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Vertiport Standards Update

Vertiport Standards Update

  • 10 Nov 2022 03:41 AM
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After a substantial amount of time and effort on the part of numerous individuals (many of whom are volunteers), along with various organizations and numerous regulatory representatives, two vertiport standards have now been published to support planning for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM) operations.

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Washington Report, Nov-Dec 2022

Washington Report, Nov-Dec 2022

  • 30 Oct 2022 09:51 AM
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Momentum is building on Capitol Hill to provide the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with directives on how to regulate the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry.

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US Air Force Tells Congress of Agility Prime Successes

US Air Force Tells Congress of Agility Prime Successes

  • 16 Sep 2022 01:45 AM
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The US Air Force report to Congress details the overview, approach, milestones, and future plans for the AFWERX Agility Prime program. This new approach is accelerating and adopting dual-use technologies in the Department of the Air Force, specifically for the transformative vertical lift and electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) industry.

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Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

  • 22 Jun 2022 03:49 PM
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On Monday, May 9 (the eve of the VFS Forum 78), The Air Current (TAC) broke the story that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had decided that winged electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that met the FAA’s definition of “powered-lift”— a term used nearly exclusively for pilot qualification rules — could not be certified or operate as “airplanes”

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eVTOL Leaders Continue Apace

eVTOL Leaders Continue Apace

  • 21 Jun 2022 01:59 AM
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Leading developers of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft have raised financing to support the development, flight testing, certification, manufacturing and commercial entry into service of their innovative aircraft.

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Ryse Aero Reveals Recon

Ryse Aero Reveals Recon

  • 21 Jun 2022 01:16 AM
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On May 9, Ryse Aero Technologies unveiled the Ryse Recon, a one-passenger multicopter eVTOL aircraft.

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AIR One Displayed at the Kentucky Derby

AIR One Displayed at the Kentucky Derby

  • 21 Jun 2022 01:09 AM
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AIR revealed a full-scale prototype of its AIR ONE eVTOL at the Kentucky Derby on May 7. The Israel-based eVTOL developer unveiled the AIR ONE in October (see “Electric VTOL News,” Vertiflite, Jan/Feb 2022).

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Ampaire Begins Ground Tests, Seeks Funding

Ampaire Begins Ground Tests, Seeks Funding

  • 20 Jun 2022 11:43 PM
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As a follow-on to its hybrid-electric Cessna 337 Electric EEL, Ampaire announced on April 22 that it has begun ground testing the propulsion system on its hybrid-electric Cessna 206B Grand Caravan.

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Leadership Moves, May-June 2022

Leadership Moves, May-June 2022

  • 08 May 2022 03:21 AM
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Billy Nolen appointed Acting FAA Administrator, and other leadership changes

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Regulators Develop Vertiport Standards

Regulators Develop Vertiport Standards

  • 08 May 2022 03:07 AM
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On Feb. 28, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released their draft engineering brief for vertiports and electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations to industry for comment.

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