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Volocopter reveals production electric air taxi design
Germany’s Volocopter has unveiled the design of its production electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxi, which the company plans to fly within 18 months.
Norway’s Avinor crash a blow to electric aviation vision
The crash of Norway’s first electric aircraft is being portrayed by local media as a blow to the country’s plan to electrify all domestic aviation by 2040.
Swedish startup to build all-electric regional aircraft 
A Swedish startup is planning an aggressive program to develop an all-electric 19-passenger regional aircraft, backed initially by a government-supported research program looking at the technologies and infrastructure required to introduce electric aviation in Sweden.
Hybrid-electric regional demonstrator to fly in 2021 
The German aerospace cluster of Berlin-Brandenburg plans to fly a technology demonstrator for low-emission hybrid-electric propulsion systems for future 19-seat regional airliners.
Zunum launches new fundraising bid to develop hybrid-electric regional 
Hybrid-electric regional aircraft startup Zunum Aero is again trying to raise funds to continue developing its 12-passenger ZA10, after earlier fundraising efforts failed.
Researchers warn of contrail impact on climate 
The climate impact from aircraft contrails will triple by 2050, increasing faster than aviation can reduce its carbon emissions, a new study by researchers at German aerospace center DLR concludes.
Bombardier CRJ1000
Bombardier splits CRJ, Challenger certificates for Mitsubishi deal 
Bombardier is working with airworthiness authority Transport Canada to create a new type certificate for the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) family, separate from that for the Challenger 600-series business jet.
Cora, an air taxi designed and built by Kitty Hawk Corp.
Boeing partners with Kitty Hawk’s Cora eVTOL developer 
Boeing will collaborate with electric-vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) developer Cora, a division of startup Kitty Hawk that is flight testing an autonomous air taxi.
Bombardier CRJ family aircraft
Bombardier sells CRJ program to Mitsubishi for $550 million 
Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Bombardier have struck a deal on the sale of the Canadian manufacturer’s Canadair Regional Jet program for $550 million and assumption of some debt.
Experimental eVTOL vertiport may come to Paris by 2024 
French airport operator Groupe ADP plans to install an experimental vertiport at one of its 10 Paris-area aerodrome locations to test all components of an urban air mobility (UAM) service that could be launched for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, which will be hosted by Paris.
ANA to buy waste-gas biofuel from LanzaTech 
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has signed an offtake agreement to purchase sustainable aviation fuel from LanzaTech, with deliveries planned to begin in 2021.
On-demand provider orders 50 Ampaire hybrid-electric aircraft 
Hybrid-electric aircraft developer Ampaire has announced a 50-aircraft launch order from Personal Airline Exchange (PAX), a US startup that plans to offer per-seat, on-demand charter service.
Fifth eVTOL developer joins Uber’s aerial ridesharing program 
Uber has added a fifth electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) vehicle developer to its Elevate aerial ridesharing program, announcing a partnership to develop Jaunt Air Mobility’s Reduced Rotor Operating Speed Aircraft (ROSA).
Boeing’s passenger eVTOL prototype crashes during flight test 
Boeing’s full-scale Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV) electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) prototype crashed earlier in June during unmanned flight testing at subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences in Manassas, Virginia.
Volocopter details approach to urban air mobility in white paper 
German startup Volocopter says its multicopter electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) air taxi can offer the majority of inner-city and airport shuttle services in more than 90% of its Top 100 target cities.
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