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HYUNDAI JOINS INCHEON AIRPORT FOR URBAN AIR MOBILITY TRAILS
Monday, September 21, 2020
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Hyundai's air taxi concept S-A1

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Hyundai's air taxi concept S-A1

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SEOUL -- Hyundai surprised many with the reveal of its urban air taxi, S-A1, earlier this year. The auto giant has partnered with Uber Air to bring their vision of electric flight to the urban air mobility (UAM) scene. The company, with the goal of commercialization of UAM by 2028, announced a partnership with Incheon Internation Airport Corp. The partnership involves Incheon studying the feasibility of using aircraft like the S-A1 as airport shuttles and work to establish the necessary infrastructure. Hyundai, for their part, will build the vertiports and transit hubs that will connect UAM to other forms of public transport. The partnership also includes KT Corp., which will set up the communications infrastructure and promote UAM as a mobility service.

Hyundai and partners hope to align their work with the Korean UAM Roadmap, which was announced in June. The roadmap outlines a path for UAM commercialization. Part of the roadmap is the Korean UAM Grand Challenge, a public-private joint project studying the viability of vertiports. South Korea as a whole has embraced the prospect of urban air mobility. Megacities like Seoul are prime locations for the implementation of air taxi technology and the country seems to recognize the potential in the industry to help decongest urban centers.

Source:  https://evtol.com/news/hyundai-incheon-airport-kt-urban-air-mobility-partnership/

 
EMBRAER ACHIEVES 250TH BUSINESS JET DELIVERY MILESTONE IN LATIN AMERICA
Monday, September 21, 2020
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Phenom 300E and Phenomn 100EV

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Phenom 300E and Phenomn 100EV

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MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Embraer delivered a Phenom 100EV and a Phenom 300E to two separate Brazilian customers, marking the company’s 250th business jet delivery in Latin America. The Phenom 100EV was delivered to an undisclosed industrial company, which selected the aircraft to maintain crucial business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Phenom 300E was delivered to AGROJEM, an agribusiness company.

"We are proud to deliver the ultimate experience in business aviation to two new valued customers from Embraer’s home country of Brazil," said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. "These deliveries are proof of the inherent value of business aviation, in that each company is purchasing their first business jet for the exclusive time efficiencies and cost savings, as well as the privacy, health, and safety benefits."

"Due to our continuous expansion of operations, we made the decision to transition from a turboprop to the new Phenom 300E. With our previous aircraft, we flew 200 hours per year. Now, with the Phenom 300E, we expect to cover the same distance in just 120 hours per year, saving valuable time and resources," said José Eduardo Motta, CEO of AGROJEM. "The Phenom 300E is truly a time-saving machine. Beyond reducing our travel time, the aircraft also creates the opportunity for continuous connectivity and the seamless ability to work in transit."

A perfect distillation of the private jet experience, the Phenom 100EV is the most complete, single-pilot certified, entry-level jet in the industry. The aircraft features the tallest and widest cabin in its class, with the exclusive Oval Lite cross-section, as well as the best baggage compartment in the category and an airstair typically seen only in larger categories of aircraft. Having delivered over 380 aircraft, the Phenom 100 is renowned for high utilization and low operating and maintenance costs, making it the ideal aircraft for first-time buyers.

The Phenom 300E is the fastest and longest-ranged, single-pilot certified, light jet in the industry. Capable of reaching Mach 0.80, the aircraft returns valuable time to its operator. The Phenom 300E offers unparalleled technology, comfort, and performance, including the industry’s first runway overrun awareness and alerting system (ROAAS), the best cabin pressurization in its class (6,600 ft. maximum cabin altitude), and a five-occupant range of 2,010 nautical miles with NBAA IFR reserves. With over 550 aircraft delivered, the Phenom 300 is the most successful business jet of the past decade.

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VOLOCOPTER PARTNERS WITH SCHENKER FOR HEAVY-LIFT DRONES
Monday, September 21, 2020
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VoloDrone

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VoloDrone

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BERLIN -- German urban air mobility startup, Volocopter, has teamed up with DB Schenker, a logistics group, to deploy Volocopter's heavy-lift drones. The joint project is tasked with gathering practical flying experience that will be vital for the rollout of Volocity, the air taxi by Volocopter. Additionally, the research done by the pair will be important for cargo drones, namely the VoloDrone. The remote-controlled VoloDrone can lift a load of up to 200 kilograms and has a range of 40 kilometers. The range and cargo capacity make the drone ideal for strong range transport of medical supplies and manufacturing components.

Schenker picked Volocopter after funding the company 87 million euros in a funding round that took place in February. This was one of the largest portions of the total 122 million euros in funding from investors. Schenker believes drones are the future of supply chains for city logistics.

Volocopter is expected to receive full certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency towards the end of 2022.

Source:  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-aviation-volocopter/air-taxi-firm-volocopter-teams-up-with-schenker-to-deploy-heavy-lift-drones-idUKKCN26C0SI

 

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