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Bristow orders 50 eVTOL aircraft from British manufacturer Vertical

Bristow orders 50 eVTOL aircraft from British manufacturer Vertical

23-Sep-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of vertical flight solutions to government and civil organizations, and Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd (“Vertical”), a British engineering and aeronautical business pioneering zero-emissions aviation, announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the two firms will cooperate on the certification, operational planning and potential purchase... Read more

Bell to showcase Nexus Air Taxi at Smithsonian exhibition

Bell to showcase Nexus Air Taxi at Smithsonian exhibition

22-Sep-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Bell Nexus Air Taxi will be on display in the new Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building (AIB) “FUTURES” exhibit coming this fall. The Bell Nexus Air Taxi, which made its public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, is Bell’s futuristic electric vertical... Read more

Urban-Air Ports partners with Hyundai to create 65 eVTOL hubs

Urban-Air Ports partners with Hyundai to create 65 eVTOL hubs

22-Sep-2021Source: Urban-Air Ports

UK start-up Urban-Air Port has announced a partnership with the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group to develop the blueprint and foundations for Urban Air Mobility infrastructure to meet the growing demand for autonomous airborne drones and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger vehicles. The goal is to meet the growing demand... Read more

Australia considers drone noise regulations

Australia considers drone noise regulations

22-Sep-2021Source: Australian Government

RPA, commonly referred to as drones, are an emerging and innovative technology being used around the world. Drones have a diversity of applications including in the agricultural sector, emergency services, infrastructure inspections and surveys, surf lifesaving, delivery of medical supplies, aerial photography and commercial delivery just to name a few. There are currently no internationally-mandated... Read more

Embraer’s Eve partners with Helipass to expand UAM ops in France

Embraer’s Eve partners with Helipass to expand UAM ops in France

22-Sep-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Helipass, SAS, announced a new collaboration to accelerate and deploy electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also known in the market as EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft), across France and Europe. The partnership aims to fly Eve’s electric aircraft for a total of 50,000 flight hours per year. This... Read more

Urban Aeronautics secures $10M for CityHawk eVTOL

Urban Aeronautics secures $10M for CityHawk eVTOL

20-Sep-2021Source: Urban Aeronautics

Urban Aeronautics, the Israel-based aerospace company behind CityHawk, the advanced, compact eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle) with a distinct, wingless exterior and patented fully-enclosed Fancraft™ rotor system, today announced the first $10 million towards their next round. The added funds come after the latest successful test flights for the company’s tech demonstrator in early July, showcasing the CityHawk’s... Read more

CAE partners with Beta Technologies for eVTOL pilot and maintenance training

CAE partners with Beta Technologies for eVTOL pilot and maintenance training

16-Sep-2021Source: CAE

CAE announced that BETA Technologies (BETA) selected CAE as its partner of choice to design and develop its pilot and maintenance technician training program for the ALIA eVTOL aircraft. CAE will leverage its decades of training expertise to develop a full suite of innovative, digitally integrated curriculum and courseware solutions for the aviation workforce of... Read more

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman join forces on rotorcraft UAS opportunities

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman join forces on rotorcraft UAS opportunities

16-Sep-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman announce their intention to jointly pursue opportunities in the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) domain. Drawing on Leonardo’s expertise in rotorcraft and Northrop Grumman’s capabilities in advanced aeronautics and next generation autonomous uncrewed aerial systems, the companies will focus on jointly addressing global opportunities in the VTOL... Read more

Samad Aerospace completes first CTOL flight of 50% scale e-Starling

Samad Aerospace completes first CTOL flight of 50% scale e-Starling

14-Sep-2021Source: Samad Aerospace

Cranfield based UK technology startup, Samad Aerospace, has reached a major milestone with the successful conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) flight test of the company’s 50% scale fully electric aircraft, the Starling, moving towards vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). Samad’s Starling project aims to commercialise the world’s first e-VTOL hybrid aircraft. Samad’s CEO, Dr Seyed... Read more

FAA approves Archer certification basis

FAA approves Archer certification basis

8-Sep-2021Source: Archer

Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”), a leading developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft has been actively engaged with the FAA through its Center for Emerging Concepts & Innovation and the Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office to develop the airworthiness and environmental requirements necessary for full certification of its eVTOL aircraft. Archer is pleased... Read more

Archer to collaborate with USAF on flight testing

Archer to collaborate with USAF on flight testing

7-Sep-2021Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”), a leading developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, announced an agreement with the USAF to establish a collaborative strategy to explore the technical readiness and suitability of Archer’s eVTOL aircraft for USAF purposes. As Archer continues its work towards achieving FAA Type Certification of its eVTOL aircraft, flight... Read more

Joby and NASA partner to measure EVTOL noise

Joby and NASA partner to measure EVTOL noise

2-Sep-2021Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (“Joby” or “the Company; NYSE:JOBY”) this week became the first company to fly an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign. NASA’s AAM National Campaign is designed to promote public confidence in emerging aviation markets, such as passenger air taxis, through flight... Read more

EP Systems Powers Archer’s Maker eVTOL Demonstrator

EP Systems Powers Archer’s Maker eVTOL Demonstrator

31-Aug-2021Source: EP Systems

EP Systems is powering Archer Aviation’s Maker eVTOL demonstrator vehicle with its VersaPower battery system. EP Systems’ legacy VersaPower battery family has laid the foundation for its next generation EPiC technology. Its compact, high-performance design has allowed EP Systems to take lessons learned and optimize its features into the brand new EPiC product line for... Read more

Bristow working with Electra.aero on hybrid-electric eSTOL

Bristow working with Electra.aero on hybrid-electric eSTOL

26-Aug-2021

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of vertical flight solutions to government and civil organizations, and Electra.aero, Inc. a pioneering developer of clean and efficient aviation technology solutions, today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) and Purchase Agreement under which the two... Read more

HyPoint to develop hydrogen fuel cells for Piasecki helicopters

HyPoint to develop hydrogen fuel cells for Piasecki helicopters

26-Aug-2021Source: HyPoint

HyPoint, the company developing zero carbon-emission turbo air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell systems for aviation and urban air mobility, today announced that it has entered into a multi-phase collaborative development agreement with Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC), a pioneer in advanced rotorcraft and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) platforms and technologies, for the development and certification of a hydrogen fuel... Read more

Archer Expands Business Leadership Team

Archer Expands Business Leadership Team

26-Aug-2021Source: Archer Aviation

California-based Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer” or the “Company”), a leading Urban Air Mobility company and developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, announced two new hires: Tosha Perkins, who has joined the company as Chief People Officer and Andy Missan, who has joined as Chief Legal Officer. In her role, Perkins will manage hiring... Read more

Dufour publishes spec of Aero3, its tilt-wing eVTOL

Dufour publishes spec of Aero3, its tilt-wing eVTOL

26-Aug-2021Source: Dufour Aerospace

Dufour Aerospace published specification details on the Aero3, its flagship product. The Aero3 is a VTOL tilt-wing aircraft that will combine exceptional space, load and range for various transportation missions including most of today’shelicopter applications. This piloted, multi-purpose hybrid aircraft is a successor to the unmanned demonstrator aircraft test flown by Dufour Aerospace since 2020.... Read more

Archer partners with Reef for city UAM landing sites

Archer partners with Reef for city UAM landing sites

25-Aug-2021Source: Archer Aviation

California-based Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer” or the “Company”), a leading developer of an Urban Air Mobility ecosystem and all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, today announced it will work with REEF to develop plans for urban takeoff and landing sites. REEF, the largest operator of mobility and logistics hubs in the US, transforms urban... Read more

Embraer’s Eve and Ascent extend partnership

Embraer’s Eve and Ascent extend partnership

24-Aug-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility, LLC, an Embraer company, and Ascent Flights Global Ltd. announced a deepening of their partnership aimed at developing a robust Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region. Beginning in 2026, Eve will provide Ascent with up to 100,000 hours of flight time per year on its electrical vertical... Read more

VFS directory reaches 500 VTOL concepts

VFS directory reaches 500 VTOL concepts

10-Aug-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces that the development of all-electric and hybrid-electric-powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft has continued to gain momentum. The transformative potential of eVTOL aircraft for urban air mobility (UAM), cargo and other advanced air mobility (AAM) missions is driving... Read more

VRCO picks Aspen Avionics for XP4 eVTOL

VRCO picks Aspen Avionics for XP4 eVTOL

10-Aug-2021Source: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics announces VRCO, Ltd. has selected Aspen Avionics as the manufacturer of choice for its luxury VTOL. Aspen will provide next-generation avionics display systems, GPS, and other sensor technologies as well as providing avionics integration services. The vehicle is scheduled for certification in 2026. “The proven versatility of Aspen’s avionics display strategies and sensor... Read more

Eve and Flapper to develop UAM ops in Latin America

Eve and Flapper to develop UAM ops in Latin America

6-Aug-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. (“Eve”), an Embraer company, and Flapper Tecnologia, S.A. (“Flapper”), an independent on-demand private aviation platform, today announced a partnership aimed at developing the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market in Latin America. The partnership will serve as a proof-of-concept (POC) for future regional operations of Eve’s electrical vertical takeoff and... Read more

Archer announces board nominees ahead of SPAC merger

Archer announces board nominees ahead of SPAC merger

6-Aug-2021Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”), a leading Urban Air Mobility company and developer of all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, and Atlas Crest Investment Corp. (“Atlas Crest”) (NYSE: ACIC) today announced Deborah Diaz, Maria Pinelli, and Fred Diaz as nominees for the post-closing board of directors. These nominations will add three additional diverse and seasoned... Read more

Volocopter demonstrates at EAA AirVenture

Volocopter demonstrates at EAA AirVenture

5-Aug-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), flew at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture 2021 in Wisconsin. The Volocopter 2X flight was the first ever public crewed test flight of a fully electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi in the US. This successful flight marks a key milestone in Volocopter’s plan... Read more

Joby starts process to become first eVTOL airline

Joby starts process to become first eVTOL airline

4-Aug-2021Source: Joby Aero

Joby Aero Inc. (“Joby”), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, announced it had taken the first step towards building the first eVTOL airline, by beginning the process to receive a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”). A Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate is required for... Read more

Joby completes eVTOL flight of over 150 miles

Joby completes eVTOL flight of over 150 miles

30-Jul-2021Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aero Inc. (“Joby”), a California-based company developing an all-electric air taxi for commercial passenger service, today announced it had achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing. The flight was completed at Joby’s... Read more

Volansi Appoints former USAF Assistant Secretary as CEO

Volansi Appoints former USAF Assistant Secretary as CEO

22-Jul-2021Source: Volansi

Volansi​, the leader in autonomous, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) delivery drones for medium to heavy-weight payloads, today announced the appointment of Dr. Will Roper, one of the country’s foremost experts on aerospace transformation, as its new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Roper joined the Volansi board of directors in March 2021. Volansi’s primary venture capital investors are... Read more

Volocopter and Skyports to conduct feasibility study in Malaysia

Volocopter and Skyports to conduct feasibility study in Malaysia

22-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

Malaysia Airports announced that it has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Skyports, the world-leading designer and operator of vertiport infrastructure for electric air taxis, and Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM). As a first step, the parties will combine their distinct aerospace and aviation expertise to conduct a feasibility study... Read more

Archer Expands Industry-Leading Engineering Team

Archer Expands Industry-Leading Engineering Team

22-Jul-2021Source: Archer Aviation

California-based Archer, a company designing and developing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL),  announced two new hires: Bob Ellithorpe has joined the company as Vice President of Program Management and Glen Burks has joined as Vice President of Manufacturing. In his role, Ellithorpe will oversee the development and production of Archer’s commercial eVTOL aircraft. Similarly,... Read more

Rotor X Aircraft Enters The eVTOL Market

Rotor X Aircraft Enters The eVTOL Market

15-Jul-2021Source: Rotor X Aircraft

The Rotor X Aircraft Manufacturing Company (RX), makers of the Rotor X Phoenix A600 Turbo helicopter which is renowned as the world’s most affordable and reliable 2-seat kit helicopter, announces they are entering the electric Air Taxi market with their revolutionary world’s most efficient helicopter, called the RX eTransporter.  RX is now operating the former RotorWay... Read more

Eve UAM to collaborate with EDP on eVTOL infrastructure

Eve UAM to collaborate with EDP on eVTOL infrastructure

15-Jul-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Embraer´s Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions (“Eve”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Brazilian operation of EDP, a multinational energy leader, to collaborate on Urban Air Mobility (UAM). Both companies will cooperate on the research of operational models for charging infrastructure solutions needed for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to begin... Read more

EASA continues to support development of safe VTOL aircraft

EASA continues to support development of safe VTOL aircraft

9-Jul-2021Source: EASA

EASA invites authorities, industry and stakeholders to take part once more in a consultation process, now related to the second publication of Means of Compliance (MoC) with the Special Condition for VTOL. EASA’s objective of the consultation is to provide visibility on the content and on the range of flexibility which allows to address different architectures and... Read more

CAE to develop training program for Volocopter

CAE to develop training program for Volocopter

8-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

CAE, a global leader in aviation training, and Volocopter, a leading pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced today the signing of a strategic partnership, subject to definitive agreement, to develop, certify, and deploy an innovative pilot training program for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) operations. A first in the industry, this eVTOL pilot training... Read more

Volocopter Secures Production Organisation Approval

Volocopter Secures Production Organisation Approval

7-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced that it has secured Production Organisation Approval (POA) in compliance with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA Part 21G). The company is acquiring its long-standing, trusted partner in innovation and production, DG Flugzeugbau, a global leader in composite aircraft production. Through this acquisition, Volocopter is... Read more

Eve to Deploy Electric Vertical Aircraft for Blade

Eve to Deploy Electric Vertical Aircraft for Blade

5-Jul-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. (“Eve”) and Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (“Blade”, NASDAQ: BLDE) announced an arrangement for Eve to provide Blade up to 60,000 hours of flight time per year on its electrical vertical takeoff landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also known in the market as EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft), beginning in 2026 for use... Read more

Archer expands team with 20 from supersonic developer Aerion

Archer expands team with 20 from supersonic developer Aerion

25-Jun-2021Source: Archer

California-based Archer, a company designing and developing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL), announced over twenty veteran engineers from Aerion Corporation have joined the company. Until recently, Aerion held a group of impressive talent who helped the company work towards their innovative vision of supersonic air travel. With 350+ collective years of experience, Archer welcomes... Read more

Volocopter Flies at Paris Air Forum

Volocopter Flies at Paris Air Forum

23-Jun-2021

The pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), Volocopter, flew their Volocopter 2X electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft at Le Bourget Airfield during the Paris Air Forum. With both, the flight demonstration of their Volocopter 2X and the VoloCity model onsite, the German UAM developer demonstrated the progress they are making to introduce eVTOL... Read more

Archer unveils eVTOL aircraft

Archer unveils eVTOL aircraft

18-Jun-2021Source: Archer

California-based Archer, a company designing and developing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL), debuted its Maker aircraft both live in Los Angeles and streamed to a global audience on the evening of June 10. The intimate, COVID-safe in-person event was held at the Hawthorne Hangar Operations and utilized industry leading XR technology to take audiences... Read more

EHang debuts at the VivaTech 2021 conference in Paris

EHang debuts at the VivaTech 2021 conference in Paris

18-Jun-2021

On Wednesday, EHang Holdings Limited made its debut at the VivaTech 2021 conference in Paris to showcase safe, intelligent, and eco-friendly aerial mobility solutions and further promote UAM applications. VivaTech is Europe’s biggest startup and tech event. The fifth edition conference is held on June 16 – 19, 2021, in Paris, France at Expo Porte de... Read more

Volocopter partners with Near Earth Autonomy for autonomous flight

Volocopter partners with Near Earth Autonomy for autonomous flight

18-Jun-2021Source: Volocopter

Near Earth Autonomy and Volocopter’s VoloDrone team announced that they will partner to test Near Earth Autonomy’s autonomous flight technology on Volocopter’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) VoloDrone aircraft. As leaders in the eVTOL and autonomy industries respectively, Volocopter and Near Earth Autonomy will combine and apply their expertise to further autonomous urban air mobility (UAM). Together... Read more

UMS Skeldar to start flight trials of ECARO V-150 UAV

UMS Skeldar to start flight trials of ECARO V-150 UAV

15-Jun-2021Source: UMS Skeldar

Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS Skeldar, arrived this week at the Grottaglie Airport in Italy with its V-150 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) air vehicle ahead of a three-week flight test campaign with the Distretto Technologico Aerospaziale (DTA). The tests form part of the ECARO project which, among other... Read more

World’s largest eVTOL aircraft order announced

World’s largest eVTOL aircraft order announced

11-Jun-2021

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, and Vertical Aerospace (‘Vertical’), the most advanced electric vertical take-off and landing (‘eVTOL’) company in the world, announce a ground-breaking US$2 billion order for up to 500 electric eVTOL aircraft. This agreement, which is subject to certain closing conditions, will introduce the ultra-short-haul aircraft category to commercial aviation, a... Read more

American Helicopter Museum Adds Kitty Hawk Flyers

American Helicopter Museum Adds Kitty Hawk Flyers

4-Jun-2021Source: American Helicopter Museum

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) recently added two Kitty Hawk Flyers to its collection. The electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, gifts from their inventor, Kitty Hawk Corporation in Palo Alto, California, were intended to serve as recreational vehicles. The lightweight, single seat aircraft are each eight feet long, 13 feet... Read more

VoloConnect: Expanding Volocopter’s Coverage of the Urban Air Mobility Ecosystem

VoloConnect: Expanding Volocopter’s Coverage of the Urban Air Mobility Ecosystem

28-May-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), unveiled its newest aircraft, VoloConnect, at EBACE Connect. This electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) is designed to connect suburbs to cities and complements the company’s existing family of aircraft for the intra-city mission. VoloConnect’s distinctive hybrid lift and push design is expected to achieve certification within the... Read more

Jaunt Air Mobility picks CAE for simulation and modeling

Jaunt Air Mobility picks CAE for simulation and modeling

14-May-2021Source: CAE

CAE announced today that it has been selected by Jaunt Air Mobility to lead the design and development of the Jaunt Aircraft Systems Integration Lab (JASIL) for the the company’s new all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the Journey aircraft. Leveraging CAE’s 70+ years of experience in high-fidelity simulation, CAE will work hand-in-hand with... Read more

EHang to participate at upcoming Investor Conferences

EHang to participate at upcoming Investor Conferences

12-May-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (“EHang” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EH), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, today announced that its management team is scheduled to present or host meetings with institutional investors at the following virtual investor conferences. May 12, 2021, the Inaugural Morgan Stanley eVTOL/UAM Summit with a Fireside Chat. May... Read more

Blade Secures Up to 20 BETA Technologies eVTOL for 2024 delivery

Blade Secures Up to 20 BETA Technologies eVTOL for 2024 delivery

3-May-2021Source: BLADE Urban Air Mobility

Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered urban air mobility platform, announced a binding agreement to secure up to 20 BETA Technologies (“BETA”) ALIA Electric Vertical Aircraft (“EVA”) for purchase by its network of operators, subject to certain conditions. The agreement includes a commitment for Blade operators, or third-party financing sources... Read more

Volocopter makes first steps into China

Volocopter makes first steps into China

21-Apr-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, and the global mobility technology group, Geely Technology Group, presented Volocopter’s electric air taxi, the 2X, for the first time in China at Geely’s booth at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition 2021. The companies are highlighting their cooperation and aim to introduce urban air mobility to the Chinese market and give visitors the... Read more

VFS Continues Record Growth, Reaches 150 Corporate Members

VFS Continues Record Growth, Reaches 150 Corporate Members

19-Apr-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports today that it has continued to experience record growth, propelled largely by the continued expansion of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developments around the world. “Despite the pandemic, interest and investment in the eVTOL industry has accelerated,... Read more

Wheels Up partners with Bell for expansion into helicopter market

Wheels Up partners with Bell for expansion into helicopter market

12-Apr-2021Source: Wheels Up

Wheels Up, the leading brand in private aviation, announces an initiative with Bell Textron, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, to lead the industry both in short- and long-term solutions with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). The collaboration between the industry leaders will set a new standard in addressing the growing demand for convenient intra-urban... Read more

UPS plans purchase of ten eVTOL with 1400lb cargo capacity

UPS plans purchase of ten eVTOL with 1400lb cargo capacity

9-Apr-2021Source: UPS

UPS, together with its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary, plans to purchase electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies (BETA) to augment its air service for select small and mid-size markets. These aircraft will take off and land on-property at UPS facilities in a whisper-quiet fashion, reducing time-in-transit, vehicle emissions, and operating cost.... Read more

HyPoint unveils breakthrough hydrogen fuel cell prototype for aviation applications

HyPoint unveils breakthrough hydrogen fuel cell prototype for aviation applications

25-Mar-2021Source: HyPoint

HyPoint, the company developing zero-carbon emission hydrogen fuel cell systems for aviation and urban air mobility, today unveiled the first operable prototype of its breakthrough turbo air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell system. The NASA award-winning fuel cell technology, developed by an international team of engineers, delivers an unprecedented combination of specific power and energy density and... Read more

USAF makes grant to review hybrid electric options for eVTOL

USAF makes grant to review hybrid electric options for eVTOL

23-Mar-2021Source: LiquidPiston

LiquidPiston, Inc., a developer of advanced rotary internal combustion engines, announced today the adaptation of its X-Engine technology for the United States Air Force to use in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as well as “orbs” – urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles designed to carry people and cargo around. The X-Engine, a next-generation rotary diesel engine,... Read more

Archer commits Urban Air Mobility Network In Los Angeles by 2024

Archer commits Urban Air Mobility Network In Los Angeles by 2024

1-Mar-2021Source: Archer Aviation

California-based Archer, who are designing and developing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL), today announced their commitment to launching their first Urban Air Mobility (UAM) network in Los Angeles by 2024. Archer is excited to explore the potential for UAM to address some of Southern California’s mobility challenges and provide a new option for... Read more

EHang Joins EU GOF 2.0 Research Project

EHang Joins EU GOF 2.0 Research Project

22-Feb-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced its participation in the European Union “GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation” project, which is a follow-up to the SESAR JU GOF U-space project. GOF 2.0 is focused on developing the safe, secure, and sustainable... Read more

NASA grants UC San Diego $6 million for eVTOL design tools

NASA grants UC San Diego $6 million for eVTOL design tools

22-Feb-2021Source: UC San Diego News Center

Imagine fleets of small aircraft able to vertically take off and land from helipads in urban areas, transporting people to and from work; or shuttles with preset routes flying people to the airport or other major hubs. This futuristic system of flying taxis and shuttles is one step closer to reality thanks to a team... Read more

Joby Aviation Generates First Revenue

Joby Aviation Generates First Revenue

18-Feb-2021Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, a transportation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, which it intends to operate as a commercial passenger aircraft in 2024, today announced that it has begun generating revenue as part of achieving another major milestone in the Agility Prime program. The company also announced that it has agreed to... Read more

EHang to Demonstrate Medical Air Mobility

EHang to Demonstrate Medical Air Mobility

17-Feb-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced its participation as the only passenger eVTOL partner in the SAFIR-Med project. SAFIR-Med, which stands for “Safe and Flexible Integration of Advanced U-Space Services for Medical Air Mobility”, is a research and innovation project to... Read more

Garmin Integrated Flight Deck Selected by Joby Aviation

Garmin Integrated Flight Deck Selected by Joby Aviation

17-Feb-2021Source: Garmin

Garmin G3000® integrated flight deck to Joby Aviation for its revolutionary all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, which is expected to commence commercial operations in 2024. Garmin has decades of experience deploying certified avionics solutions to new markets and this is continued with the touchscreen G3000 integrated flight deck for eVTOL aircraft in the... Read more

United Airlines to order up to 200 eVTOL in agreement with Archer Aviation

United Airlines to order up to 200 eVTOL in agreement with Archer Aviation

16-Feb-2021Source: United Airlines

United Airlines today announced that it has completed an agreement to work with air mobility company Archer as part of the airline’s broader effort to invest in emerging technologies that decarbonize air travel. Rather than relying on traditional combustion engines, Archer’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are designed to use electric motors and... Read more

Airbus unveils Flightlab testbed for new technologies

Airbus unveils Flightlab testbed for new technologies

22-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has started in-flight tests on board its Flightlab, a platform-agnostic flying laboratory exclusively dedicated to maturing new technologies. Airbus Helicopters’ Flightlab provides an agile and efficient test bed to quickly test technologies that could later equip Airbus’ current helicopter range, and even more disruptive ones for future fixed-wing aircraft or (e)VTOL platforms. Airbus... Read more

Volocopter Launches Campaign to Bring Electric Air Taxi Services to U.S. Cities

Volocopter Launches Campaign to Bring Electric Air Taxi Services to U.S. Cities

19-Jan-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the German air taxi start-up and “Pioneer of Urban Air Mobility (UAM),” announced  that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has positively accepted their application for concurrent Type Certificate validation on 22 December 2020. This sets the basis for Volocopter to bring their electric air taxi services to the American market. Volocopter is the first... Read more

Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Advancing Despite Pandemic

Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Advancing Despite Pandemic

13-Jan-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports today that the growth of world’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developments have continued apace despite the global pandemic. “This past year saw continued growth and progress in eVTOL developments,” said Mike Hirschberg, VFS Executive Director. “Our... Read more

ADAC Luftrettung Reserves Two Volocopter Multicopters

ADAC Luftrettung Reserves Two Volocopter Multicopters

17-Dec-2020Source: Volocopter

Volocopter and ADAC Luftrettung announced that ADAC Luftrettung has reserved two VoloCity electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. After publishing the results of the world’s first feasibility study about piloted multicopter use in rescue services, ADAC Luftrettung has invested in a reservation for two VoloCitys to prepare for operational tests in 2023. After two... Read more

US Army studies eVTOL acoustics in the quest for silent helicopters

US Army studies eVTOL acoustics in the quest for silent helicopters

4-Dec-2020Source: New Atlas

The US Army is working to better understand the acoustic properties of eVTOL aircraft and co-axial rotors as part of efforts to design quieter, stealthier helicopters.... Read more

Uber Elevate teams with GE Aviation for flight data monitoring

Uber Elevate teams with GE Aviation for flight data monitoring

21-Oct-2020Source: GE Aviation

Uber Elevate selected GE Aviation’s Digital Group as an ecosystem partner for their aerial ridesharing program. The initial phase of this program will develop requirements for a flight data monitoring program to support electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles on the Uber platform. “This partnership will help expand our digital innovation as the travel... Read more

Volocopter to full-scale eVTOL in Paris

Volocopter to full-scale eVTOL in Paris

2-Oct-2020Source: Volocopter

In the current context of environmental transition in air transport, economic recovery, and urban densification, Paris region, Groupe ADP and RATP Group aim to develop an urban air mobility industry branch, with a focus on the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL). The partners have therefore decided to bring together all the conditions to make... Read more

Revolutionary Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Accelerate

Revolutionary Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Accelerate

23-Jul-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today that it has now cataloged its 300th electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory. “Electric VTOL aircraft hold out the promise of being much safer, cheaper, cleaner and quieter,” said VFS Executive... Read more

NEXA Advisors and the VFS Announce Equity Partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc.

NEXA Advisors and the VFS Announce Equity Partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc.

16-Jul-2020Source: UAM Geomatics

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) have formed an equity partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc., whose purpose is to promote the development and utilization of eVTOL aircraft, including accelerated investment into related supply chains. A key asset of UAM Geomatics is the groundbreaking study, Urban Air Mobility—Economics and Global Markets 2020-2040. Updated quarterly,... Read more

New South Wales Government supports eVTOL development with grant

New South Wales Government supports eVTOL development with grant

10-Jul-2020Source: NSW Gov

Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders today visited the Narromine Aerodrome Industrial Park, where sustainable aerospace company AMSL Aero will test its electric Vertical TakeOff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicles. Mr Barilaro, who inspected a flight-capable scale model of the aircraft, said the flying car will have the potential to revolutionise transport... Read more

EASA publishes proposed eVTOL certification methods

EASA publishes proposed eVTOL certification methods

4-Jun-2020Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published proposed methods how to certify hybrid or electric air taxis (VTOL). Therefore, the Agency invites stakeholders and other interested parties to review the plans and provide their comments. This is the latest milestone in EASA’s roadmap to enable safe VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) operations and... Read more

Edge launches first UAE-built drone at UMEX 2020

Edge launches first UAE-built drone at UMEX 2020

2-Mar-2020Source: Edge Group

ADASI, the regional leader in autonomous systems and services, today officially launched the first UAE-made high-performance ‘Garmousha’ vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone in a deal with the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces. His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs unveiled the new... Read more

VFS Leads eVTOL Efforts at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

VFS Leads eVTOL Efforts at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

27-Jan-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today its activities at Heli-Expo to highlight advanced new military and civil vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Heli-Expo 2020 is hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and is being held Jan. 28–30, 2020, in the Anaheim Convention Center,... Read more

eVTOL manufacturer Joby Aviation raises $590 Million

eVTOL manufacturer Joby Aviation raises $590 Million

24-Jan-2020Source: Joby Aviation

 Joby Aviation, a pioneer in the development of an electric air taxi, has raised $590 million in Series C funding led by Toyota Motor Corporation. Prior investors, including SPARX Group, Intel Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and AME Cloud Ventures, also contributed to the round, and were joined by new... Read more

Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

9-Jan-2020Source: Volocopter

Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded the company Design Organisation Approval (DOA) following a series of thorough audits. The approval is a confirmation by EASA that Volocopter is performing its tasks as an aircraft manufacturer in a controlled and safe manner. As an approved Design Organisation, Volocopter... Read more

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