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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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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.
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
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
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.
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
Aircraft

GAMA's Associate Membership in AAM Field Continues To Grow

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

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
Airports

Rome's Vertiport Tests AI-Powered Bird Monitoring System

Artificial intelligence could protect eVTOL aircraft from birds
A view of the UrbanV vertiport in Rome
Aircraft

AutoFlight Delivers First Prosperity eVTOL and Certifies Freighter

China's air safety regulator issued a type certificate for the CarryAll aircraft in March 2022
AutoFlight delivers Prosperity I eVTOL to Japanese customer
Environment

Bombardier Completes Portfolio with Challenger 650 Environmental Declaration

The Challenger 650 EPD details the business jet's environmental footprint from raw material to end-of-life
Challenger 650 Exterior Cloud and Mountain (Photo: Bombardier)
Avionics

Lilium Fits Garmin Standby Instruments in eVTOL Aircraft Cockpit

Manufacturer aims to start flight testing full-scale prototype by the end of 2024
Lilium Jet cockpit
Airports

Moonware Gets Funding for AI-based Ground Handling Software

Venture capital groups have provided $7 million in fresh capital
Moonware's Halo ground handling system
Rotorcraft

Piasecki Steps Up Development of Hydrogen-powered PA-890 Helicopter

Legacy helicopter manufacturer aims to fly a prototype in 2028
Piasecki's PA-890 hydrogen-powered helicopter
Engines

Rolls-Royce Starts Testing 320-kilowatt Electric Motor

No reported buyers for the aircraft engine maker's for sale electrical division
Rolls-Royce tests 320-kilowatt electric motor demonstrator
Environment

Funding Confirmed for Cranfield Hydrogen Integration Incubator

Aerospace university will be a hub for developing hydrogen propulsion for aviation
Cranfield Aerospace Solutions Islander aircraft
Engines

Lange To Help Lyte with Hybrid-hydrogen Powertrain for VTOL Aircraft

Lyte Aviation also aims to recruit Cranfield University PhD students to support the program
Lyte Aviation SkyBus LA-44 VTOL aircraft
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Chinese eVTOL Aircraft Developer TCab Raises $20 Million

Unnamed investor aims to introduce air taxis in the Middle East
TCab Tech E20 eVTOL aircraft
Avionics

Honeywell Makes Offer for Autonomous Tech Group Civitanavi

Proposed deal is part of the U.S. aerospace group's plan for the advanced air mobility sector
Honeywell cockpit technology for eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Electron Unveils All-electric Five-seat Utility Aircraft

The Dutch start-up aims to be ready to start deliveries in 2028
Electron 5 all-electric aircraft
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Reliable Robotics Gains Fresh Funding for Autonomous Flight Tech

NASA and the U.S. Air Force invest in autonomy
Reliable Robotics' Cessna 208 Caravan flying over clouds
Aircraft

AAM To Take Center Stage at EBACE 2024

Geneva event to highlight electric, hybrid, and hydrogen aircraft solutions
VoltAero Cassio 330 at Paris Airshow 2023
Aircraft

Nasdaq-listed XTI Advances Turbine-powered VTOL Aircraft

The company says hybrid-electric propulsion does not deliver sufficient payload and range
XTI TriFan 600 VTOL aircraft
Regulations and Government

UK Government Issues Action Plan for eVTOL and UAS Operations

Strategy document published as the country awaits a general election this year
Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL aircraft
ATC

Honeywell Sees Consolidation and Longer Path to Market for eVTOL Makers

Technology group does not expect scaled air taxi service until at least 2028
Honeywell is developing ground control stations for uncrewed eVTOL cargo operations
Engines

FAA Consults on Special Conditions for Safran Electric Engine

The EngineUs family of electric motors has been selected for several new aircraft
Safran Electrical & Power's EngineUs 100 electric engine
Aircraft

'Harsh' eVTOL Operating Demands Shorten Battery Life

Research highlights the need for tailored eVTOL battery solutions
An infographic depicting eVTOL battery capacity and power during the various stages of flight.
Aircraft

Joby's eVTOL Aircraft Coming to MacDill Air Force Base

Operational testing will begin at MacDill in 2025
Two of Joby’s prototype electric air taxi aircraft at the company’s flight test and manufacturing facilities in Marina, California.