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A Small Step for EHang, a Giant Leap for eVTOL

A Small Step for EHang, a Giant Leap for eVTOL

  • 11 Nov 2023 03:22 AM
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On Friday, Oct. 13, EHang held a ceremony in Beijing to celebrate: the company had obtained the type certificate (TC) for its two-seat EH216-S Autonomous Air Vehicle (AAV) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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Coming to Terms: Aviation Certifications

Coming to Terms: Aviation Certifications

  • 09 Nov 2023 04:53 PM
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Normally this column corrects erroneous use of terminology and proffers definitions to be used as canonical. As the second in an extended series intended to bring clarity, this installment deviates as it highlights common aviation certifications.

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eVTOL Leaders Continue to Build Momentum

eVTOL Leaders Continue to Build Momentum

  • 08 Nov 2023 02:01 AM
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After a heady and hectic summer (see “eVTOL Leaders Continue to Partner for Growth,” Vertiflite, Sept/Oct 2023), the leading developers of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft settled into a familiar rhythm as each sought to demonstrate progress towards launching commercial operations.

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Leadership Moves, Nov/Dec 2023

Leadership Moves, Nov/Dec 2023

  • 07 Nov 2023 10:05 PM
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Leadership Moves, Nov/Dec 2023

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Hydrogen Gains Ground

Hydrogen Gains Ground

  • 07 Nov 2023 04:45 PM
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In conjunction with the 18th UAS Summit & Expo, the HYSKY Society held its first conference, FLYING HY. Headed by former VFS hydrogen advisor Danielle McLean — who initiated the hydrogen electric vertical takeoff and landing (H2eVTOL) aircraft efforts at VFS — the educational non-profit HYSKY is a spinoff of the VFS H2eVTOL Council.

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Beta Flies South for the Winter

Beta Flies South for the Winter

  • 06 Nov 2023 01:39 PM
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The 1,700-nm (3,200-km) journey covered 16.5 hours of total flight time, including rest stops, charging stops and media events at 21 airports — including a hop from Plattsburgh International Airport (KPBG) to KBTV on the morning of Oct. 10 — as the aircraft traversed 12 states. Alia will remain at Duke Field into the winter for flight testing by both the US Air Force (USAF) and Beta test pilots.

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Beta Visits Montréal

Beta Visits Montréal

  • 04 Nov 2023 10:33 PM
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On Sept. 27, Beta Technologies made the first international flight of its all-electric Alia electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) aircraft prototype, N250UT, from Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) in New York to Montréal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Quebec.

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eVTOL Insights Recognizes Women in eVTOL

eVTOL Insights Recognizes Women in eVTOL

  • 04 Nov 2023 10:22 PM
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On Sept. 4, eVTOL Insights released a special report on women in the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry.

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Washington Report, Nov/Dec 2023

Washington Report, Nov/Dec 2023

  • 04 Nov 2023 10:11 PM
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On Sept. 7, US President Joe Biden announced his intention to nominate Michael G.Whitaker as the next administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Electric CTOL/STOL News, Nov/Dec 2023

Electric CTOL/STOL News, Nov/Dec 2023

  • 04 Nov 2023 06:27 PM
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Here’s our roundup of recent news on battery-electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen-electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) and electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM) applications.

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