Aeronamic to manufacture fans for Lilium Jet
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by Greg Suart
1w ago
Aeronamic reports it has entered an agreement with Lilium, developer of the all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, to manufacture the fan for the Lilium Jet’s propulsion system. According to the press release “Aeronamic has decades of experience in manufacturing high-speed rotating components and precision parts for commercial and defence aviation.” “We are proud that Aeronamic will contribute to the development of Lilium’s sustainable, high-speed air mobility eVTOL aircraft,” said Reinoud Siezen, VP Business Development & Programs at Aeronamic adding “The collaboration fits seaml ..read more
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Swift Group and NEDO to develop platform for drone urban flight planning
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by Philip Butterworth-Hayes
1w ago
Swift Engineering has announced its Japanese Subsidiary, Swift Xi, signed an agreement with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in a project called “Digital Infrastructure Development Project for Digital Transformation of Industries: Research and development on 3D spatial information infrastructures.” Both Swift Tactical Systems and Swift Engineering will support the project. Swift Tactical Systems and the Swift group are collaborating with Zenrin, LocationMind, Intelligent Style, and Space Service Innovation Lab (SSIL) to develop a 3D spatial informat ..read more
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“EHang to make first Latin American eVTOL flights in Curitiba, South Brazil, in March 2023”
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by Philip Butterworth-Hayes
1w ago
MundoGeo reports that EHang has chosen Curitiba in Brazil to carry out the first flight of an eVTOL in Latin America. “The intention is that a first demonstration, still without crew and passengers, will be made during the fourth edition of Smart City Curitiba Expo, which will be held between March 22nd and 24th. In addition, EHang, through its representative in Brazil, AT Global, will also seek the regulation of manned flights in this type of aircraft with the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac). “EHang will use the EH216 model in the demonstration, which is an autonomous eVTOL th ..read more
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Florence Peretola Airport “outlines plans to develop vertiport”
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by Philip Butterworth-Hayes
1w ago
In the recent announcement of its long term development plan, Florence Peretola airport has included provisions for a vertiport. According to the Italian Dronezine news service: “This is one of the most interesting news that emerged during the recent press conference convened in Florence to illustrate the results of the process of public debate that has just concluded with respect to the developments envisaged for the Florentine airport of Peretola. As reported in this article on Firenze Today , the declaration of the managing director of Toscana Aeroporti, Roberto Naldi , was ..read more
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3Points signs MOU to buy 25 Doroni eVTOLs
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by Greg Suart
1w ago
Doroni Aerospace, a Miami-based company developing a 2-seater eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft), has announced that the company has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with 3Points in Space Media Ltd (“3Points”), a Canadian Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) operator. The company reports the memorandum expresses the intent to establish 3Points’ interest in the Doroni H1 eVTOL and ultimately bring the product to the Canadian market. In addition it says 3Points will endeavour to purchase and sell 25 units of the Doroni H1 eVTOL upon successful completion o ..read more
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Air taxis “will dominate eVTOL market” – Horizon Aircraft study
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by Philip Butterworth-Hayes
1w ago
New research from Horizon Aircraft indicates that air passenger taxis, air ambulance and cargo transport are expected to be the three areas of the eVTOL market that will see the biggest growth over the next five years. The report highlights that key to growth of the eVTOL market will be the development of battery technology making longer flights of over 100 miles more practical and sustainable. Four out of ten (40%) private equity and venture capital professionals believe battery technology will evolve enough over the next two years to make this achievable, and 29% believe this will be the cas ..read more
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Vertical Aerospace progresses launch plans in Japan with delivery reservation fee from Marubeni Corporation
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by Greg Suart
1w ago
Vertical Aerospace (Vertical), a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation, today announced that it has secured a pre-delivery payment for the reservation of aircraft delivery slots from its existing customer, the Japanese trading and investment conglomerate, Marubeni Corporation [Marubeni]. The company says that following the joint working group partnership with Vertical, Marubeni has reserved aircraft delivery slots for 25 out of its up to 200 VX4 conditional pre-orders and becomes Vertical’s first customer in Asia to make a pre-delivery payment. Maru ..read more
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NASA to work with Boeing on Sustainable Flight Demonstrator
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by Philip Butterworth-Hayes
2w ago
NASA announced Wednesday it has issued an award to the Boeing Company for the agency’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project, which seeks to inform a potential new generation of green single-aisle airliners. Under a Funded Space Act Agreement, Boeing will work with NASA to build, test, and fly a full-scale demonstrator aircraft and validate technologies aimed at lowering emissions. According to a NASA release: “Over seven years, NASA will invest USD425 million, while the company and its partners will contribute the remainder of the agreement funding, estimated at about USD725 million. As par ..read more
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Skyfly selects Norco for composite manufacturing
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by Greg Suart
2w ago
Skyfly has announced Norco has been chosen to build and manufacture the fuselage, wings and composite components of the Axe aircraft.  With the order now placed – Skyfly expects to have the first aircraft built by June 2023 which falls in line with their timelines. According to the press release “Norco boasts 35 years experience as a developer of lightweight composite structures and innovative GRP mouldings and the operation covers six sites in the UK with an overall capacity of 130,000 sq ft and over 170 skilled workers.  Norco has experience providing lightweight composite structur ..read more
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Milan planning for Skyports vertiports and air taxis at 2026 winter Olympics
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by Greg Suart
2w ago
L’Economia, the Italian news channel, reports that Milan has announced work will start in 2024 to build two vertiports in Citylife and Porta Romana and two more in Linate and Malpensa.  The first flights it says will be in 2026 – on the occasion of the Winter Olympic Games. According to the news report: “when fully operational two thousand passengers a day will use the service which will start initially as a Malpensa-city center “shuttle”, at around 120 euros per passenger, then at 70-80 euros. “SEA, the company that manages the two airports,has announced the creation of a new company tha ..read more
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