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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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Safran Teams with Aura Aero

Safran Teams with Aura Aero

  • 01 May 2022 02:13 AM
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Safran Electrical & Power, a division of the French aerospace corporation Safran, announced on April 7 that it has partnered with Aura Aero, the Toulouse-based developer of electric aircraft.

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Germany Funds Hydrogen Aircraft

Germany Funds Hydrogen Aircraft

  • 01 May 2022 02:03 AM
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Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) will support a project to develop hydrogen-electric aircraft, Deutsche Aircraft announced in an April 4 press release.

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NRC Flies Hybrid-Electric Cessna Skymaster

NRC Flies Hybrid-Electric Cessna Skymaster

  • 01 May 2022 01:59 AM
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The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) recently announced the first flight of its hybrid-electric Cessna 337 Skymaster.

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Textron Acquires Pipistrel

Textron Acquires Pipistrel

  • 01 May 2022 01:57 AM
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Textron announced on March 17 that it had finalized an agreement to purchase Pipistrel, the Slovenian developer of electric aircraft.

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Electra Secures USAF Award

Electra Secures USAF Award

  • 01 May 2022 01:55 AM
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Electra announced on March 10 that the US Air Force has awarded it a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract for work on advanced flight control systems for Electra’s eSTOL aircraft.

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MagniX and Desaer Collaborate on ATL-100H

MagniX and Desaer Collaborate on ATL-100H

  • 01 May 2022 01:53 AM
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MagniX announced on Feb. 8 that it has partnered with Brazilian firm Desaer on the development of the ATL-100H, a hybrid-electric version of the ATL-100 regional aircraft.

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Airborne & Venturi Partner on Composite Structures

Airborne & Venturi Partner on Composite Structures

  • 01 May 2022 01:51 AM
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Dutch firms Venturi Aviation and Airborne have partnered to develop composite lightweight structures for the Echelon 01, Venturi’s planned all-electric commuter aircraft.

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Jetcruzer Aircraft Is Going Electric

Jetcruzer Aircraft Is Going Electric

  • 01 May 2022 01:49 AM
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Jetcruzer International intends to revive the Jetcruzer, a single turboprop light civil aircraft, as an electric aircraft.

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