Revolution.Aero’s Five on Friday: Wisk, Eve and Boom



This week’s selection of five big industry stories begins with the legal battle between Archer and Wisk. We also include news from Eve Air Mobility, Boom, and others.


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Industry News

Archer’s defence in fight with Wisk

Archer says its aircraft, Maker, was conceived by an independent firm, FlightHouse Engineering, at least a month before Wisk applied to patent a similar design.

Halo orders 200 Eve Air Mobility eVTOLs

Directional-owned Halo will be the launch customer for 200 aircraft designed by Embraer’s UAM wing, with deliveries expected to start in 2026.

United Airlines to purchase 15 Boom Overtures

The airliner will buy the supersonic aircraft “once Overture meets United’s demanding safety, operating and sustainability requirements”. Rolls-Royce is an engine partner.

US Air Force acquiring Global 6000s

The USAF awarded a $464.8m contract for the purchase and modification of six Global 6000s as Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) aircraft.

Perseverance rover marks 100th Mars day on the Red Planet

The rover will spend at least one Mars year, or 687 Earth days, in an attempt to find signs of ancient Mars life and collect samples for future return to Earth.