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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
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
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.
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
ATC

Estonia To Host Uncrewed Traffic Management Test Center

Uncrewed aircraft take center stage at Airspace World trade show
Estonian Aviation Academy and Anra Technologies at Airspace World trade show in Geneva
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.
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Early eVTOL Aircraft Deliveries Boost EHang's Revenues

Chinese company prepares to certify the larger, longer-range VT30 eVTOL model
EHang's main production plant for eVTOL aircraft is at Yunfu in China
FBOs

Atlantic FBOs Prepare To Support Lilium eVTOL Flights

Infrastructure and support will be available at 30 or more U.S. locations
Lilium's eVTOL aircraft
Charter & Fractional

Bravo Air Plans To Operate SkyDrive eVTOL Aircraft

The private charter operator is based in Augusta, Georgia
SkyDrive SD-05 eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Alaka’i Makes the Case for Hydrogen-powered eVTOL Aircraft

Hydrogen fuel cells power the Skai eVTOL
Alaka'i Skai eVTOL
Aircraft

Vertical's Second VX4 eVTOL Aircraft Almost Assembled for Flight Testing

UK company wants to complete type certification in 2026.
Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL prototype aircraft in untethered remotely piloted flight tests.
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Cranfield Aerospace Integrates Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain into Aircraft Nacelle

The company's partner, aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman, is seeking new investors to ensure its survival.
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Charter & Fractional

Falcon and Archer Launch Abu Dhabi-Dubai eVTOL Flights

Services will operate from Falcon Aviation's heliports in the UAE
Falcon Aviation will operate Archer's eVTOL aircraft in the UAE
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FAA Finalizes Airworthiness Criteria for Joby's eVTOL Aircraft

The FAA has issued its final ruling on the special class airworthiness criteria for Joby's five-seat eVTOL aircraft.
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CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL Prototype Unveiled at German Development Base

The all-electric aircraft, which features eight sets of electric motors and rotors, is expected to operate on routes of up to around 50 miles.
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SkyDrive Launches Production of SD-05 eVTOL Prototype

SkyDrive and its partner Suzuki have begun building the first prototypes of the three-seat SD-05 eVTOL air taxi in Iwata City, Japan.
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Signature Aviation Electrifies FBO Locations With Beta's Aircraft Chargers

The business aviation services group inaugurated its first Beta charging station on March 7 at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (KMHT) in New Hampshire.
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Vela Alpha eVTOL Could Be Indonesia's First New Civil Aircraft in Decades

Vela Prima Nusantara is developing a piloted, four-passenger eVTOL aircraft called the Vela Alpha, which it intends to have certified and in service in Asia and North America in 2028.
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Transcend Will Use HyperDrive Magnetic Levitation Technology for Vy 421 Tilt-wing VTOL Aircraft

The company has partnered with another Boston-based start-up, Maglev Aero, to replace electric motors.
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Pipistrel Gains FAA Exemption for Velis Electro

The FAA's granting of an exemption to Textron eAviation means that Pipistrel Velis Electro owners and buyers can fly their electric-powered airplanes under light sport aircraft regulations without restriction.
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Whisper Aero Proposes 100-seat Electric 'Jetliner' Concept

Whisper Aero believes its ultraquiet propulsion system could enable sustainable regional flights.
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Volocopter Gets Clearance to Start Early Serial Production of VoloCity eVTOL Aircraft

Germany's LBA civil aviation authority has extended the company's production organization approval.
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Ampaire Acquires Electric ‘Aerotow’ Developer Magpie Aviation

Hybrid-electric powertrain pioneer Ampaire is expanding its portfolio of sustainable flight solutions with the acquisition of Magpie, a start-up developing an autonomous tow for electric aircraft.
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Charter & Fractional

Blog: Could Monopolies Be the Norm for eVTOL Air Taxi Services?

Dubai's decision to give exclusive access to Joby has ruffled feathers
Joby plans to operate eVTOL air taxi services in Dubai
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Lyte Aviation Expands LA-44 Hydrogen-Electric VTOL Aircraft Family to Offer Business Aviation Model

Like the 44-seat SkyBus and freight-carrying SkyTruck versions of the aircraft, the LA-44 X Prime will be priced at around $44 million and enter service around the end of the decade.
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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
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Leasing Group LCI Teams With Airbus to Pursue Advanced Air Mobility Opportunities

The agreement was signed at the Heli-Expo show, where Bristow Group and The Helicopter and Jet Company launched a similar collaboration focused on Saudi Arabia.
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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

THC Orders Support Growing Saudi Mobility Needs

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