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Airborne-NextGen 04.04.23: 40-Seat Hybrid eVTOL, HALO Space, Virgin Orbit DOA?

Also: Inflatable Space Habitat, E.U. SAF, VFS 2023 Group Award, E.U. CO2 Policy

LYTE Aviation showed off a pair of brand new, sustainable aircraft in the 40-seater SkyBus and cargo-hauling SkyTruck. 

The hybrid, electric VTOL aircraft sport a 4.5 tonne payload, 1,000-km range, and 300 km/hr top speed with largely conventional technology. HALO Space has announced the next step in its journey towards edge-of-space commercial tourism. Following a successful December 2022 test-flight of the company’s helium-balloon ascent platform from Indian soil, HALO Space is making ready for a second test-flight, which will ascend spaceward from southern Spain later this year. Sir Richard Branson’s cash-strapped Virgin Orbit announced it will shut down operations and lay-off 675 of its 775 employees after failing to secure what a company representative called “meaningful funding.” Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart made the fateful announcement during an all-hands company meeting. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-NextGen!!!

Airborne-NextGen 04.04.23 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Tuesday, April 4th, 2023... 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:

  • Lyte Aviation Unveils 40-Seat Hybrid eVTOL
  • HALO Space to Conduct Second Test Flight
  • Virgin Orbit To Shut Down
  • Sierra Space Tests Inflatable Space Habitat
  • European Aviation Sector Races to Beat E.U. SAF Deadlines
  • VFS 2023 Group Award Recipients Announced
  • E.U. CO2 Policy Ruinous to European Aviation Sector

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