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Dec 6, 2021 - 01:20 pm

Neom orders 15 eVTOLs from Volocopter

Volocopter is to supply electric flying machines for the planned city of Neom in Saudi Arabia. The partners have formed a joint venture to build an eVTOL mobility system. Neom has placed an order for 15 Volocopter flying machines and plans to begin flight operations within the next two to three years.

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Nov 30, 2021 - 04:01 pm

Test centre for eVTOL trials opens near Paris

Several French aviation and transport industry players have opened a test centre for sustainable urban air mobility at the Pontoise-Cormeilles airfield just outside the French capital Paris. Trials of eVTOLs from several manufacturers are now beginning there.

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Nov 25, 2021 - 04:39 pm

MTU & EASA look to establish FCEV aircraft standards

The German engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines is committed to creating new standards, certification regulations and verification procedures for fuel cell systems in aviation. To this end, MTU is now working closely with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Nov 15, 2021 - 04:48 pm

Airflow announces 4 & 9 seat electric aircraft

The fledgling electric aircraft developer Airflow from California wants to commercialise its first model from 2025. The company, founded in 2019, calls its model eSTOL and wants to rely on hybrid and battery-electric as well as fuel cell systems for its propulsion.

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Nov 11, 2021 - 04:11 pm

Hyundai subsidiary Supernal announces aerial taxi plans

Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its new company called Supernal. The establishment of the subsidiary is related to Hyundai’s increased involvement in its Urban Air Mobility business, which aims to advance the group’s vision of future mobility in urban environments.

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Oct 27, 2021 - 05:26 pm

ZeroAvia wins two new partners for H2 fuel cell jet development

Zero-emission flight specialist ZeroAvia has scored two new partnerships, most strikingly with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ). They intend to develop fuel cell-powered regional jets, including retrofit solutions. There’s also news from Alaska Airlines.

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Oct 25, 2021 - 03:13 pm

Startup ‘Air’ presents eVTOL for private use

The Israeli flying car start-up Air has presented its first electric flying machine, the Air One. This is an all-electric two-seater eVTOL that is to be sold mainly in the USA from 2024. Pre-orders for the model are already being taken.

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Oct 20, 2021 - 01:09 pm

HT Aero raises over $500 million

HT Aero, the flying car offshoot of Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng, has raised more than half a billion US dollars from a number of investors in its Series A funding round.

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Oct 13, 2021 - 04:22 pm

HyPoint teams up with BASF on fuel cell aviation

The US hydrogen aviation specialist HyPoint has signed a strategic development agreement with BASF New Business (BNB), a subsidiary of the chemical company BASF. The aim is to develop and test a new proton-conductive Celtec membrane.

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Oct 11, 2021 - 09:31 pm

Eve Urban Air announces partnership with Avantto

Electric air taxi manufacturer Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions is partnering with private aircraft operator Avantto to develop an urban air mobility ecosystem for Latin America. The partnership also includes an order for 100 eVTOL air taxis, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2026.

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Sep 25, 2021 - 10:59 am

Yasa spinoff Evolito announces axial flux motor eVTOLs

Evolito is a new company that develops and produces motors and power electronics for electric flight applications. Evolito was spun off from Yasa, the British electric motor specialist acquired by Daimler in July, at the beginning of the year.

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Sep 22, 2021 - 02:34 pm

Airbus forges ahead with zero-emission aviation

Airbus has just unveiled concrete plans for zero-emission aviation with a new generation of the battery-electric CityAirbus. Meanwhile, the aircraft manufacturer has signed an MoU with Air New Zealand to research hydrogen-fuelled aircraft, while in Europe Airbus will focus on hydrogen aviation infrastructure with Air Liquide and airport operator Vinci by 2030.

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Sep 17, 2021 - 03:42 pm

Maiden flight for Rolls-Royce electric speed aircraft

The electric aircraft developed by Rolls-Royce for speed records has completed its maiden flight. The 367 kW machine named Spirit of Innovation took off from the UK Ministry of Defence’s Boscombe Down site and flew for about 15 minutes.

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Sep 16, 2021 - 03:53 pm

Xpeng Heitech reveals an actual flying car

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng plans to bring electric flying cars to the market through its offshoot Xpeng Heitech from 2024. The Voyager X2 model currently under development offers space for two passengers.

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Sep 13, 2021 - 04:10 pm

Electric jet company Lilium will launch on Nasdaq this week

The electric air taxi startup Lilium is merging with special purpose acquisition company Qell after shareholders have now voted in favour of the merger. The SPAC deal will see Lilium list on Nasdaq this Wednesday. However, Lilium’s proceeds from the IPO are much less than hoped for.

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Sep 10, 2021 - 01:26 pm

EASA approves Skycharge solution

The Skycharge solution developed by Green Motion and Pipistrel was recently approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as the world’s first OEM-independent electric aircraft charging station.

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Aug 30, 2021 - 03:09 pm

HyPoint & Piasecki to develop helicopter fuel cell drives

HyPoint, which specializes in air-cooled fuel cells for electric aircraft, has signed a development agreement with Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC). The goal is to develop FC systems – including for what is expected to be the world’s first crewed H2 helicopter.

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Aug 4, 2021 - 02:03 pm

DHL orders 12 electric aircraft from Eviation

The German postal services giant, DHL Express, has ordered twelve Alice electric aircraft from Eviation. The electric delivery aircraft are scheduled for delivery to DHL Express in 2024. Eviation has scheduled the aircraft’s maiden flight for later this year.

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Aug 2, 2021 - 01:08 pm

Lilium is negotiating a major order from Brazil

The electric aerial taxi start-up Lilium says it is negotiating with the Brazilian airline Azul to sell 220 electric aircraft with a total value of one billion US dollars. It would be the company’s first order from Brazil.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 02:29 pm

Bye Aerospace receives first orders for electric 9-seater

The American manufacturer Bye Aerospace has received two orders for its eight- to nine-seat electric aircraft eFlyer 800 – both of which have already been deposited with deposits. In addition, Bye Aerospace is further developing the four-seat eFlyer 4.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 01:34 pm

Customcells to deliver batteries for Lilium

The electric air taxi start-up Lilium is relying on Customcells for the series production of battery cells for the seven-seater Lilium Jet. In future, the Porsche partner will be one of the main suppliers to make the existing Lilium battery technology ready for series production and produce it at its plant in Tübingen.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 02:10 pm

Surf Air Mobility & Textron to develop hybrid Cessna

The Californian company Surf Air Mobility has signed a purchase agreement with Textron Aviation for 100 Cessna Grand Caravan EXs and secured options for 50 more. Both companies intend to develop and certify a hybrid-electric engine for the aircraft.

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