URBAN AIR MOBILITY

Aerospace

Archer and Fiat Chrysler pursue high-volume, composite eVTOL production

Citing low-cost supply chain and advanced composite material capabilities, FCA will help Archer create its first all-electric airline.
#nextgenaerospace #chrysler

Mass Transit

GM announces eVTOL, delivery vehicle concepts

During a virtual CES 2021 keynote, General Motors announced its BrightDrop electric delivery vehicle business and single-seater urban air mobility concept vehicle.
#electricvehicles #generalmotors

Testing

Agility Prime completes Joby eVTOL airworthiness evaluation report

The U.S. Air Force’s initiative to accelerate the vertical aircraft market lays the groundwork for the use of Joby’s eVTOL equipment for military missions.
#electricvehicles #nextgenaerospace

Urban Air Mobility

Joby Aviation acquires Uber Elevate

As part of the agreement, Uber Elevate, which is developing an air taxi ridesharing service, will invest $75 million in Joby, which is developing an all-electric eVTOL that the company hopes will enter service in 2023.

Urban Air Mobility

Toray, Joby Aviation finalize long-term carbon fiber supply agreement

Toray carbon fiber materials will be used throughout the eVTOL aircraft structure, propulsion systems and interior components, with hopes to bring it to commercial operation as early as 2023.
#trends #electricvehicles #nextgenaerospace

Urban Air Mobility

Honeywell brings UAM fuel cell expertise in-house

After setting up a business dedicated to urban air mobility, and opening a dedicated R&D lab, Honeywell has now acquired the assets of fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Unmanned Systems.
#nextgenaerospace #uas #electricvehicles

Aerospace

NASA, Wisk partnership accelerates UAM capabilities

The partnership will initially address critical National Campaign safety scenarios, and create a framework for autonomous passenger flight on a national level.
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Urban Air Mobility

CAAC announcement accelerates EHang UAM services

The Civil Aviation Administration of China announced the first Unmanned Civil Aviation Experimental Zones (UCAEZs) for the development of an unmanned civil aviation industry. 
#uas

Urban Air Mobility

Toray annual report anticipates subpar earnings until 2022

Although Toray’s carbon fiber and composite materials segment showed growth in fiscal 2019, pandemic-driven headwinds in fiscal 2020 are steering the company toward wind, UAM and energy-related markets.

Aerospace

Embraer launches Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions

Like EmbraerX, Eve is dedicated to accelerating the urban air mobility (UAM) market, including the progression and certification of the company’s eVTOL aircraft.
#nextgenaerospace