The Future of Advanced Air Mobility

Matt Thurber

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Joby Chooses Garmin G3000 Avionics Suite for eVTOL Aircraft Flight Deck

Pilots who fly Joby's new eVTOL aircraft will manage the flight via Garmin's G3000 integrated flight deck avionics suite.
​​​​​​​Joby Aviation has selected Garmin to provide the G3000 integrated flight deck for Joby’s electric eVTOL aircraft, which is expected to enter service in 2024. Garmin’s work on autonomous products such as its Autoland automatic emergency landing system suggests that it may be preparing to supply avionics for aircraft that will eventually fly without a human pilot on board.
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Manufacturing and Materials Experts Assess the Challenges Facing Advanced Air Mobility

Currently, only a few thousand civil aircraft are built worldwide each year, but the new AAM sector claims it will be turning out tens of thousands of units annually.
Specialist companies involved in advanced aerospace materials and manufacturing say that eVTOL aircraft developers and other pioneers in the advanced air mobility sector have a lot of work to do to prepare for the production phase. Regulatory hurdles are only part of the challenge.
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Embraer's Eve and Airservices Australia Collaborate on eVTOL Operations

EmbraerX subsidiary Eve and Airservices Australia are working together to create a scalable UAM framework that could work for any large metropolitan area.
Airservices Australia and EmbraerX spinoff Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions provided more details about their collaboration on developing urban air mobility (UAM) services in Melbourne Australia, as outlined in their recently released concept of operations (CONOPS) for the UAM market. Melbourne offers unique air traffic challenges but is also one of the world’s cities, like Sao Paulo, Brazil, where high levels of helicopter traffic provide a framework for UAM operations.
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CAAM Steps Up Advanced Air Mobility Projects in Canada

Advanced air mobility is targeted to become a major part of Canada air transportation this decade.
Work done by the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility consortium will accelerate the country's move to zero-emissions flight operations, with a goal of achieving significant AAM passenger and cargo flights in the next 20 years.
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Austria Grants Trial eVTOL Flight Permit to EHang

EHang worked with Austrian partner FACC to obtain a trial flight permit to test its AAV in European airspace.
EHang's trial flight permit will help it move into the European market, by allowing the company to demonstrate the benefits of the EH216 autonomous aerial vehicle to regulators, customers, and partners. The test flight conducted for the permit process further demonstrated the utility of the EH216 as it occurred during inclement weather.
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Jaunt Air Mobility Launches Joint Venture for UAM Support

Jaunt Air Mobility announced a new venture called Access Skyways, which includes Jaunt, PS&S, and Price Systems.
Jaunt Air Mobility, PS&S, and Price Systems are joining efforts to prepare the growing urban air mobility (UAM) industry for flight operations with customers on board. PS&S is an architectural firm and Price Systems is a cost-estimation technology company.
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Reliable Robotics Says Its Flight Management System Can Change the Autonomous Flight Equation

The California-based startup says its technology proves that autonomous flight can be safe, reliable and adaptable to different aircraft platforms.
Reliable Robotics has already flown Cessna light aircraft without pilots on-board, and initially plans to integrate its flight management system with new aircraft being developed for advanced air mobility or urban air mobility operations. Initially at least, the systems would support remotely-piloted flights.
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Eco Helicopters Set to Electrify the R44 Helicopter For UAM Service

The California-based operator will launch its air taxi services with the piston-powered aircraft, before getting approval for a new electric version of the four-seater.
Eco Helicopters is teaming with KiloWatt Aviation and OC Helicopters on a business model that would make electric-powered R44 available for the charter market through a leaseback arrangement with the aircraft owners.
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Workhorse To Sell SureFly eVTOL Program to Moog

Moog is paying $4 million to take on Workhorse's SureFly eVTOL program.
Electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse has agreed to sell its SureFly electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) program to Moog for $4 million. Workhorse flew a prototype of the two-seat model in 2018  and last November signed a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense to test SureFly for specific military applications.
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