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XTI, VerdeGo Aero Partner On Smaller Cargo TriFan

Hybrid-electric propulsion specialist VerdeGo Aero is partnering with XTI Aircraft to create the TriFan 200, a smaller version of XTI’s currently-under-development TriFan 600 VTOL passenger aircraft.
Florida-based VerdeGo Aero is partnering with XTI Aircraft to create the TriFan 200, a smaller hybrid-powered version of XTI’s currently-under-development TriFan 600 VTOL passenger aircraft.
Rendering of proposed TriFan 200

Lilium Mines Silicon Valley for New CFO

The appointment of a San Francisco-based CFO comes two weeks after Lilium announced expansion plans in the U.S.
German eVTOL aircraft developer Lilium has appointed Geoffrey Richardson as its new CFO, recruiting him from California-based autonomous car group Cruise based on his experience of raising fresh capital for new technology companies.
Lilium Jet

Energy Group EDP Backs Embraer's Plans For Electric Aircraft

The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer's new partnership with Portugal-based ENG builds on its 2019 alliance with WEG.
EDP is providing unspecified funding to support the acquisition of energy storage and battery charging technology that will be used for Embraer's all-electric demonstrator aircraft, which is set to start test flights in 2021.
Embraer Impanema

VoltAero Gets European Green Funding For Its Hybrid Electric Cassio

The company is working to certify a family of four- to ten-seat fixed-wing aircraft by early 2023 .
French start-up VoltAero stands to receive up to around $15 million in investments from the European Union-backed Green Deal Strategy and Recovery Plan. Its Cassio aircraft is intended initially to provide regional air transport services.
VoltAero Cassio

Hyundai S-A1 Remains on Track for 2028, U.S. Boss Tells Car Industry

Hyundai has formed several partnerships in its quest to enter the urban air mobility market and expects its first vehicle to enter service this decade.
José Muñoz, global COO of Hyundai Motor Company and CEO and president of Hyundai North America, recently reaffirmed the 2028 timeline for the battery-powered SA-1 personal air vehicle first detailed during the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year and said, “this project is progressing as planned.”
Hyundai S-A1

Business Aviation Investor Turns His Attention To Urban AIr Mobility

Zanite Acquisition is set to complete a $200 million IPO and is backed by Kenneth Ricci and Steven Rosen.
Kenneth Ricci, who has built a successful stable of business aviation ventures, appears to be considering investments in the urban air mobility sector through his new Nasdaq-listed Zanite Acquisition company.
Kenneth Ricci

Flight Test Pilots and Engineers Share Knowledge Through New Council

Membership in the eVTOL Flight Test Council has quickly grown to 160 individuals from manufacturers, regulators, and suppliers.
The Vertical Flight Society and the Society of Flight Test Engineers have taken the lead in establishing an eVTOL Flight Test Council to encourage collaborative work to establish best practices and safety in the development of new aircraft.

Wisk and Alaka'i Sign Up for NASA's Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign

The eVTOL developers are joining 17 other companies to support NASA's efforts to nurture a leadership role for U.S. companies in advanced air mobility.
Two more eVTOL aircraft developers have been named as partners for NASA's Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign, joining competitors such as Joby Aviation to advance safety for urban air mobility operations.
Wisk Cora eVTOL