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NEWS Mar 15, 2024 Passengers Willing To Pay More for eVTOL Travel, Study Finds The results of a new study led by David Ison have determined that passengers are willing to pay more to commute and use electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft if the amount of time saved is significant. Read More →
NEWS Mar 13, 2024 No Pilot's License Required: LIFT Aircraft's Service Allows Passengers to Rent Personal Aircraft for One Ride LIFT Aircraft, an American electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) company, recently launched the world's first eVTOL pay-per-flight experience. This experience allows regular passengers to fly their own personal electric aircraft without buying one. LIFT announced the service launch alongside a live broadcast flight of its aircraft, HEXA, on ABC's Good Morning America (GMA). Read More →
NEWS Mar 12, 2024 Airbus Expands Advanced Air Mobility Presence by Introducing CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL Prototype On March 7, European aerospace giant Airbus unveiled the company's latest prototype electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to the public. The unveiling comes ahead of the electric aircraft's maiden flight later this year. Read More →
NEWS Mar 11, 2024 Archer and Falcon Aviation to Develop Vertiport Infrastructure for eVTOL Operations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi Archer Aviation, an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft manufacturer, recently announced a partnership with Falcon Aviation to develop advanced air mobility (AAM) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Both companies will build a vertiport network in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to enable flights between the two cities.  Read More →
NEWS Mar 08, 2024 SpaceX-Backed Aviation Startup Secures Nearly 3,000 Orders for Futuristic Flying Car California-based aviation startup Alef Aeronautics has stated that it has received orders for over 2,800 of its under-development, two-seater flying car, the Alef Model A. Alef is backed by investor Tim Draper, who previously funded Tesla and SpaceX. Unlike other electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, the Alef Model A is mainly designed to drive on roads but can also operate as an aircraft. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 07, 2024 The Environmental Impact of Air Travel and Sustainable Solutions As the COVID-19 pandemic is nearing its end, air travel is constantly increasing, with an estimated 4.7 billion passengers to travel in 2024, beating the 4.5 billion passengers that traveled in 2019. This also means more fuel burn is caused by commercial jets, leading to environmental pollution. Therefore, a new type of aviation fuel, called sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), was invented to reduce air pollution. Read More →
NEWS Feb 29, 2024 CycloTech Raises €20 Million in Funding for its Innovative Aviation Propulsion System Austrian aviation technology company CycloTech recently secured €20 million ($21.6 million) in financing to develop its flight propulsion technology. The investment was announced on February 28, only a few weeks after the company announced plans to raise funding. Read More →
NEWS Feb 27, 2024 World's First Intercity Air Taxi Flight Travels From Shenzhen to Zhuhai, Operated by AutoFlight German-Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) startup AutoFlight completed the world's first electric air taxi demonstration flight between two cities. The flight went from Shenzhen to Zhuhai in China's Guangdong province on February 27. Read More →
NEWS Feb 27, 2024 Supernal Takes Off With eVTOL Ambitions as S-A2 and Partnerships Forge Path in Urban Air Mobility Supernal, the Hyundai Motor Company subsidiary focusing on advanced air mobility (AAM), is making significant progress towards introducing an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. At an innovation summit in Las Vegas in January, the company unveiled its product, the S-A2 aircraft. Supernal also announced deals with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) at the Singapore Airshow this month. Read More →
NEWS Feb 23, 2024 Cosmic Aerospace Raises $4.5 Million in Funding to Develop Electric Aircraft Cosmic Aerospace, a startup developing an electric aircraft, raised $4.5 million in funding earlier this month. The company is currently working on the aircraft's design after building and successfully testing its engine. Read More →