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SkyDrive Enters US eVTOL Market

SkyDrive Enters US eVTOL Market

  • 31 Jan 2023 08:44 AM
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SkyDrive will open a home base in South Carolina and intends to enter the US market for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. In an announcement on Jan. 24 at the Vertical Flight Society’s (VFS) 10th Annual eVTOL Symposium in Mesa, Arizona, SkyDrive said that South Carolina’s mild climate and its tourism and aerospace industries were among the factors that attracted it to the state.

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MightyFly Unveils Cento eVTOL

MightyFly Unveils Cento eVTOL

  • 24 Jan 2023 11:58 AM
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MightyFly has produced the second generation of its electric VTOL (eVTOL) delivery drone, the company announced in a press release on Jan. 24. The Cento is an improved version of the MF-100, a demonstrator the company revealed in April 2021. In the new vehicle, MightyFly has added a single rear-mounted propeller for forward flight and made additional improvements to enhance the efficiency and safety of the aircraft. 

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Sikorsky Developing Hybrid-Electric VTOL

Sikorsky Developing Hybrid-Electric VTOL

  • 09 Jan 2023 09:35 AM
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Sikorsky is developing a hybrid-electric VTOL demonstrator aircraft, Vertical magazine reported on Dec. 2.

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VPorts Forms International AAM Corridor

VPorts Forms International AAM Corridor

  • 09 Jan 2023 09:33 AM
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VPorts, a Canadian AAM infrastructure company, announced on Nov. 29 that it will establish an AAM corridor between Syracuse, New York, in the US, and Québec, Canada.

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Order for up to 100 SkyDrive SD-05s

Order for up to 100 SkyDrive SD-05s

  • 09 Jan 2023 09:28 AM
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On Nov. 28, Japanese eVTOL developer SkyDrive announced that it has received a pre-order for 10 SkyDrive SD-05 aircraft from Pacific Group, Vietnam-based renewable energy and investment company.

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LIFT and Charm Partner for eVTOL Flights

LIFT and Charm Partner for eVTOL Flights

  • 09 Jan 2023 09:25 AM
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LIFT Aircraft announced on Oct. 26 that it had partnered with Charm Aviation to introduce personal eVTOL tourism flights to New York City beginning in 2023.

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BAE and Amprius Collaborate on Batteries

BAE and Amprius Collaborate on Batteries

  • 09 Jan 2023 09:23 AM
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On Oct. 25, Amprius Technologies announced that it has entered into a three-year collaboration agreement with BAE Systems.

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XPeng AeroHT X3 Takes Flight

XPeng AeroHT X3 Takes Flight

  • 09 Jan 2023 09:19 AM
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In a video posted to YouTube on Oct. 24, XPeng AeroHT (previously “XPeng Heitech” and “HT Aero”) revealed that it conducted the maiden flight of an uncrewed demonstrator for its X3 flying car.

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Regulators Strike AAM Partnerships

Regulators Strike AAM Partnerships

  • 09 Jan 2023 09:14 AM
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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau have pledged to cooperate on advanced air mobility (AAM) regulations, the FAA announced on Oct. 18.

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Kittyhawk Winding Down

Kittyhawk Winding Down

  • 10 Nov 2022 03:13 AM
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In a surprise announcement on Sept. 21, Kitty Hawk Corporation, the California-based eVTOL developer backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, said that it will “wind down” operations.

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