Chinese regulators approve AutoFlight's Type Certificate application for eVTOL aircraft

Chinese regulators approve AutoFlight’s Type Certificate application for eVTOL aircraft

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has officially accepted AutoFlight’s application for the Type Certificate of its Prosperity eVTOL aircraft. Prosperity is equipped with a pure electric propulsion system, has a maximum take-off weight of 2.2 tonnes and features a five-seat cabin...
eVTOL aircraft are expected to takeoff before 2030 - but is the industry ready?

eVTOL aircraft are expected to takeoff before 2030 – but is the industry ready?

eVTOL aircraft could take flight by the end of the decade - but the industry still has significant barriers to overcome to ensure advanced air mobility becomes a reality. William Hallowell navigates the challenges ahead for the eVTOL sector.  Advanced air mobility (AAM) is on the horizon, and t...

The ACA appoints new deputy chair for NextGen Group

The Air Charter Association (The ACA) is today announcing the appointment of Jordan Penning as deputy chair of its ‘Next Generation’ (NextGen) group. The ACA’s NextGen group was formed in October 2020 to showcase the industry’s many varied, rewarding, and challenging career opportunities,...

Garmin unveils complete avionics modernization program for Cessna Citation CJ2

Garmin today announced an upcoming Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Cessna Citation CJ2, creating an all-Garmin integrated solution for the popular light jet. As a complete upgrade for the original flight deck, Garmin's industry-leading avionics ...

Flying taxis could be a reality as soon as 2028

Flying taxis could be a reality as soon as 2028, under new UK government plans

Flying taxis could be a reality as soon as 2028 in the UK, the government announced today. In collaboration with industry, the UK Department for Transport (DfT) has launched the Future of Flight Action Plan, which sets out a roadmap for drones and novel electric aircraft. According to the DfT,...

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