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Ryse Plans First Deliveries of the Recon Personal eVTOL in Q3 This Year

Ryse Aero Technologies intends to begin deliveries of its Recon personal eVTOL in Q3 of 2023 after securing nearly 100 preorders in the last month.
Ryse Aero Technologies is getting ready to begin deliveries of its Recon personal eVTOL in Q3 of 2023 after securing nearly 100 preorders in the last month. While most of those orders come from customers interested in employing the single-seat Recon for agricultural purposes, such as farming and ranching, others plan to use the vehicle for recreation. The company intends to build the first 100 Recons at its Cincinnati headquarters at a rate of about 10 aircraft per month, but it is looking to open a larger facility in late 2023 that will eventually be able to produce up to 3,000 units per year.
Erik Stephansen, Ryse’s director of regulatory affairs and aerodynamics, gives two thumbs up as he flies the Recon over Las Vegas during the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show.

Net Zero Research and Development Projects Proliferate as Europe Chases a Clean Aviation Future

European Union-funded work kicking off in 2023 will prepare the way for the launch of regional airliners that could change the environmental and economic landscapes for commercial air services.
Major aerospace groups, including Honeywell, Collins, and Textron, are taking roles in research and development projects under the auspices of the European Union's Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking, which is leading efforts to achieve net zero carbon in air transport by 2050. Work that is starting now is mainly focused on new hybrid-electric and hydrogen propulsion systems.
Pipistrel has been developing the concept for a 19-passenger hydrogen-electric regional airliner called the Miniliner.

Skyway and Moonware Partner on Automated Ground Infrastructure for eVTOL Operations

Skyway Technologies has teamed with Moonware to help prepare vertiports and other ground infrastructure for the impending arrival of next-generation aircraft such as eVTOL air taxis.
Skyway Technologies has partnered with Moonware to help prepare vertiports and other ground infrastructure for the impending arrival of next-generation aircraft such as eVTOL air taxis. The California-based companies plan to work together to digitally integrate Moonware's highly automated ground operations with Skyway's urban air traffic management systems.
A digital rendering of a Skyway vertiport concept with several eVTOL aircraft

Volatus Lays Plans for eVTOL Vertiport in Pennsylvania

The company wants to build the facility at Bellefonte Airport, which is close to Penn State University's campus.
According to Volatus Infrastructure, Penn State University sports fans could be among the first passengers to use eVTOL aircraft via a new vertiport at Bellefonte Airport in Pennsylvania. The company says the facility could also be used for flights to other destinations on the U.S. East coast.
Volatus Infrastructure has published plans for a vertiport in Pennsylvania to be used by eVTOL aircraft.

Yacht Owners Offered eVTOL Aircraft for Ship-to-Shore Transportation

Two eVTOL vehicle developers, Air and VRCO, this week announced plans to market their all-electric aircraft to the yachting community.
The Air One and XP4 eVTOL aircraft are being marketed to yacht owners through new partnerships with, respectively, the International Seakeepers Society and solar catamaran builder Silent-Yachts. The companies behind the two vehicles say they will be certified for use in 2024.
Air says its Air One two-seat eVTOL could operate from luxury yachts.

GKN Aerospace To Develop Wiring System for Lilium Jet

The company will make the electrical wiring interconnection system for the eVTOL aircraft at its facility in the Netherlands and then integrate it at Lilium's factory in Germany.
GKN is the latest seasoned aerospace group to sign up as a partner to help Lilium develop its six-passenger eVTOL aircraft. The company, which is already supporting Vertical Aerospace's eVTOL program, will jointly develop and integrate the electrical wiring interconnection system for the all-electric vehicle.
GKN Aerospace will develop the electrical wiring interconnection system for the Lilium Jet.

Germany's Stuttgart Airport Will Be Home to a Hydrogen Aviation Center

With almost $6 million in funding from the German state of Baden-Württemberg, hydrogen propulsion specialist H2Fly will build and manage a facility to support the development of hydrogen-powered aircraft.
When it opens in 2024, the Hydrogen Aviation Center will provide test stands, workshops, and space for installing and adapting aircraft propulsion systems. It is at Germany's Stuttgart Airport and will offer space for testing aircraft, such as the D328eco, which is being developed by Deutsche Aircraft and hydrogen propulsion specialist H2Fly.
Officials from H2Fly, Deutsche Aircraft, Stuttgart Airport, the state of Baden-Württemberg and the German government launch the development of the new Hydrogen Aviation Center.

Opener Aims To Begin Taking Orders for the BlackFly Personal eVTOL This Year

Opener, the Canadian start-up behind the BlackFly personal eVTOL aircraft, says it is on track to begin collecting orders from customers this year.
Opener, the Canada-based start-up behind the BlackFly personal eVTOL aircraft, says it is on track to begin collecting orders from customers this year—but the company isn’t making any promises or setting a firm date just yet.
Opener's BlackFly personal eVTOL aircraft is pictured during a flight test.

Ameriflight Orders 20 Autonomous Cargo Airplanes from Natilus

The Dallas-based Part 135 cargo airline says it is eyeing the Nautilus Kona, an unpiloted short-haul feeder aircraft, to support its expedited supply-chain services.
Ameriflight has agreed to purchase 20 autonomous freighter aircraft from Natilus. The Dallas-based Part 135 cargo airline says it is eyeing the Natilus Kona, an unpiloted short-haul feeder aircraft, to support its expedited supply-chain services. 
An artist's rendering of a Natilus Kona cargo airplane with an Ameriflight logo.