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Archer's eVTOL Aircraft Moves to the Final Phase in Its Flight Testing Program
Archer's eVTOL Aircraft Moves to the Final Phase in Its Flight Testing Program

1 Aug 2022, 13:44 UTC / Archer's Maker eVTOL aircraft successfully completed the second of its three key phases in its flight testing program, proving its crosswind capabilities

 
Airbus to Carry Out Hydrogen-Powered Flights With Modified Arcus Glider
Airbus to Carry Out Hydrogen-Powered Flights With Modified Arcus Glider

20 Jul 2022, 15:14 UTC / Airbus plans to launch the project "Blue Condor", which will launch two Arcus-J gliders at high altitudes to compare contrail emissions

 
Prosperity I Air Taxi Prototype Owns the Sky in New Footage Released by AutoFlight
Prosperity I Air Taxi Prototype Owns the Sky in New Footage Released by AutoFlight

29 Jun 2022, 10:10 UTC / Chinese eVTOL developer AutoFlight released new footage of its second full-scale proof-of-concept air taxi. Prosperity I flaunts an upgraded design

 
First Airbus Helicopter Powered by 100 Percent SAF Takes to the Skies
First Airbus Helicopter Powered by 100 Percent SAF Takes to the Skies

22 Jun 2022, 16:04 UTC / Recently, an Airbus H225 helicopter successfully performed a test flight using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

 
Airbus' First Long-Range A321XLR Completes Maiden Flight, Is a Success
Airbus' First Long-Range A321XLR Completes Maiden Flight, Is a Success

15 Jun 2022, 23:57 UTC / On June 15th, first Airbus A321XLR (Xtra Long Range) took to the skies. The aircraft stayed in the air for approximately 4 hours and 35 minutes

 
Stratolaunch Cuts Short Sixth Flight Test of Its Mammoth Carrier Aircraft
Stratolaunch Cuts Short Sixth Flight Test of Its Mammoth Carrier Aircraft

10 Jun 2022, 00:51 UTC / On June 9th, Stratolaunch's massive carrier aircraft Roc was supposed to fly over the Mojave Desert for 3.5 hours, but its flight test was cut short

 
AutoFlight's New Test Flight Video Reveals the Latest Design of Its Prosperity I Air Taxi
AutoFlight's New Test Flight Video Reveals the Latest Design of Its Prosperity I Air Taxi

8 Jun 2022, 13:14 UTC / Chinese eVTOL developer AutoFlight releases a new video of its Prosperity I being tested. This version is very close to the final design of the air taxi.

 
Airbus Carries Out First Helicopter Flight Powered by SAF in Japan
Airbus Carries Out First Helicopter Flight Powered by SAF in Japan

1 Jun 2022, 12:16 UTC / For the first time, an Airbus' H215 helicopter completed a flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel. The flight took place in Japan and it lasted 30 minutes

 
Embraer Tests New Autonomous Flight Technologies in Brazil
Embraer Tests New Autonomous Flight Technologies in Brazil

6 May 2022, 19:29 UTC / Embraer has recently completed a series of test flights that focues on using autonomous flight technologies, paving the way for air taxi operations in Brazil

 
Massive Airplane Roc Aces Fifth Test Flight, Gears Up to Carry Hypersonic Vehicles
Massive Airplane Roc Aces Fifth Test Flight, Gears Up to Carry Hypersonic Vehicles

5 May 2022, 00:44 UTC / Stratolaunch's massive carrier aircraft Roc has successfully completed its fifth flight, moving closer to launch hypersonic vehicles

 
Airbus A380 Completes First Flight Powered by 100 Percent SAF
Airbus A380 Completes First Flight Powered by 100 Percent SAF

28 Mar 2022, 18:17 UTC / Following the A350 and the A319neo last year, an Airbus A380 MSN1 has successfully demonstrated 100 percent SAF-powered flight

 
Joby's Second Pre-Production Air Taxi Prototype Gets Back in the Sky for More Test Flights
Joby's Second Pre-Production Air Taxi Prototype Gets Back in the Sky for More Test Flights

25 Mar 2022, 09:25 UTC / California-based transportation company Joby Aviation resumes flight testing of its second pre-production air taxi prototype at its Marina facility

 
Airbus’ VSR700 Unmanned Helicopter Performs Autonomous Take-Offs and Landings at Sea
Airbus’ VSR700 Unmanned Helicopter Performs Autonomous Take-Offs and Landings at Sea

25 Mar 2022, 02:00 UTC / Airbus has recently begun trialing its VSR700 unmanned helicopter. The aircraft has successfully completed 150 autonomous take-offs and landings

 
Volocopter 2X eVTOL Carries Out First Crewed Flight in France, Is a Success
Volocopter 2X eVTOL Carries Out First Crewed Flight in France, Is a Success

24 Mar 2022, 17:55 UTC / Volocopter has reached a significant milestone: its 2X full-scale prototype has successfully performed its first crewed flights in France

 
U.S. Air Force Completes First Crewed Flight of ALIA eVTOL Aircraft
U.S. Air Force Completes First Crewed Flight of ALIA eVTOL Aircraft

15 Mar 2022, 01:23 UTC / The U.S. Air Force pilots Hank "Hog" Griffiths and Maj. Jonathan Appleby have successfully flown BETA Technologies' ALIA eVTOL for the first time

 
Stratolaunch's Mammoth Carrier Aircraft Nails Fourth Test Flight
Stratolaunch's Mammoth Carrier Aircraft Nails Fourth Test Flight

25 Feb 2022, 03:30 UTC / Stratolaunch's massive carrier aircraft has successfully completed its fourth test flight. This moves Roc closer to launching the first hypersonic vehicles

 
Prosperity I Air Taxi Is Ready to Conquer the Urban Sky, Nailed Its Transition Test Flight
Prosperity I Air Taxi Is Ready to Conquer the Urban Sky, Nailed Its Transition Test Flight

17 Feb 2022, 14:14 UTC / AutoFlight's promising Prosperity I eVTOL air taxi successfully completed the proof-of-concept transition test flight and there's footage to prove it

 
AutoFlight's eVTOL Has Got What It Takes to Be an Air Taxi and There's Footage to Prove It
AutoFlight's eVTOL Has Got What It Takes to Be an Air Taxi and There's Footage to Prove It

28 Jan 2022, 10:32 UTC / Prosperity I is AutoFlight's approach on eVTOL air taxis, promising to fly over 150 miles on a charge, at a maximum cruising speed of 124 mph

 
Giant Carrier Airplane Roc Aces Test Flight, Prepares to Launch Hypersonic Vehicles
Giant Carrier Airplane Roc Aces Test Flight, Prepares to Launch Hypersonic Vehicles

18 Jan 2022, 00:48 UTC / Stratolaunch massive carrier aircraft has successfully completed its third test flight, moving closer to support the launch of the company's hypersonic vehicles

 
Zeva's Flying Saucer Is Back, This Time With Video Proof That It Can Stay in the Air
Zeva's Flying Saucer Is Back, This Time With Video Proof That It Can Stay in the Air

17 Jan 2022, 10:14 UTC / Zeva Aero shared video proof that its UFO-looking eVTOL can actually stay in the air. The company started untethered hover tests of its flying saucer