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XTI Aircraft on Schedule with Development of Flying Prototype

XTI Aircraft on Schedule with Development of Flying Prototype

XTI Aircraft  announced today it is on schedule and on budget as it completes the ducts and fans for its 60% scale flying prototype and moves toward ground testing those components. “In this Phase 2,” explained Robert LaBelle, CEO of

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Italdesign and Airbus partner with Audi for car-and-drone concept

Italdesign and Airbus partner with Audi for car-and-drone concept

Design firm Italdesign and Airbus have partnered with car manufacturer Audi to develop the Pop.Up.Next – an updated prototype of the partnership’s fully-electric automobile and Vtol concept. A model of the flying-car design was presented at the Geneva Motor Show

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Voom launches in Mexico City

Voom launches in Mexico City

Airbus’s on-demand air-taxi service Voom is now offering on-demand helicopter commutes across Mexico City. The service allows commuters to request seats on a helicopter flights across the city through an app on their phone, avoiding the rush-hour traffic. Voom launched

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FAA to automatise drone registration

FAA to automatise drone registration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is testing a new drone authorisation programme to automatise US Drone registration. Announced at the FAA’s UAS symposium in Baltimore, the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) automated system will allow for real-time processing

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Kitty Hawk reveals new Cora air taxi

Kitty Hawk reveals new Cora air taxi

Google co-founder Larry Page’s aviation start-up has unveiled its first project – new air-taxi prototype named Cora. Mr Page’s wholly owned aviation firm Kitty Hawk – named after the Wright brothers’ home town in North Carolina – has unveiled an

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Voom joins Airbus Helicopters

Voom joins Airbus Helicopters

Digital helicopter-booking platform Voom has joined Airbus Helicopters as an exclusive on-demand service. Voom was first launched in April 2017 as part of the Airbus’s A^3 programme – its Silicon Valley project that invests in visionary aerospace entrepreneurs – providing

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US rules against Bombardier

US rules against Bombardier

The US Department of Commerce has ruled against Bombardier for selling C Series Jets to US operators below standard sale value. This ruling stems from an antidumping and countervailing duty investigation into Bombardier that was launched in May. The commerce

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Airbus closes 2017 with order spree

Airbus closes 2017 with order spree

Airbus is finishing off 2017 with four new orders, totalling 225 aircraft, and has finalised previously announced deals for 480 A320 family aircraft. Over the last ten days, Airbus has signed agreements with Delta for 100 A321neos, Pegasus Airlines for

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Aergo Capital prices $585 million senior notes

Aergo Capital prices $585 million senior notes

Dublin lessor Aergo Capital has announced the pricing of $584.839 million of secured notes by METAL 2017-1 Limited. Two companies, METAL USA and METAL CAYMAN, will use the notes to acquire a portfolio of 26 aircraft from Aergo – comprising

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Airbus takes majority stake in C Series programme

Airbus takes majority stake in C Series programme

Airbus has acquired a majority stake in Bombardier’s C Series aircraft division. The French manufacturer will acquire a 50.01% interest in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSLAP) – the operator of Bombardier’s C Series programme – at no cost

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