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TriFan 600 VTOL holds over 60 orders

TriFan 600 VTOL holds over 60 orders

Responding to invitations from the superyacht community, XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) exhibited the revolutionary TriFan 600 at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 1-5, 2017, the world’s largest boat show.  Following the show, XTI announced today it has received over 60 orders from customers under its pre-sales program, in addition to several more large… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft, 10-Nov-17

XTI reports more orders for VTOL TriFan 600 from NBAA Conference

XTI reports more orders for VTOL TriFan 600 from NBAA Conference

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced today it received several additional orders and deposits from customers under its pre-sales program.  “We’re pleased with the strong interest that we received at NBAA’s 2017 Business Aviation Convention,” said Robert LaBelle, Chief Executive Officer of XTI. “These are serious buyers who reserved a priority number for the eventual commercial production… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft, 23-Oct-17

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CityAirbus demonstrator passes testing milestone

CityAirbus demonstrator passes testing milestone

Airbus Helicopters has recently completed the first full-scale testing for the propulsion system of the CityAirbus demonstrator – a multi-passenger, self-piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle designed for urban air mobility. During this successful testing phase, the CityAirbus team thoroughly checked the individual performance of the ducted propellers as well as the integration… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Oct-17

Airbus advances on-board image processing capabilities for VTOL systems

Airbus advances on-board image processing capabilities for VTOL systems

In line with its strategy of innovation for the future of vertical flight, Airbus Helicopters is developing an experimental on board image processing management system aimed at performing automatic approaches and landing in challenging conditions, as well as paving the way for future sense & avoid applications on autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) systems…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Oct-17

Volocopter agrees 25M Euro funding

Volocopter agrees 25M Euro funding

The objective of making flying possible for everyone has drawn closer:  In July 2017 the aviation start-up Volocopter agreed a finance deal over 25 million Euros with the automobile firm Daimler from Stuttgart, the technology investor Lukasz Gadowski from Berlin and further investors. Using this fresh capital  Volocopter will further expand upon the leading technology… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 16-Aug-17

AHS announces results of annual Student Design Competition

AHS announces results of annual Student Design Competition

The Vertical Flight Technical Society today announces the winners of the 34th Student Design Competition: University of Maryland won first place in both the graduate and undergraduate categories. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, sponsored the competition this year with a total of $12,500 in prize money. The 2017 Student Design Competition was for… Read more »

Source: VTOL, 15-Aug-17

Wirth Research announces hydrogen-powered tiltrotor mapping drone

Wirth Research announces hydrogen-powered tiltrotor mapping drone

The all-new Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) will be VTOL capable for its long-endurance missions, carrying its primary mission payload of a sophisticated suite of terrain-mapping sensors and on-board data processing capabilities.   To allow the longest possible endurance with zero in-flight emissions, and reduced vibrations, this unique UAS will be powered by an advanced hybrid… Read more »

Source: Wirth Research, 13-Jun-17

AHS supports Uber vision of electric VTOL

AHS supports Uber vision of electric VTOL

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, applauds Uber Technologies for its bold plan to transform urban transportation with electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. Uber is convening its Elevate Summit this week (April 25-27) in Dallas, Texas, featuring more than 50 speakers over three days, many of whom are AHS members The Uber… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 26-Apr-17

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World premiere of the Volocopter series model 2X

World premiere of the Volocopter series model 2X

The German start-up e-volo is celebrating the world premiere of the first series model of a passenger multicopter on April 5 – 8, 2017 at Europe’s largest general aviation trade fair AERO in Friedrichshafen. After six years of development e-volo is presenting the Volocopter 2X, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft powered purely by… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 19-Apr-17

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100 seat VTOL Patent Awarded To Boeing

100 seat VTOL Patent Awarded To Boeing

Boeing has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office, indicating the desire to build a 100 seat commercial passenger VTOL aircraft. The patent was filed in June 2014 and was awarded to them this past Tuesday, 25th October 2016. Boeing reports that their aim to build a VTOL aircraft was in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Nov-16

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ESA provides seed funding for electric two-seat VTOL aircraft

ESA provides seed funding for electric two-seat VTOL aircraft

A start-up company hosted in a European Space Agency (ESA) business incubator is developing the world’s first vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for personal use. The electric two-seater will open the door to a new class of simpler, quieter and environmentally friendly planes available from 2018. “Our goal is to develop an aircraft for use… Read more »

Source: ESA, 10-May-16

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