Hungarian Electric Small Aircraft Production Set to Begin in China

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The Hungarian aircraft manufacturer, Magnus Aircraft Zrt., is gearing up to commence production of its small electric aircraft in China. Construction of their factory in Wuxi, located near Shanghai, is set to be completed by October. This marks a significant step for the company as it extends its reach beyond Hungary, leveraging Chinese state investment to build a new industrial park spanning 210,000 square meters. The facility will include a showroom, composite manufacturing, aircraft assembly, maintenance facilities, and a development center in collaboration with the University of Óbuda.

The Czech flying engine could be available for purchase in 2028

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Imagine a sunny day with clear skies. You step into your garage, where your Airwolf—a flying motorcycle from Czech company UDX Aero—awaits. As you think about the exhilarating experience of flying, a smile forms on your face. You settle into the seat, buckle up, and with a press of the accelerator, you are airborne. This dream could become a reality as early as 2028.

FAA’s Landmark eVTOL Pilot Training and Standards

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The aviation world is on the cusp of a revolutionary change with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) latest proposal. Setting its sights on the future, the FAA has outlined a comprehensive blueprint for the training and certification of pilots for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. This pioneering move is not just a leap into advanced air mobility but a carefully orchestrated plan to usher in a new era of aviation by the end of 2024.

China’s Leap into Flying Cars

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In a groundbreaking announcement that heralds a new era in transportation, China’s Xpeng Aeroht, a subsidiary of the esteemed electric car manufacturer Xpeng Motors, has set a definitive timeline for the commercial launch of their much-anticipated flying cars.

A Shift in Aviation Licensing and Training

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed to develop pilot training requirements that will essentially create the legal environment for the certification and operation of eVTOLs in Community airspace. The rules are expected to open up the future of flying taxis in the United States, even if the technology is still years away from being commercialized.