Revolution.Aero’s Five on Friday: Archer, EHang and Eve



Welcome to this week’s selection of five top stories from the world of advanced air mobility. We include news from AutoFlight, Bell and eMagic.


Industry News

Archer announces FAA Special Airworthiness Certification

Archer Aviation has received a Special Airworthiness Certificate from the FAA, allowing it to start flight testing for the Maker, which is set to begin the hover flight tests by the end of 2021.

EHang targetting China certification ‘in the next few months’

Chinese eVTOL developer EHang said the company is on track to obtain type certification approval for its EH216 with the Civil Aviation Administration of China “in the next few months.”

Sydney Seaplanes orders 50 eVTOL aircraft from Embraer

Embraer’s Eve entered a partnership with Sydney Seaplanes for 50 aircraft. This will see eVTOL services operate out of Sydney Harbour as early as 2026.

Eve and Nautilus Aviation partner for UAM operations in Australia

As part of the partnership, Northern Australia’s largest helicopter operator Nautilus has ordered 10 of Eve’s eVTOL aircraft, with flights taking off over the Great Barrier Reef by 2026.

Tier 1 Engineering to convert helicopters into eVTOL for organ delivery

California-based Tier 1 received its first electric propulsion unit from magniX. This will allow it to modify a Robinson R44 into an eVTOL used to deliver life-saving organs.