Archer outlines what its early eVTOL air taxi service will look like

The eVTOL age is just a couple of years from dawning. We caught up with Archer's Director of Business Development, Andrew Cummins, to learn what the first steps will look like when electric air taxis begin taking to the skies in 2024-25.

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Lockheed Martin lifts lid on Top Gun’s Darkstar hypersonic jet concept

"Top Gun: Maverick" has quickly become a monumental success at the box office, but the film's producers couldn't have done it without leveraging the expertise of some of the world's foremost experts in all things aerospace from Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.

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Zero-emissions hydrogen cargo airship prototype planned for 2025

H2 Clipper says large electric airships lifted and powered by green hydrogen stand ready to transport massive cargo loads over enormous distances much faster than cargo ships, and with zero emissions. But can they overcome the obvious obstacles?

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Air Nostrum signs up as Airlander 10 launch airline

With Hybrid Air Vehicles planning to commence production later this year, a new agreement with the Air Nostrum Group has been inked for the supply of a small fleet of 100-seat Airlander 10 airships to fly on Spanish domestic routes.

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World’s most efficient passenger plane gets hydrogen powertrain

The Celera 500L is a truly remarkable design. Otto Aviation says its odd shape delivers an astonishing 59% reduction in drag, so it can cruise as fast as a small jet while using 80% less fuel. Now, Otto and ZeroAvia are giving it a clean powertrain.

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Mayman Aerospace debuts flight-ready Speeder flying motorbike prototype

Jetpack Aviation has debuted a flight-ready prototype of its P2 Speeder, a sleek carbon fiber "Motorcycle of the Sky" that can carry first responders over hundreds of miles and hit speeds of up to 500 mph in autonomous mode.

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Lilium claims eVTOL landmark by transitioning main wing mid-flight

The prospect of a flying taxi service like that imagined by Lilium hinges on the ability of these aircraft to seamlessly transition from vertical to horizontal flight, and the startup has just demonstrated a key element of this functionality.

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Stratolaunch unveils new test aircraft for hypersonic flight program

Back in 2020 we first heard about the Talon-A hypersonic aircraft, which would be released from the world's largest airplane at an altitude of 35,000 ft (10,000 m). A test version of the Talon-A, called the TA-0, was unveiled this week.

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Joby receives FAA Air Carrier certification to start air taxi services

America's leading eVTOL company has received Part 135 certification from the FAA, so it can now begin offering on-demand commercial air taxi operations. Not with its eVTOL aircraft, mind you – that's still a long way from being type approved.

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NASA acoustic testing puts real numbers on Joby’s eVTOL noise signature

eVTOL makers say these electric air taxis will be so much quieter than helicopters that they'll be able to put hundreds of them in the air without annoying city residents. Well, let's see – Joby Aviation and NASA have released acoustic test figures.

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