Honda to enter increasingly crowded AAM craft sector with an (e)VTOL airplane

Honda eVTOL AAM

Japanese automotive giant Honda Motor Co. has announced continued diversification of its wide-ranging manufacturing activities with plans to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) craft as part of its pursuit of renewable-powered advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles.

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NASA to measure noise footprint of Joby’s all-electric air taxis

Joby Aviation and NASA are kicking off a two-week test campaign to study the acoustic signature of Joby’s all-electric passenger aircraft. These tests come as part of a nationwide campaign launched by NASA to promote public confidence in emerging aviation markets including passenger air taxis.

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Volocopter, Skyports partner up in Malaysia’s eVTOL air taxi push

Aircraft platform operator Malaysia Airports has announced its link-up with urban air mobility (UAM) heavyweights Volocopter and Skyports to organize and develop infrastructure and services for the country’s future electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi activities.

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Misappropriation lawsuit between eVTOL rivals signals nearing of lucrative business activity

One sure sign of a budding sector about to blossom for business is aspiring companies siccing corporate lawyers on each other. That’s exactly what’s happening now in a misappropriation lawsuit between electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) rivals Archer and Wisk Aero.

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Whisper Aero looks to make big eVTOL noise with quiet thrusters

Is quiet the key to future advanced air mobility (AAM) services getting off the ground – and then staying aloft? That’s what startup Whisper Aero believes as it seeks to reduce take-off and landing (eVTOL) noise with a new thruster design that will make silence(ish) golden.

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Major AAM activity surrounds Vertical Aerospace’s eVTOL craft

Developments in advanced aerial mobility (AAM) are heating up amid a flurry of moves by deep-pocketed, traditional airline players. And Bristol-based electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) company Vertical Aerospace has been at the center of most of it.

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