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Airborne-UnCrewed 11.15.22: Archer/United, Fruity Chutes, MQ-9B

Also: NOAA Polar Satellite, Joby’s eVTOL, Student Aviation Expo, Aero-TV: MagniX

Archer Aviation and United Airlines announced their first city pairing, a route between United’s hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.

The route will take passengers near New York's Battery Park on Pier 6 at the Heliport. The site will eventually become a node in a greater Urban Air Mobility network across the greater New York Metropolitan Area once additional capacity and approval is ready. Fruity Chutes has announced a partnership with Matternet in their Type Certification program for the M2 Drone. Fruity Chutes provided a number of essential safety components, namely shock cords, harnesses and parachutes to go with their drone-optimized Iris Ultralight system. The program's success makes the company the first to see a drone parachute complete the demanding 4-year FAA evaluation process. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Hughes Network Systems have demonstrated a multi-orbit satellite uplink to control an MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft from afar. The test used a high data rate SATCOM transmission system leveraging medium Earth orbit, low-latency geostationary satellites... All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!

Airborne-Unmanned 11.15.22 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Tuesday, November 15th, 2022... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Holland Lee, Sophie Hurlock, Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, and Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, this episode covers:

  • Archer and United Airlines Announce First Electric Air Taxi Route in US
  • Fruity Chutes Assists in Matternet M2 Type Certification Effort
  • MQ-9B Tested with High-Speed, Low-Latency Satellite Control 
  • NASA Launch Delivers NOAA Polar Satellite
  • Joby’s eVTOL Aircraft Issued Airworthiness Criteria
  • Leesburg, VA Student Aviation Expo Successful
  • Aero-TV: MagniX Electric Propulsion Units Poised for Ubiquity

Get Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at And be sure to join us again next week for the next edition of "Airborne-Unmanned" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, next week!

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