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Rolls-Royce signed TotalCare agreement with T’way as Trent 700 sets new milestone

Rolls-Royce and South Korean airline T’way have signed a TotalCare service agreement for Trent 700 engines that will power three Airbus A330 aircraft. The agreement is the first time T’way has selected TotalCare – adding another new member to the global family of operators relying on this service. It also marks the first time Trent 700 engines have been operated by a So...

Republic of Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military helicopter trainer

Republic of Korea selected Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The new Bell 505 helicopters will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) to train their next generation of helicopter pilots. The contract, which was signed between the Republic of Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration and Bell, cal...

TMAP joins Joby and SKT in partnership to bring air taxi service to South Korea

Joby Aviation confirmed that TMAP, South Korea largest mobility platform, will join Joby’s partnership with SK Telecom to bring aerial ridesharing services to Korea. As Korea largest mobility platform, TMAP holds an unprecedented amount of transportation and mapping data gathered over the last 20 years. This data will inform the partners’ design of optimal air taxi route...

SKT and Joby join forces to bring Air Taxi Service to South Korea

SK Telecom and Joby Aviation, California-based company developing an all-electric, five-seat eVTOL aircraft, announced they will work together to introduce emissions-free aerial ridesharing services to cities and communities across South Korea. SKT’s CEO Ryu Young-sang and Joby’s founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt signed a strategic collaboration agreement at Joby’s manufactur...

Volocopter & Kakao Mobility partner on urban air mobility study in South Korea

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility have inked a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on introducing UAM in South Korea. The study will identify a list of potential commercial routes, operational capabilities, and business models necessary for a UAM service operator in South Korea. The findings, to be released by February 2022, will lay the groundwork for possible future...

South Korea first crewed public air taxi test flight - Volocopter

Volocopter, has completed the first test flight with its 2X aircraft in Seoul, South Korea. It was the first ever crewed public test flight of eVTOL air taxi in South Korea. The Republic’s Minister for Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MoLIT) Noh Hyeong Ouk, together with senior officials from Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea and German Embassy, witnessed the...

The first step toward future UAM operations - EHang 216 Korean Flight Tour

EHang technology platform company announced that its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, EHang 216 has completed its maiden flights in three Korean locations - Seoul, Daegu, and Jeju Island. This flight tour signifies the starting point to explore the UAM market in Korea. During the flight tour, EHang brought the world's leading UAM solution to Korea, including passenger transportation, emerg...

Debut of EHang 216 AAV in Seoul, obtaining a special certificate of airworthiness from Korea

EHang 216 two-seater passenger-grade AAV had completed its maiden flight in Korea. The flight took place on November 11 at the “Open the Urban Sky” UAM Seoul Demo event in the center of Seoul. A series of trail flights of EHang 216 will then follow in several Korean cities. It is Korea's first time to launch a flight of an autonomous "air taxi" over a densely populated do...

South Korea KT to develop in-flight VR service

South Korea largest telecommunications company, will develop virtual reality entertainment service for air passengers.KT signed an agreement with Jin Air, the only widebody low-cost carrier operation in South Korea, and HIST for the new VR service optimized for air safety, security and other special in-flight needs. The nation's top telecom company will provide its VR service pl...

Hi Air to increase Korean regional connectivity with two ATR 72 Aircraft

Two ATR 72-500 aircraft from ATR asset management portfolio were sold Hi Air. With this purchase, the South Korean start-up will increase its ATR fleet to four. The two additional aircraft will be delivered in August and October. Supported by the superior economics and versatility of the ATR 72, which burns 40% less fuel and emits 40% less CO2 than a comparable regional jet, the air...

Drone delivery to be available for remote areas in Korea

A service that delivers packages to islands and mountainous regions using drones is now becoming a reality. Package delivery from Incheon to nearby islands is currently conducted using 10 passenger ship routes. However, PABLO AIR, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, plans to use its unmanned aerial vehicles to enable a higher-efficiency logistics service and bridge the gap in services...

Leonardo promotes its helicopters and defence electronics at Seoul ADEX 2019

Leonardo is promoting new solutions aiming to meet the Country’s demanding requirements for technology and industry cooperation. The Company’s AW159 already provides world-class technology to the RoK Navy and the helicopter is the ideal solution for the service’s ongoing requirement of 12 units to provide antisubmarine (ASW) and anti-surface (ASuW) cap...