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Airborne-Unmanned 12.28.21: Bristow-Overair, Space Telescope, uAvionix

Also: eHang EH-216, Rotax Service Bulletin, Eve Air Mobility, Camden Spaceport

Bristow Group, a "vertical flight solutions" company, has pre-purchased a batch of the as-yet unmade Butterfly eVTOL aircraft from OverAir.

Along with the deal, the two companies agreed to explore commercial aerial taxi service in emerging, densely populated markets. OverAir is yet another entrant into the burgeoning Urban Air Mobility market, boasting a 5-seat, intercity, quad rotor, efficient metro runabout. The company combines the forces of chief engineer Abe Karem with Korean defense contractor Hanwha Systems, combining his large body of aeronautical experience with the company's stout funding. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America.A joint effort with ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency, the Webb observatory is NASA’s revolutionary flagship mission to seek the light from the first galaxies in the early universe and to explore our own solar system, as well as planets orbiting other stars, called exoplanets. uAvionix has finished the first phase of development on their new SkyLink Control & Non-Payload Communications for drone operation on safety-critical, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) missions.The completion flights were done at a range up to 25 miles at the Northern Plains UAS Test site in Grand Forks, North Dakota. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!

Airborne-Unmanned 12.28.21 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Tuesday, December 28thy, 2021... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Kimberly Kay, 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:

  • Bristow Group Buys OverAir Butterfly eVTOL
  • Finally... James Webb Space Telescope Is On Its Way To Discovery
  • uAvionix Achieves 25 Mile BVLOS Connection
  • Japan Joins Development on eHang EH-216
  • Rotax Releases Service Bulletin
  • Eve Air Mobility Signs Deal With Skywest Airlines 
  • FAA Okays Camden Spaceport

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