The Future of Advanced Air Mobility

Chad Trautvetter

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Jetex Forges Partnership with Volocopter on eVTOL Vertiports

Jetex will build and operate vertiports under a pact with hopeful eVTOL manufacturer and air-taxi operator Volocopter.
Aircraft ground handling chain Jetex will build and operate takeoff and landing infrastructure and services for eVTOLs under a strategic partnership with Volocopter. The company provides ground handling services, mainly in the private and business aviation sectors.
Jetex operates private aviation terminals at locations around the world.

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New Owners To Resurrect Jetcruzer Aircraft with Electric Propulsion

The Jetcruzer is a 1980s vintage single pusher fixed-wing aircraft that could get a new lease on life with electric propulsion.
The Jetcruzer 450 and 500 fixed-wing aircraft have been mothballed since 2004 but could now be resurrected with electric and hybrid-electric propulsion. The new owners of the prototypes and associated intellectual property are seeking investors to finance efforts to bring the fresh versions to market.
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AMPERe Developing Hydrogen-powered VTOL for UAM Market

The zero-emissions, ducted-fan Scapha VTOL aircraft is expected to fly in 2022.
Canada-based AMPERe and its subsidiaries are developing an autonomous, hydrogen-powered VTOL that will be able to carry four people on urban air mobility missions.
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Wheels Up, Bell Collaborate Over Urban Air Mobility Services

Wheels Up is eying possible use of Bell helicopters to provide VTOL transportation in the short term and then the anticipated Nexus eVTOL longer term.
Calling the collaboration part of the "next evolution of private aircraft expansion," Bell said the partnership will leverage the large customer base and Avianis flight scheduling software at Wheels Up and Bell’s VTOL aircraft—likely Bell 429 helicopters in the near term and Nexus eVTOLs in the longer term—to provide intra-urban travel from/to city centers using existing airports and helipads.
Bell Nexus eVTOL (Photo: Chad Trautvetter/AIN)

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Otto Taps Piston Power and Laminar Flow For Celera Pusher Prop Bizplane

The Celera 500L promises significantly lower carbon emissions and fuel consumption than existing business jets.
Otto Aviation wants to complete type certification and service entry for its six-seat Celera 500L aircraft by the end of 2025. The aircraft features a very unusual design that maximizes laminar flow to reduce drag.
Otto Aviation Celera 500L