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NASA – TTBW Demonstrator Wanted!

NASA – TTBW Demonstrator Wanted!

NASA is looking for industry partners, with whom to develop and build a subsonic flight demonstrator, likely following the TTBW concept. This initiative is part of the Sustainable Flight National Partnership (SNFP). NASA first announced the project last June, with the...
Lilium and Azul Discuss Deal For 220 eVTOL Aircraft

Lilium and Azul Discuss Deal For 220 eVTOL Aircraft

In a deal that could cost $1 billion, Azul Airlines is in discussions for 220 Lilium Jet aircraft, the company’s promising eVTOL air taxi. The eVTOL world continues to see developments, with multiple projects racing in parallel. Many believe this could become a...
Single European Sky: A Simpler (?) Way To Cut Emissions

Single European Sky: A Simpler (?) Way To Cut Emissions

The Single European Sky could be the simplest and most effective way to reduce CO2 emissions in Europe. Also, it could be the most difficult. In many key ways, the European Union is working like a single country – or at least it’s supposed to be. EU citizens have no...
INCIDENT: United Express CRJ550 Diverts – Fuel Leak

INCIDENT: United Express CRJ550 Diverts – Fuel Leak

A CRJ550 crew operating a United Express flight diverted safely into Rochester, NY, after a substantial fuel leak caused a weight imbalance. The incident happened yesterday. GoJet, the operator of the aircraft, was performing flight UA-4583, for United Express. The...
Opener BlackFly – An Actual, Working, Practical eVTOL?

Opener BlackFly – An Actual, Working, Practical eVTOL?

We have covered several eVTOL designs here, but the Opener BlackFly seems different: simpler, easier to fly (and regulate)… and cheaper! Opener launched the BlackFly concept several years ago. The first scale project flew back in 2014. The first version that could...