Hanneke Weitering
Science & Technology Editor

Hanneke Weitering is a writer and editor with AIN covering advanced air mobility and new flight technologies. She became an aviation journalist and joined the AIN team in the summer of 2022 after reporting on spaceflight and astronomy for six years at Space.com. After earning a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she moved to New York City to pursue a master’s degree in science, health, and environmental reporting at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She is now based in Seattle near Boeing Field and spends her free time exploring nature in the Pacific Northwest.

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Training and Workforce

Archer Taps Etihad To Recruit and Train eVTOL Pilots in UAE

Etihad Aviation Training will receive a Midnight eVTOL simulator
A man and woman are pictured wearing flight suits with Archer and Etihad Aviation Training logos
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Textron eAviation Acquires German Engineering Firm

Munich-based Amazilia Aerospace specializes in automated flight tech
Textron eAviation's Nuuva V300 cargo eVTOL

Textron eAviation's Nexus eVTOL Aircraft Could Fly in 2025

The company's Nuuva cargo drone is approaching its first flights, too
Textron eAviation's Nexus eVTOL aircraft

Cessna Citation Ascend Progresses with FAA Certification Testing

The Ascend prototype has completed 350 flight test hours
Cessna Citation Ascend
Regulations and Government

FAA Approves More Antidepressants for Pilots

Three additional medications are now "conditionally acceptable"

Beechcraft Denali Begins FAA Certification Flight Tests

Textron Aviation aims to certify the turboprop single in 2025
A Beechcraft Denali is pictured in flight
Maintenance and Modifications

Textron Aviation Opens Expanded Parts Distribution Center

The Wichita facility stocks 150,000 unique parts
Textron Aviation's Global Parts Distribution Facility
Regulations and Government

Cockpit Video Recorder Mandates Remain Elusive

Lawmakers once again decline to require cameras in airline cockpits
Eye in the Sky camera

Eviation Reveals Latest Redesign of Alice Electric Airplane

With a new CEO in place, supplier selections will be announced later this year
A digital rendering of Eviation's Alice design released in April 2024

Japanese Charter Service Signs Deal with Eve for 50 eVTOL Aircraft

AirX plans eVTOL charter flights and sightseeing tours in Tokyo
A digital rendering of Eve's eVTOL aircraft with the AirX logo

Beta Achieves Piloted eVTOL Aircraft Transition Flights

Alia 250 eVTOL prototype aircraft achieves key transition from hover to cruise flight
Beta Technologies' Alia 250 eVTOL flies across a partly cloudy sky

Beta's 'Charge Cube' Earns UL Safety Certification

UL certification verifies compliance with safety standards and regulations
Beta Technologies' Charge Cube
Regulations and Government

Archer Aviation Opens Policy Hub in Washington, D.C.

California-based eVTOL developer builds momentum for FAA certification
Melissa McCaffrey and Lynda Tran

U.S. Air Force Backs VerdeGo’s VH-4T Hybrid-electric Powerplant

Afwerx funds VerdeGo's 400-kW turbine generator development
VerdeGo Aero's VH-4T iron bird

Sustainable Aviation Consortium Launches in San Antonio

Ampaire's Electric EEL hybrid-electric technology demonstrator flew to San Antonio for the occasion
Ampaire Electric EEL lands at Stinson Municipal Airport

Rome's Vertiport Tests AI-Powered Bird Monitoring System

Artificial intelligence could protect eVTOL aircraft from birds
A view of the UrbanV vertiport in Rome
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Chinese eVTOL Aircraft Developer TCab Raises $20 Million

Unnamed investor aims to introduce air taxis in the Middle East
TCab Tech E20 eVTOL aircraft
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Reliable Robotics Gains Fresh Funding for Autonomous Flight Tech

NASA and the U.S. Air Force invest in autonomy
Reliable Robotics' Cessna 208 Caravan flying over clouds

AAM To Take Center Stage at EBACE 2024

Geneva event to highlight electric, hybrid, and hydrogen aircraft solutions
VoltAero Cassio 330 at Paris Airshow 2023

'Harsh' eVTOL Operating Demands Shorten Battery Life

Research highlights the need for tailored eVTOL battery solutions
An infographic depicting eVTOL battery capacity and power during the various stages of flight.

Joby's eVTOL Aircraft Coming to MacDill Air Force Base

Operational testing will begin at MacDill in 2025
Two of Joby’s prototype electric air taxi aircraft at the company’s flight test and manufacturing facilities in Marina, California.

Alaka’i Makes the Case for Hydrogen-powered eVTOL Aircraft

Hydrogen fuel cells power the Skai eVTOL
Alaka'i Skai eVTOL

FAA Finalizes Airworthiness Criteria for Joby's eVTOL Aircraft

The FAA has issued its final ruling on the special class airworthiness criteria for Joby's five-seat eVTOL aircraft.
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SkyDrive Launches Production of SD-05 eVTOL Prototype

SkyDrive and its partner Suzuki have begun building the first prototypes of the three-seat SD-05 eVTOL air taxi in Iwata City, Japan.
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Signature Installs Beta's Electric Charging Stations at FBOs

The infrastructure can support any electric aircraft and ground vehicles
Beta Technologies electric charging station

Signature Aviation Electrifies FBO Locations With Beta's Aircraft Chargers

The business aviation services group inaugurated its first Beta charging station on March 7 at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (KMHT) in New Hampshire.
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Vela Alpha eVTOL Could Be Indonesia's First New Civil Aircraft in Decades

Vela Prima Nusantara is developing a piloted, four-passenger eVTOL aircraft called the Vela Alpha, which it intends to have certified and in service in Asia and North America in 2028.
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Whisper Aero Proposes 100-seat Electric 'Jetliner' Concept

Whisper Aero believes its ultraquiet propulsion system could enable sustainable regional flights.
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Ampaire Acquires Electric ‘Aerotow’ Developer Magpie Aviation

Hybrid-electric powertrain pioneer Ampaire is expanding its portfolio of sustainable flight solutions with the acquisition of Magpie, a start-up developing an autonomous tow for electric aircraft.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

Skytrac Expands Satcom Offerings for Helo Customers

SDL-350 satcom terminal installed in AW139
Skytrac systems