Jaunt Air Mobility to explore hybrid-electric aircraft with VerdeGo Aero

Jaunt Air Mobility signed a memorandum of understanding with VerdeGo Aero to explore the development of hybrid-electric aircraft. Jaunt Air Mobility is developing an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft built around a large central rotor for hover and fully vertical flight, similar to a helicopter. The torque generated by the main rotor is countered not by a tail rotor, but by 4 small wing-mounted electric motors. These are also used for forward propulsion. The all-electric craft is said to be 100 times quieter than a helicopter and will fly 980lbs of payload (cargo or passengers) over a range of…

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Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium aims to implement eVTOL aircraft in Canada

Canadian Air Mobility and the National Research Council of Canada have founded the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium to accelerate the implementation of electic and hydrogen powered vertical take-off and landing aircraft in Canada. The goal of the organization is to streamline advanced air mobility research, and to bring Canadian and international regulators, manufacturers, operators and other stakeholders together in an innovation hub to benefit development and commercial operations. Among its objectives are to help small and medium-sized enterprises grow their technology from a low technology readiness level to certification and commercialization. Currently, the consortium has more than 20 partners,…

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ENAIRE plans to promote urban air mobility with demonstration flights in 2022

ENAIRE, the national air navigation manager of Spain, is working on two urban air mobility projects using funds provided by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 project. The first one, called CORUS-XUAM, is led by Eurocontrol, the European organisation for the safety of air navigation, and aims to make cross-border operations of unmanned traffic flying in very-low-level (VLL) airspace easier. The second, AMU-LED, is led by consulting firm Everis. As part of the efforts to accelerate the urban air mobility industry and to foster public interest and acceptance, ENAIRE is planning to have air taxi demonstration flights in Barcelona and Santiago…

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