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University of Delaware | 11/21/2022
The University of Delaware's Center for Composite Materials (CCM) hosted the Second Annual Review of the NASA University Leadership Initiative Composite Manufacturing Technologies for Aerospace Performance at Automotive Production Rates project. 
Unmanned Traffic Management Market Forecast to 2030 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type, Component, Application, and End Use
Finance Yahoo | 11/17/2022
The unmanned traffic management market is expected to grow from US$ 867.99 million in 2022 to US$ 3,217.40 million by 2030; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 17.8% from 2022 to 2030.
Reality vs Hype In Commercial Aviation: Miquel Ros Interviews Michael Barnard
CleanTechnico | 11/12/2022
I had a great  conversation recently with Miquel Ros on his Allplane podcast. It was a couple of hours of good discussion across a range of aviation-related topics, and I encourage people to listen in here instead of just reading my gloss.
My projection of aviation refueling through 2100 with its broad error bars was central. We had a good discussion about the drivers of the projection.
Spectacular Drone Show Lights up the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
sUAS News | 11/11/2022
A festival celebrating the earliest form of aviation was complemented by the very latest in aviation technology, when drone show specialist Verge Aero flew a series of spectacular light shows for the 50th anniversary Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (AIBF) in New Mexico.
FlyBy Guys joins the Dronisos Certified Operator Club
sUAS News | 11/10/2022
Dronisos is proud to share its know-how and passion for Drone Light Shows with Flyby Guys.
Flyby Guys is officially a certified operator of the Dronisos drone show system. This was achieved after a
week of rigorous training and collaboration at Dronisos' headquarters in Bordeaux, France.
Dronamics and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to develop hydrogen-fuel technology for cargo drones
sUAS News | 11/09/2022
Dronamics, the leading middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator, and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS), a leading innovator in the development of zero emissions solutions for aerospace, announced that they will be combining their expertise to integrate hydrogen fuel-cell technology into the Black Swan, the long-range cargo drone developed by Dronamics.
AFWERX: How the Air Force and DoD are Supporting Innovation in the Drone Industry – and Vice Versa
dronelife | 10/30/2022
The AUVSI NE UAS and AAM Summit, held at the Northeastern University Innovation Campus, took place last week with an impressive lineup. Among the speakers offering a rare opportunity for an open discussion was Lt. Col. Thomas F. Meagher, Division Chief, AFWERX Prime, Department of the Air Force.  AFWERX is one of the military agencies most actively supporting and investing in new unmanned technology companies, helping startups reach commercial viability and scale through investment, testing, and other services.
St. Louis company introduces powerful drone tech in a small package
Flyover Future | 10/19/2022
Our goal at Flyover Future is to highlight the innovation and entrepreneurship going on in the heartland of the U.S. This week, we touch down in St. Louis, a city becoming known for its work in geospatial intelligence, to speak with the co-founders of WingXpand, an aerospace startup that manufactures aviation and aerospace components. James Barbieri is co-founder and CEO of WingXpand and Michelle Madaras is its co-founder and chief customer officer. We spoke to them from Los Angeles where they are participating in the TechStars program.
Italy’s First Vertiport Deployed at Fiumicino Airport
sUAS News | 10/08/2022
Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), Atlantia, UrbanV, and the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), Volocopter, have successfully completed the first crewed eVTOL test flights in Italian airspace. These tests were part of a mobility ecosystem setup at Fiumicino's Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. This is a key milestone toward the envisioned rollout of advanced air mobility (AAM) services in Rome by 2024, with the partners having initiated operations of the first fully functional vertiport in Italy. 
Five Winners of the 2022 Urban Air Mobility Innovation Challenge Announced at Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit & Expo
Yahoo Finance | 09/29/2022
Defense TechConnect's six Innovation Challenges feature "Shark Tank"-style pitches by startups, universities and national labs competing for more than $500,000 in total prizes and access to more than $50 billion in prototype-level contracting authority for government customers.
Unauthorized Drones Bring Football Games to a Halt: New cUAS Technology Could Solve the Problem
dronelife | 09/29/2022
Twice this week, football games in the U.S. were abruptly halted while stadium security teams attempted to deal with rogue drones over the field.
For Advanced Air Mobility, Safety is Paramount
NASA | 09/28/2022
Companies around the world are creating innovative new aircraft designs like electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOLs), and other aircraft concepts for use in emergency response and the delivery of packages and cargo. However, these aircraft will only grace U.S. skies after the Federal Aviation Administration provides assurance that they are safe to transport passengers or fly over communities.
Verizon becomes the first corporate drone program awarded IS-BAO registration
sUAS News | 09/24/2022
Verizon received the International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) registration for best practices for its commercial drone program.
Mayman Aerospace Wins AFWERX Grant for Speeder Air Utility Vehicle, Ultra Compact VTOL
dronelife | 09/21/2022
U.S. Air Force AFWERX Agility Prime Initiative Grants Mayman Aerospace $1.25M in Funding for development of Speeder Air Utility Vehicle, an ultra compact VTOL.
Experts Discuss Considerations for Advanced Air Mobility Infrastructure and Integration
Aviation Today | 09/20/2022
NASA recently published a whitepaper outlining more than 450 considerations for selecting vertiport locations. According to Nancy Mendonca, Deputy of the AAM Mission Integration Office at NASA, there was previously a lack of understanding in vertiport site selection. The Community Integration Working Group, of which Mendonca is the Technical Lead, gathered input from subject matter experts in a variety of areas in order to create this extensive list. The objective of this working group is to address social concerns surrounding safety, security, affordability, noise, privacy, and legality to achieve successful integration of AAM (advanced air mobility) vehicle operations in metropolitan areas. 
Boeing and Wisk Release Concept of Operations for Urban Air Mobility in the U.S.
Aviation Today | 09/20/2022
Boeing and electric air taxi developer Wisk unveiled a concept of operations this week that includes recommendations for deploying and integrating urban air mobility (UAM) in the United States. Wisk, which is developing an autonomous electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, is backed by both Boeing and Kitty Hawk Corporation.
UAS Integration Into Civil Airspace: Policy, Regulations and Strategy
sUAS News | 09/19/2022
This is the latest book from long-time airspace integration participant/advocate Douglas Marshall.
Archer Aviation Offers a Glimpse of Air Taxi Operations
Flying | 09/19/2022
Although developers of electric vertical takeoff and landing eVTOL air taxis have yet to receive certification of their aircraft, a few industry leaders have been thinking ahead to operations and what the experience will look like for passengers as well as pilots. 
Using Angel Networks to Facilitate Seed Capital for UAS Startups
UAS Magazine | 09/16/2022
Expanding the size of the angel investor pool who understand realistic market timing and technical platform requirements is valuable for the whole industry ecosystem. There are two emerging aerospace industry areas that the UAS Angel Network focuses on, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Advanced Air Mobility technology (AAM). Both of these platforms are beginning to accelerate the development of disruptive technologies at a rate not seen since the early days of traditional aviation.
Analytics Insight Announces ‘World’s 10 Best Drone Companies to Watch in 2022’
sUAS News | 09/14/2022
Analytics Insight has announced World's 10 Best Drone Companies to Watch in 2022′ in its September magazine issue. The issue is focusing on amazing drone companies that are building the core infrastructure for the global aviation ecosystem. 
Building Highways in the Lower Skies
AFCEA Signal Media | 09/14/2022
NASA investigates the possible flight safety constructs needed for urban air mobility.
Building Highways in the Lower Skies
AFCEA | 09/14/2022
NASA's urban air mobility airspace architect is looking into the considerations of flight safety management for large drones, copters and urban air taxis.
DriveOhio’s Vertiport Innovation Challenge prioritizes STEM outreach in schools
The Highland County Press | 09/13/2022
School is back in session, and DriveOhio has partnered with the Mastery School of Hawken in northeast Ohio to kick off its latest Vertiport Innovation Challenge. Using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills, students will focus on identifying an opportunity to implement advanced air mobility in their community.
AUVSI and SAE International to Host Urban Air Mobiklity (UAM) Event
AUVSI | 09/13/2022
The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and SAE International will co-host the second edition of their Business of Automated Mobility Forum: Flight Path to UAM on September 27-28, 2022.
With so many players jumping onboard, how do we proactively determine which eVTOL companies will dominate the market and which won’t?
100 Knots | 09/12/2022
According to NASA, Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is "a system of air transportation that transfers people and freight between places previously not serviced or underserved by aviation – local, regional, intraregional, and urban – employing revolutionary new aircraft that are only just now becoming feasible." Being at the intersection of three emerging trends—electrification, distributed propulsion, and autonomy—it is aerospace's newest market and, in recent years, the one that has spurred the bulk of innovation.
Cross-industry partnership advances UAS right-of-way testing, research
sUAS News | 09/07/2022
The University of North Dakota's John D. Odergard School of Aerospace Sciences (UND) has received additional funding from ASSURE for continued research into Right of Way rules using technologies associated with autonomous flight.
Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education awarded major federal grant for work on Advanced Air Mobility
Oklahoma State University | 09/02/2022
Oklahoma State University's Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education (OAIRE) has received two federal grants to expand its reach and impact in the development of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).
National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence breaks ground in Springfield
The Air Force Research Laboratory | 09/01/2022
The Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence, or NAAMCE, Aug. 23, 2022, in Springfield, Ohio. 
Vertical Flight Society’s 6th Infrastructure Workshop Tackles Critical Question of Vertiport Site Selection
UAS Weekly.com | 08/31/2022
The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is in the final stages of preparation for the latest in a series of highly successful workshops focused on advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure. The 6th Workshop on AAM Infrastructure will be held Sept. 20-22, 2022, in Dayton, Ohio, at the Marriott at the University of Dayton.
Berry Aviation awarded R&D contract to develop next generation UAS platform for America's Special Operators
Cision | 08/30/2022
The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Science and Technology Directorate recently awarded Berry Aviation, Inc. a $1.45M contract to design and develop a new Group 1 Unmanned Autonomous System (UAS) for Special Operations Forces (SOF).
Why rapid development of eVTOL aircraft requires similar growth in their concept of operations
Aerospace Testing International | 08/24/2022
Around the world, pressure is increasing on regulators to develop and refine concepts of operations to accommodate the future capabilities new types of aircraft, such as eVTOL aircraft and autonomous drones. Many in the aviation industry envision an advanced air mobility future, where such aircraft transport passengers and cargo around big cities from vertiports.
NASA Langley Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Flight Dynamics Research Facility
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily | 08/19/2022
NASA Langley Research Center held a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 17 to mark the beginning of construction on its new vertical wind tunnel, the Flight Dynamics Research Facility (FDRF).
Microsoft’s Drone AI Pilot Training Lab
CleanTechnica | 08/16/2022
It makes sense to perform the most hazardous activities in simulations when you're testing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicle prototypes, or simply automobiles in general. An early autonomous system may be extremely unpredictable, and Tesla warns that they might "make the wrong decision at the worst possible time." So, before even installing a system on a car, automotive manufacturers are doing a lot of simulator work to prepare the software for reality. At its most extreme, Tesla is building a supercomputer with capabilities far beyond what's needed.
The Blue sUAS Framework: A Conversation with ModalAI
dronelife | 08/16/2022
Many assume the Defense Innovation Unit's (DIU) Blue UAS program focuses solely on ready-to-fly drones. "Blue," however, consists of several distinct, but related, lines of effort.
The fall and rise of jetpacks
Royal Aeronautical Society | 08/16/2022
ANTONY QUINN CRAeS, Royal Navy Commander and co-founder of Maverick Aviation Ltd which has created a semi-automated hands-free jetpack, explores the turbulent history of personal air mobility.
Aerostructures Market Value Worth USD 74.0 Billion by 2030 at 9% CAGR - Report By Market Research Future (MRFR)
Yahoo Finance | 08/15/2022
Latest Research Report on Aerostructures Market- Information By Component (Fuselage, Flight Control Surfaces, Wings, Nose, Nacelle And Pylon, And Others), Material (Composite, Alloys, And Metals), End-Use (OEM And Aftermarket), Platform (Fixed Wing And Rotary Wing), And Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, And Latin America), Forecast till 2030
Global eVTOL Aircraft Market Expected to Accumulate a Revenue of $4,222.4 Million by 2033, Growing at a Healthy CAGR of 29.6% [329-Pages] | Research Dive
GlobeNewswire | 08/15/2022
The global eVTOL aircraft market is anticipated to grow tremendously by 2033, mainly due to the launch of advanced eVTOL aircraft services. Also, continuous innovations and research in the unmanned aerial technology are expected to make the optionally piloted sub-segment of the market as the most dominant one. Market in the North America region is predicted to witness substantial growth opportunities by 2033.
Edge Autonomy acquires Adaptive Energy, a leader in solid oxide fuel technology
sUAS News | 08/15/2022
Edge Autonomy, a leader in unmanned and autonomous technology, announced today that it has acquired Adaptive Energy (or "the Company"), a globally recognized designer and manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) for backup, off grid and UAV power. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Infrastructure Could Be Advanced Air Mobility's Greatest Challenge, Say Experts
Future Flight | 08/12/2022
Putting in place the complex infrastructure required for so-called advanced air mobility (AAM) operations could be the new sector's greatest challenge. That was the consensus of a diversity of speakers at the recent Electric Aircraft Symposium, hosted by the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on the eve of the AirVenture show.
Grand Farm’s Autonomous Nation Conference to Connect Autonomous Industry and Policymakers
sUAS News | 08/11/2022
Grand Farm will host its Autonomous Nation Conference on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Autonomous Nation will bring together policymakers from the local, state, and national levels with industry entrepreneurs and innovators to help make our region the most autonomous-friendly area in the country. The conference will focus on the autonomous industry and the impact it can have across our region, solving issues such as workforce shortages, inefficiencies, and technology gaps.
Detroit Auto Show to Showcase Air Mobility with Aerial Taxis, Hoverboards
DBusiness | 08/10/2022
Organizers of the North American International Auto Show today announced an all-new "Air Mobility Experience" will join the Sept. 14-25 auto show lineup, bringing science fiction to reality over the skies of Detroit and Windsor.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence Partners with Airspace Link on Community Drone Safety
sUAS News | 08/09/2022
Airspace Link, a leading provider of drone safety infrastructure, and the Lone Star UAS Center are announcing a partnership to launch the FlySafe Program, powered by AirHub, to enhance the safety and capabilities of drone operations within their local communities. Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) is a research facility dedicated to the innovation and safety of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flights throughout the United States. Lone Star UAS has been on the leading edge of planning and safety for UAS.
NASA and FAA Administrators Discuss Advanced Air Mobility at White House Summit
Aviation Today | 08/08/2022
According to Billy Nolen, Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, two companies developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft expect to earn FAA certification of their vehicles as early as 2024. He shared numerous insights about the FAA's approach to advanced air mobility and ensuring safety for the aviation industry during a keynote presentation at a summit hosted by the White House last week. Nolen added that in addition to supporting certification for eVTOL aircraft, another priority of the FAA is working to enable routine drone operations that can be carried out beyond the line of sight of a visual observer.
NASA Steps Up Urban Air Mobility Automation Trials in Vertiport Lab
Future Flight | 08/05/2022
NASA is stepping up preparations for an advanced air mobility (AAM) future. The U.S. agency's researchers recently completed simulations involving a vertiport hosting large volumes of eVTOL aircraft operations as part of its high-density vertiplex (HDV) subproject.
Advanced air mobility
Aerospace Manufacturing & Design | 08/05/2022
Deloitte's report, Advanced air mobility: Disrupting the future of mobility, by John Coykendall, Matt Metcalfe, Aijaz Hussain, and Tarun Dronamraju, examines the current state of advanced air mobility (AAM) – a market dominated by electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft companies.
Member Spotlight: Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership
AUVSI | 08/03/2022
The Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) is an FAA-designated UAS test site. They leverage operational capability, aviation expertise, and robust research resources to take on the most pressing technical and operational challenges in UAS integration. They lead Virginia's BEYOND team and other major federal UAS-integration efforts, and their work has consistently led to landmark permissions and operations that have advanced the industry.
Blockchain Will Coordinate Airspace so Delivery Drones Don’t Crash
Be in Crypto | 08/01/2022
Blockchain and drones: How will we control the new highways of the skies above us as small aircraft fill the the space above our cities?
Magnetic Gears For Urban Air Mobility
Engineer Live | 07/25/2022
David Latimer explains why there is so much interest in this new type of motor
The Future of UAM Solutions: Creating a More Accessible Tomorrow
Connected Aviation Today | 07/25/2022
In a previous article on Connected Aviation Today our editorial team heard from Boe Svatek, Leader of Strategic Programs for UAS, and Andrew Donnelly, Senior Marketing Manager, both at Collins Aerospace, about how advancements in Urban Air Mobility (UAM) solutions will revolutionize our cities by opening their airspace to new and innovative aircraft capable of automating difficult tasks, transforming logistics, and even reshaping how residents travel.  
In that conversation, both Svatek and Donnelly expressed their belief that the UAM solutions of the future will provide a new era of accessibility for both air travelers and for commerce. But what are the next steps towards realizing that potential? When can people expect aircraft to become a part of their daily commutes or package deliveries? How long before UAM solutions are leveraged to make jobs safer? 
Future air mobility funding still flows, although down from 2021
McKinsey & Company | 07/22/2022
After record inflows of funding in 2021, funding has resumed more normal growth thus far in 2022 because of five main factors. The industry's long-term outlook remains positive.

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