers from Star Charge

Star Charge will power Lilium Jet eVTOL operations
Lilium jet
Aircraft

Wisk Progressing Toward First Flight of Gen 6 eVTOL Aircraft

Company will use Generation 6 for certification testing
Wisk's Generation 6 eVTOL aircraft
Charter & Fractional

PhilJets To Operate 10 of Lilium's eVTOL Aircraft

Philjets could operate the Lilium Jet in the Philippines and Cambodia
Lilium's six-passenger eVTOL aircraft could be used for air taxi flights in the Philippines.
Aircraft

Eve Makes Asia-Pacific Debut at Singapore Air Show

Eve showcases eVTOL mockup and virtual reality flight experience
Eve Air Mobility
ATC

Skyscape Selects Eve for Urban ATM in Japan

Skyscape becomes Eve’s first Urban ATM customer in Japan
Skyscape/Eve vertiport
Airports

Eve and Yugo Join Forces to Advance UAM in Southeast Asia

The companies will study infrastructure requirements and regulations
Eve Yugo aircraft
Aircraft

Asia Well Placed For Leading Role in Advanced Air Mobility

New eVTOL aircraft could transform urban public transportation
Eve Air Mobility eVTOL aircraft
Rotorcraft

Airbus Set To Start Racer High-speed Flight Trials

The hybrid-electric design features a box wing and a pair of pusher propellers
Airbus Racer technology demonstrator for high-speed helicopter
Aircraft

Bombardier Shipments Reach 138 in 2023, Expected To Jump in 2024

Deliveries were up by 15 units on the year
Global 8000
Environment

Bombardier Reveals First EcoJet Partners

The University of Victoria joins Bombardier's sustainability efforts
The Bombardier EcoJet engineering team is pictured with a subscale demonstrator
FBOs

Clay Lacy Expands eVTOL Ops Plan with New Partnership

Plans at California FBOs could extend to new vertiport locations
Clay Lacy's concept for eVTOL operations at FBO
Aircraft

Daher Deliveries, Orders Remain Stable in 2023

Daher delivered 74 TBMs and Kodiaks, up one from a year earlier
Kodiak 900 and TBM 960 in flight (Photo: Daher)
FBOs

Atlantic Aviation To Install Electric Chargers at FBOs

Beta's charging stations can support multiple electric aircraft and ground vehicles
Beta's electric charging cube and its Alia electric aircraft
FBOs

Clay Lacy's John Wayne FBO To Get Joby's Electric Charging Unit

Joby designed its electric charging system to work with multiple aircraft types
Joby has developed a universal charging system for electric aircraft
Airports

AIN Roundtable: Preparing for Advanced Air Mobility

Industry leaders mull needs for the future of AAM
AIN Roundtable January 2023 participants
Avionics

Reliable Robotics Flies Caravan Without a Pilot on Board

The start-up has completed its first completely uncrewed flight in California
Reliable Robotics' Cessna Caravan aircraft flies with no pilot onboard
Aircraft

NASA To Roll Out X-59 Supersonic Demonstrator in January

Rollout of the X-59 Quesst is scheduled for January 12
NASA X-59 Quesst supersonic demonstrator on flight line (Photo: Lockheed Martin)
Environment

Boeing Adds 'Insights' to Cascade Climate Impact Modeling Tool

Cascade update adds user-friendly features to improve accessibility
People observe a demonstration of Boeing's Cascade tool
Charter & Fractional

Flexjet's Simulation with Eve Paves Way For eVTOL Services

Helicopter flights were used to assess how eVTOL aircraft might be operated
Eve's four-passenger eVTOL aircraft is expected to compete type certification in 2026.
Engines

Rolls-Royce To Exit Electrical Propulsion Business

The aircraft engine maker is looking for buyers for its Electrical division
Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL prototype aircraft in untethered remotely piloted flight tests.
Aircraft

Aurora Reveals Blended-wing-body HSVTOL X-plane Concept

DARPA selected four companies to design HSVTOL X-planes
A digital rendering of Aurora Flight Sciences' blended-wing-body HSVTOL concept aircraft
Rotorcraft

ARC Resurrects the Avian Pegasus Gyroplane

ARC will begin Pegasus test flights in early 2024 at its facility in Cranfield, UK
ARC Aerosystems' Lynx P9 compound rotorcraft.
Aircraft

Eve Air Mobility Eyes Bangalore as Launchpad for India Operations

India's massive population makes for an deal backdrop
Eve Air Mobility's eVTOL aircraft could operate in the Indian city of Bangalore.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Aerospace Xelerated To Speed Up Incubator Process

The effort will attempt to fund 10 start-ups per year
Aerospace Xelerated Summit on November 9, 2023 in Dubai (Credit-AX)