Revolution.Aero’s Five on Friday: Elroy Air, Lilium and Richard Aboulafia



This week’s selection of five big industry stories begins with Elroy Air. We also include news from Lilium, Hermeus and Richard Aboulafia..


Industry News

Elroy Air secures $40m in Series A

Aircraft lessor Skye Aviation ordered 15 of Bye Aerospace’s new eFlyer 800 electric aircraft, provisionally increasing the manufacturer’s order total to 800.

Lilium in talks with Brazilian airline for $1bn order

Lilium is negotiating the terms for a 220-aircraft, $1bn order with Azul Airlines, one of Brazil’s largest domestic carriers. Deliveries would begin in 2025.

Hermeus gets $60m from the US Air Force

US Air Force and several venture capital firms are making a $60m investment in Hermeus Corporation, the Georgia-based startup that aims to develop the world’s first reusable hypersonic aircraft.

DHL orders 12 Eviation planes

DHL Express has ordered 12 electric cargo aircraft from start-up Eviation for delivery in 2024. DHL is hoping to make a first test flight later this year.

Richard Aboulafia’s ‘Six AAM Thoughts’

In his monthly newsletter respected aerospace analyst Richard Aboulafia provides a candid appraisal of advanced air mobility