Articles tagged “eVTOL”

United Airlines Invests $15 Million in Embraer-Backed Electric Air Taxi Startup

United is adding as many as 400 electric air taxis, known as electric vertical takeoff and landing — eVTOL — aircraft to its backlog under a new deal with Embraer-backed Eve Air Mobility that was unveiled Thursday.

United Airlines Invests $15 Million in Embraer-Backed Electric Air Taxi Startup

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Ex-Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza Thinks Electric Planes Face Huge Commercial Challenges

The future commercial use of electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, or eVTOLs, will be "highly challenging," according to former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza, who's a fan of the technology's potential, but thinks industrial and military applications would take place first. The Archer Aviation Maker aircraft on its first flight in December 2021. Baldanza,…

Airlines

AirAsia SuperApp Offers New Subscription Promotion for Flights, Food Delivery

Subscriptions are relatively hot in travel although AirAsia's limited new plan might be seen as a sign of weakness rather than strength. AirAsia Super+ is essentially a marketing plan to jumpstart the airline's flights and food delivery businesses.

AirAsia SuperApp Offers New Subscription Promotion for Flights, Food Delivery

Airline Weekly

AirAsia Plans to Add 100 Air Taxis to Ridesharing Platform

Electric air taxis have captured airlines' attention by offering them a solution to the last-mile of travelers' trips, and meeting carbon emission targets. AirAsia is the latest to jump for the technology with a big commitment for the proposed planes.

AirAsia Plans to Add 100 Air Taxis to Ridesharing Platform

Airlines

Flying Taxis Face Steep Regulatory Hurdles

The orders for electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, or eVTOLs, are coming in, but a mix of regulatory, technical and even social challenges means it could be several more years before they really take off.

Flying Taxis Face Steep Regulatory Hurdles

Airline Weekly

Embraer’s Electric Aircraft Business Eve to Go Public Via $2.4 Billion SPAC

Embraer's air mobility startup Eve is the latest to cash in on the SPAC craze. The developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing, or eVTOLs, aircraft plans to list in New York with a $2.4 billion valuation, and more than 500 commitments for its aircraft.

Embraer’s Electric Aircraft Business Eve to Go Public Via $2.4 Billion SPAC

Startups

Israeli Startup AIR Wants Consumers to Pilot Flying Cars Using Software

Startup AIR wants to have consumers piloting electric, vertical takeoff and landing vehicles with no training, just software. And if there's a software glitch?

Israeli Startup AIR Wants Consumers to Pilot Flying Cars Using Software

Airline Weekly

Airbus Jumps Into Electric Air Taxi Race

Airbus’ entry into the electric air taxi race brings the aircraft closer to reality. The airframer's long and close relationships with global regulators — unlike many of the new startups in the space — gives further credibility to its aggressive 2025 entry-into-service timeline.

Airbus Jumps Into Electric Air Taxi Race

Airline Weekly

Electric Air Taxi Legal Row Heats Up as Archer Countersues Wisk

Electric Air Taxi Legal Row Heats Up as Archer Countersues Wisk

Airlines

American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Make Multi-Billion Dollar Bet on Electric Aircraft

American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic are the latest to make commitments for a new breed of electric aircraft. But with few more than glossy renderings and even fewer actually flying, the likelihood of this new breed of plane carrying passengers by mid-decade as promised is low.

American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Make Multi-Billion Dollar Bet on Electric Aircraft