Archer’s Maker eVTOL completes second phase of test flights

Archer Maker eVTOL

California electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer Archer Aviation says it has completed the second round of testing of its Maker air taxi prototype, and will now begin the third and final series of trials leading to full transition flight.

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Partnership explores diversified use of Vertical Aerospace’s VX4 eVTOL

Vertical Aerospace is teaming up with fellow UK company Babcock International to explore a range of potential deployment scenarios of Vertical’s VX4 electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, including cargo transport, defense operations, and emergency medical services (EMS).

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Lilium signs a pair of eVTOL deals covering two European regions

German developer of electric takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) Lilium says it has signed a par of deals to deliver vehicles to operators of future transport services in Scandinavia and the Benelux countries.

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Archer taps FACC to supply eVTOL air taxi wing and fuselage components

Archer Maker eVTOL

Archer Aviation has selected the Austrian group FACC to supply critical fuselage and wing components in the electric takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) the company is developing for post-certification air taxi use.

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Joby officially applies for UK certification of its eVTOL air taxis

Leading air taxi developer Joby has announced it has officially begun the process of seeking certification of its electric takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) in the UK, the second country in which it is doing so after its home US market.

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Vertical, Skyports, Virgin, and others to create full UK AAM ecosystem

A consortium has been formed by UK aviation companies, including Vertical Aerospace, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Skyports, with the objective of testing and preparing the launch of electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) flight services, like air taxis, in what members call the world’s first full advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystem.

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