Air taxis and personal transports

EHang and Taiyuan City to develop eVTOL operations “with up to 500 EH216-S eVTOLs”

EHang has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Taiyuan Xishan Ecological Tourism Investment Construction Co to jointly develop the low-altitude economy in Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, China. “Concurrently with the signing of the MoU, […]

Air taxis and personal transports

Aero-Dienst and VÆRIDION to develop eCTOL ambulance operational concepts

VÆRIDION, a Munich based manufacturer of battery-electric aircraft, and Aero-Dienst, the Nuremberg-based full-service provider for business aviation and air ambulance services, have announced they will join forces to develop the “first-in-class electric conventional take-off and […]

Air taxis and personal transports

Textron eAviation’s Nexus eVTOL demonstrator achieves fuselage assembly milestone

Textron eAviation, a Textron Inc. company, today announced that it has successfully connected the two halves of the fuselage of its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL), Nexus, full-scale technology demonstrator. This significant milestone involves […]

Air taxis and personal transports

Indonesia to test flying taxis for new capital Nusantara in July, ahead of Independence Day showcase

Indonesia will test its first flying taxis for the country’s new capital Nusantara in July, ahead of an anticipated showcase at Independence Day celebrations on Aug 17 according to a ChannelNewsAsia article. “Trials will be […]

Air taxis and personal transports

Korea’s KakaoMobility to buy 50 Archer Midnights and partner in the K-UAM Grand Challenge

Archer Aviation and KakaoMobility, Korea’s leading mobility as a service (MaaS) platform service company have signed an agreement to partner for joint participation in the K-UAM Grand Challenge and covers the planned purchase by KakaoMobility […]

Air taxis and personal transports

Electra’s hybrid-electric test aircraft achieves first ultra-short eSTOL takeoff and landing in piloted test flights

Electra has announced that it has successfully achieved the first high-performance ultra-short flight operations of its piloted blown-lift hybrid-electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) demonstrator aircraft (EL-2 Goldfinch). “Today’s milestone is an incredible achievement as […]

UAM infrastructure

Brazil’s ANAC to publish industry call for support to define vertiport standards and rules

Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) will publish a project call notice to select those interested in “participating in the definition of the regulation of vertiports, landing and take-off sites for eVTOLs, electric vertical take-off […]

AAM/UAM route and programme news

Lloyd’s Register and REGENT partner on certification for all-electric seaglider

Lloyd’s Register (LR), a global professional services group specialising in providing expert assistance to marine engineering and technology providers and REGENT, the manufacturer of all-electric seagliders for sustainable maritime mobility, announced today that LR will provide […]