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Range Anxiety of Electric Aircraft

Range Anxiety of Electric Aircraft

  • 31 Oct 2023 08:46 AM
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Battery performance and associated aircraft range capability remains a major area of focus for the nascent electric aircraft industry. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) recognized the need for civil aviation authorities to assess battery performance for electric aircraft in a recently published white paper, “Managing Range and Endurance of Battery-Electric Aircraft.”

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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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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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Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2022

Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2022

  • 01 Sep 2022 01:49 PM
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The US Congress has a new advocacy group for the promotion of advanced air mobility (AAM).

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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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FAA Issues MagniX Certification Requirements

FAA Issues MagniX Certification Requirements

  • 24 Oct 2021 06:56 PM
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On Sept. 27, in a breakthrough for electric-powered aviation, the FAA issued special conditions for airworthiness standards for electric engines produced by MagniX, an Everett, Washington-based manufacturer of electric motors.

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EHang Flies in EU Trials in Estonia

EHang Flies in EU Trials in Estonia

  • 24 Oct 2021 05:54 PM
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On Sept. 3, EHang conducted flight trials of the EH216 in Estonia, flying 5 miles (8 km) from Tartu Airport to the Estonian Aviation Museum.

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Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2021

Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2021

  • 25 Sep 2021 03:28 AM
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On June 22, Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) and Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced the Recognizing and Ensuring Taxpayer Access to Infrastructure Necessary for GPS and Satellite 14 Communications Act of 2021 (RETAIN Act).

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Canada and Quebec Fund

Canada and Quebec Fund "Green" Aerospace Initiatives

  • 02 Sep 2021 01:14 PM
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On July 15, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier François Legault announced financial assistance to three leading Canadian aerospace companies to support the development of “green” aerospace technologies that will increase employment and aerospace exports.

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Future Fuel: HyPoint’s  Hydrogen Revolution

Future Fuel: HyPoint’s Hydrogen Revolution

  • 24 Aug 2021 06:20 AM
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Will hydrogen eventually supplant traditional sources of aviation fuels? One company thinks so.

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