Revolution.Aero’s Five on Friday: Mitsubishi, ZeroAvia and Vertical Aerospace



Welcome to this week’s selection of five top stories from the world of advanced air mobility. We include news from Mitsubishi, ZeroAvia and Vertical Aerospace.


Industry News

Mitsubishi and Alaska Air back ZeroAvia

Mitsubishi and Alaska Air are teaming up with ZeroAvia to convert regional airliners to hydrogen propulsion. Alaska Air is also investing in the California-based start-up.

Vertical Aerospace gets $205m financing boost 

Vertical Aerospace will receive $205m in additional financing to support certification and commercialisation of its VA-X4 eVTOL air taxi. Investment firm Mudrick Capital Management is contributing $200m of this.

Skyryse brings in $200m to make flying an aircraft as simple as swiping a touchscreen

Skyryse has raised a $200m Series B to develop FlightOS, a flight automation technology stack that aims to help experienced pilots operate new types of aircraft and allow novices to learn the ropes.

Eve launches ticket sales for UAM simulation in Rio de Janeiro

Eve Urban Air Mobility is set to launch a month-long UAM simulation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a Bell 505 helicopter standing in for the eVTOL air taxi Eve plans to bring to market by 2026.

CAAM releases Toronto AAM White Paper

Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium’s white paper, called ‘Advanced Air Mobility Comes to Toronto: Exciting Opportunities to Improve Urban Mobility of People, Goods and Services’, anticipates the city to be a frontrunner in AAM-led medical use cases.