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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.
US startup Ampaire begins test flights of electric regional aircraft
US startup Ampaire has begun flying a testbed for its electric propulsion conversion for regional aircraft.
NASA seeks demos of electric propulsion for commercial aircraft
NASA is assessing industry proposals for flight demonstrations of electrified aircraft propulsion systems with the goal of rapidly maturing the technologies for use in commercial transports that could enter the fleet by 2035.
Bombardier, Longview finalize Q series program deal
The de Havilland name has returned to aircraft manufacturing with completion of the $300 million sale of the Dash 8 program by Bombardier to Canada’s Longview Aircraft Capital.
Air-taxi services could face a lack of urban infrastructure 
The looming question is: If we build it, will they come?
An Ehang Falcon delivery drone lands autonomously
Full-automated drone deliveries begin in China 
Beijing-based international express delivery company DHL-Sinotrans has launched a full automated drone delivery service under a strategic partnership with autonomous aircraft developer Ehang.
Airbus, Siemens end collaboration on hybrid-electric E-Fan X 
First flight of the Airbus E-Fan X hybrid-electric regional aircraft demonstrator has slipped into 2021, from 2020.
Bombardier posts 2019 1Q loss and declining revenue 
After warning on April 25 that its results would miss their targets this year because of challenges in its rail unit, Bombardier revealed revenue for the first quarter down 13% to $3.5 billion. Full-year revenue is now projected at $17 billion, a reduction of $1 billion.
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