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Tier 1 Engineering Reveals its Second Battery-Electric Robinson R44 Helicopter

Tier 1 Engineering Reveals its Second Battery-Electric Robinson R44 Helicopter

  • 15 Jul 2021 09:09 AM
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For the past five years, Tier 1 Engineering of Santa Ana, California, has been flight-testing and refining an electric-powered version of the Robinson R44 — the world’s best-selling general aviation helicopter for the past 22 years — with nearly 7,500 delivered.

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Press Release: 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium

Press Release: 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium

  • 14 Jul 2021 12:18 PM
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Nearly 60 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), held online next week on July 20-22, 2021. Registration information and details are available at www.vtol.org/eas.

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Turning Point

Turning Point

  • 07 Jul 2021 10:13 AM
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Actor, director and activist Christopher Reeve said in a 1996 speech, “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”

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Commentary: Workforce: Diversity Wins

Commentary: Workforce: Diversity Wins

  • 30 Jun 2021 02:12 PM
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Much has been said and debated about diversity, particularly in the US over the past year. While this is often wrapped up in discussions of discrimination and social justice — very important issues for society to tackle — this commentary is not about that.

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Coming to Terms: The Design

Coming to Terms: The Design

  • 29 Jun 2021 08:05 PM
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When someone talks about “The Design,” keep in mind that it’s a reference point… but it’s only the plan. 

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Skyworks Announces Up to 200 Orders

Skyworks Announces Up to 200 Orders

  • 29 Jun 2021 04:21 PM
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As this issue was going to press, Skyworks Aeronautics announced the order of 100 eGyro electric gyroplanes by a consortium of Mint Air and Mobius.energy, with options for an additional 100.

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Airspeeder Takes Off

Airspeeder Takes Off

  • 29 Jun 2021 04:16 PM
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eVTOL aircraft developer Alauda Aeronautics, based in Adelaide, Australia, and its Airspeeder racing affiliate company announced, on June 17, the first flight of its unmanned Mk. 3 eVTOL under the observation of Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

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Airflow and Electra Unveil eSTOL Designs

Airflow and Electra Unveil eSTOL Designs

  • 29 Jun 2021 04:13 PM
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In early June, Electra.aero and Airflow.aero announced major news for their electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) designs. Airflow, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, announced that it will supply 50 eSTOL aircraft (shown) to Anchorage-based regional airline, Ravn Alaska.

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CAE Report Sounds Alarm on Pilot Training

CAE Report Sounds Alarm on Pilot Training

  • 29 Jun 2021 04:11 PM
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Montreal, Canada-based CAE, Inc., a leading simulator and training solutions provider, published a 15-page “Pilot Training for Advanced Air Mobility” report on June 1.

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Dufour Plans for Japan

Dufour Plans for Japan

  • 29 Jun 2021 04:08 PM
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AirMobility, Inc., of Japan has signed a distribution agreement with Switzerland-based Dufour Aerospace, the companies announced in June. Established in 2019, AirMobility, Inc., aims to build a sales and services platform for eVTOL to provide services that enable eVTOL to navigate easily and safely.

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