Digest of Advanced Air Mobility #1 09/24/2021

Digest of AAM
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Biweekly Digest of AAM stories, indexed by category

Easy to find the news that interests you

So much information, collated in one place


AAM Digest #1—the Digest will be published on Fridays biweekly. This sector is a major focus of JDA {JDA link}. We were involved in the Digest articles highlighted in green; email Mike for the full story of the work.  The Advanced Aerial Mobility Digest is a collated compendium of stories all aspects of  this rapidly evolving market. News about Urban Aerial Mobility, an alternate name, is shared to share knowledge among all who occupy this space.”

                                                                                 Mike RiouxMike Rioux

COO, Aviation Certification and Safety SME





Becker Avionics Partners with Iris Automation on Enhanced UAV Safety Systems – TransportUP


Lilium Lists on the Nasdaq, Completes Business Combination with Qell Acquisition Corp – TransportUP




Ehang VS Volocopter | Air Taxis Race for the Urban Air Mobility Market



Community Resources for Understanding Electric Vertical Aircraft, UAM, and their Benefits – UK AIR MOBILITY


Energy Sources

World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Helicopter Could Take Flight in 2025 – Robb Report

Universal Hydrogen Announces New Engineering Development Center Located In Toulouse, France, the Heart of European Aviation | Business Wire


Paragon Aerospace Reboots Its Hydrogen VTOL Project in Texas | FutureFlight




Leading industry names heading to AIRTAXI World Congress, which will include live outdoor demonstration of eVTOL air taxi – eVTOL Insights  –

ASTM International to Host 2021 Symposium on Autonomy in Aviation 2nd Annual ASTM Autonomy in Aviation Symposium, at the Santa Clara Marriott in California on October 19, 2021.


Autonomy Association Chairman and President Will Chair the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) National Drone Safety Awareness Week for Third Year


Home (aviationweek.com) Aviation Week Network’s Aerospace Incubator Navigating Industry 4.0 Challenges and Opportunities in AAM and Aerospace IT

Textron : Bell to Showcase Nexus Air Taxi and Iconic Innovations at Smithsonian “FUTURES” Exhibition | MarketScreener

FAA Aircraft Certification

News for Airlines, Airports and the Aviation Industry | CAPA (centreforaviation.com)


Vertical Says Strategic Backing and a Robust Approach to Certification Give Its eVTOL a Clear Flight Path | FutureFlight


FAA approves G-1 certification basis for Archer eVTOL; step toward FAA Type Certification


SAMAD Aerospace begins certification process of its Starling Cargo eVTOL aircraft – eVTOL Insights



FAA Operational Rules


Federal Legislative Information

Financial and Investment News

Lilium and Archer Head to Wall Street for Share Flotations | FutureFlight


Investors Back Urban Aeronautics’s Hydrogen eVTOL Plans with $10 Million Funding | FutureFlight


Ascendance Raises Capital For Atea Hybrid Electric Aircraft | FutureFlight


Foreign Commercial and Regulatory developments

Dufour Aerospace announce development cooperation for its Aero3 eVTOL aircraft with Swiss Air-Rescue Rega – eVTOL Insights


Skyports and Kencoa Aerospace announce project to implement cargo drone deliveries in South Korea – eVTOL Insights


SKYCHARGE, powered by Green Motion and Pipistrel, is the …

SkyGuardian RPAS Undertakes European Trials | Defense News: Aviation International News (ainonline.com)


New Joint Venture Will Take 150 of Volocopter’s eVTOL Aircraft for China Market | FutureFlight


Future Visions

The Future Is Here but Where Are the Flying Cars? (interestingengineering.com)




We Are Disruptors | Creating a More Equitable and Sustainable Future – Telosa//Archer


Building the City of the Future

The World Needs Disruptors I did send you a copy of the NEOM proposal

While Marc Lore’s contemporaries are focused on the noble feat of racing to space, he’s focused on solving immediate issues that are much closer to home, particularly the growing wealth gap and the inequalities it generates. Funding disruptive ideas that help to solve difficult problems is one of the reasons Marc was an early investor in Archer and it’s also the reason he’s decided to build his own spaceship city – named Telosa. But how did Marc get to where he is, why is he so driven to build an entirely new city from scratch and how does Archer factor into all of this?

A Moonshot Idea Being Brought to Life

Pursuing the biggest and boldest ideas is a way of life for Marc, reflected in his track record as a successful entrepreneur, having started and sold a handful of companies before successfully bringing corporate behemoth, Walmart, into the “age of ecomm.” Marc not only enjoys thinking about moonshot ideas, he’s also demonstrated an uncanny ability to will them into existence.

“Telosa” is the ultimate moonshot. Greek for “highest purpose”, the name is a perfect representation of Marc’s intentions for this multi-decade project – creating a new city in America that sets a global standard for urban living, expands human potential, and becomes a blueprint for future generations. We think ideas like Telosa that are this ambitious, and grounded in intentions so innately good, deserve to be celebrated as they align closely with Archer’s mission and purpose to help create a better, more sustainable future.

Transportation Fit for the City of the Future

So what are the key features Telosa needs in its transportation modalities? Sustainability, accessibility and efficiency. Archer’s eVTOL aircraft will aim to deliver on all three fronts by providing all-electric aerial transportation that is available to Telosa’s residents and efficiently delivers commuters to their intended destinations in a fraction of the drive time it would have taken them in traffic. Archer is proud to be a key transportation partner of Telosa and plans to play an important role in the future of this, and many other, cities.

Building Telosa will be Marc’s most ambitious undertaking yet. If there’s one thing his track record indicates, it’s that we’re all set to bear witness to the realization of his most disruptive idea to date – and the world will be better for it.

Volocopter wants to bring its eVTOLs to America from Los Angeles – The Oxford Spokesman


Volocopter Partners with Urban Movement Labs of Los Angeles – sUAS News – The Business of Drones


Hyundai Partners with Urban-Air Port for 65 Air Mobility Infrastructure Hubs – TransportUP


Urban-Air Port announces development plan for 65 urban air mobility infrastructure hubs worldwide in partnership with Hyundai Motor Group (commercialdroneprofessional.com)


Urban-Air Port Wins Backing from Hyundai for Network of Ground Hubs | FutureFlight





Litigation Information (federal, state and local courts-actions and decisions




CAE and BETA Technologies announce strategic partnership for pilot and maintenance training program (prnewswire.com)


Market Forecast


NASA research

NASA Begins First eVTOL Test of AAM Campaign with Joby – Aviation Today




Operational Developments

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Eviation signs first ground operations partner for its electric passenger jet – Puget Sound Business Journal (bizjournals.com)


Lilium Jet Technology with Daniel Wiegand, Matthias Meiner, Brian Phillipson & Alastair McIntosh


Paragon VTOL to Implement Fleet of 50 Air Taxis in Brownsville, TX – TransportUP


Heli-Eastern Starts Trial Operations with EHang’s EH216 eVTOL in China | FutureFlight

People in the AAM sector


Archer co-founders provide overview of its eVTOL technology in Open House video – eVTOL Insights

Margaret Mary Smyth



Research—Academic/Business- teaching


Regulatory Policy


Safety Research


Becker Avionics Partners with Iris Automation on Enhanced UAV Safety Systems – TransportUP


State, county and city policies on AAM


Technology Development and Research




CAE To Provide Pilot and Mechanic Training for Beta’s Alia 250 eVTOL | FutureFlight


AAM case studies {JDA link}




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