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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

Volocopter first eVTOL start-up with EASA Design Organization Approval

Volocopter first eVTOL start-up with EASA Design Organization Approval

8-Jan-2020Source: Volocopter

Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter received recognition as a Design Organization Approval (DOA) from EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency. This happened after a series of rigorous investigations by the agency. The Design Organization Approval (DOA) is a confirmation by EASA that Volocopter is developing in a controlled and safe manner. As a design organization,... Read more

Frost & Sullivan Presents the Evolving UAM Landscape Up to 2040

Frost & Sullivan Presents the Evolving UAM Landscape Up to 2040

13-Dec-2019

The influx of established aerospace, automotive and technology companies into the urban air mobility (UAM) market, backed by technological advancements and government initiatives, is expected to drive the air taxi market. Air taxi operations are forecast to commence in 2022 in the Middle East and grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45.9%... Read more

Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 and eVTOL  Symposium

Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 and eVTOL Symposium

11-Dec-2019Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society, the leading advocate for the advancement of helicopters, rotorcraft and other vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (VTOL), announces details for its unique conference, Transformative Vertical Flight 2020, being held in San Jose, Calif., Jan. 21-23, 2020. Some 60 technical paper authors plus 75 invited speakers will present the gamut of technologies,... Read more

Transcend Air partners with Huslig design studio on VY400R eVTOL interior

Transcend Air partners with Huslig design studio on VY400R eVTOL interior

10-Dec-2019Source: Transcend Air

Transcend Air Corporation announced today that it’s partnering with renowned VIP aircraft interior design firm Huslig Collective in the building of the new luxury edition of its VTOL aircraft, the Vy 400R. The Vy 400R is the luxe version of the Vy 400 vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. The base Vy 400 will be used... Read more

Honeywell collaborates with autonomous control innovator Daedalean

Honeywell collaborates with autonomous control innovator Daedalean

5-Dec-2019Source: Daedalean

Daedalean and Honeywell, Inc. have signed an agreement on joint testing and technological partnership in developing solutions for autonomous takeoff, landing and GPS-independent navigation and collision avoidance for GA aircraft and electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOL). Additionally, Honeywell Ventures has joined the Swiss startup’s pool of investors, the amount and conditions undisclosed. In... Read more

Airbus and EASA combine efforts to bring the next generation of VTOL to life

Airbus and EASA combine efforts to bring the next generation of VTOL to life

3-Oct-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and EASA have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aiming to harness their respective experience and know-how to bring the next generation of VTOL platforms to life, along with the necessary regulatory framework to support them. “I am very pleased to be joining efforts with EASA to build a common framework for the next... Read more

More than 200 eVTOL Aircraft Now in Development

More than 200 eVTOL Aircraft Now in Development

9-Sep-2019Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) recently added the 200th electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept to its online World eVTOL Aircraft Directory. The Directory, launched in 2017, is the world’s most comprehensive compendium of electric and hybrid/electric-powered VTOL aircraft in development by aerospace companies, entrepreneurs and inventors around the globe. “We recognized in... Read more

Volocopter reveals design for new Urban Air Mobility aircraft

Volocopter reveals design for new Urban Air Mobility aircraft

27-Aug-2019Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility, presented the design for its newest air taxi model: VoloCity. This will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) by the German Urban Air Mobility developer. The VoloCity has been designed to meet the safety standards specified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (SC-VTOL category enhanced)... Read more

Vertical Flight Expo appoint Earlymarket to run an Innovation Zone

Vertical Flight Expo appoint Earlymarket to run an Innovation Zone

28-Jun-2019Source: Vertical Flight Expo

Earlymarket has partnered with Vertical Flight Expo to create the new Innovation Launchpad which will showcase the development of vertical flight technologies including helicopters, UAVs, eVTOLs, VTOLs and advanced drone hardware and software. The Vertical Flight Expo will be held at Farnborough International from 5-7 November. Vertical Flight Expo, previously known as Helitech International, aims... Read more

VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

13-Jun-2019Source: Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, today announced several initiatives that expand its support to the growing field of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aviation. This expansion includes new personnel, eVTOL workshops and partnerships, and eVTOL educational resources. Electric/hybrid-electric propulsion enables new vertical flight aircraft configurations... Read more

Deloitte launches eVTOL market report

Deloitte launches eVTOL market report

11-Jun-2019Source: Deloitte

A new class of vehicle is emerging that could turn dreams of “flying cars” into reality. Electric or hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles—known as “eVTOLs”—have the potential to revolutionize the future of human and cargo mobility. A new Deloitte Global report, “Change is in the air – The elevated future of mobility,” analyzes the... Read more

Volocopter publishes white paper on urban air mobility

Volocopter publishes white paper on urban air mobility

11-Jun-2019Source: Volocopter

Volocopter published „Pioneering the Urban Air Taxi Revolution” a white paper authored by Jan-Hendrik Boelens, CTO of Volocopter. The paper discusses current challenges associated with developing, certifying and launching air taxis in the megacities of the world and aims to offer solutions to those challenges. Primarily, the paper focuses on the topics safety & certification,... Read more

First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019

First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019

28-May-2019Source: Volocopter

Skyports and Volocopter announced a cooperation to build the first mobile Volo-Port for air taxis. UK-based global vertiport owner and operator Skyports and air taxi pioneer Volocopter unveiled plans for the Volo-Port – the physical landing pads for so-called eVTOL (electric take-off and landing) – through stunning designs produced by internationally renowned agency Brandlab. Ground-based... Read more

Lilium Reveals New Air Taxi Celebrates Maiden Flight

Lilium Reveals New Air Taxi Celebrates Maiden Flight

24-May-2019

Lilium, the Munich-based startup developing a revolutionary on- demand air taxi service, today revealed its new five-seater air taxi prototype for the first time. The unveiling of the new Lilium Jet came as the all-electric aircraft completed its maiden flight in the skies over Germany earlier this month. The full-scale, full-weight prototype is powered by... Read more

BRS to supply parachute system for proposed VY400 eVTOL

BRS to supply parachute system for proposed VY400 eVTOL

28-Mar-2019Source: BRS Aerospace

BRS Aerospace, the leading whole aircraft rescue parachute system manufacturer in the world, and Transcend Air Corporation, developer of the Vy 400, a six-seat, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, today announced a partnership to make the Vy the safest VTOL aircraft in history. BRS Aerospace and Transcend Air partner to make Vy 400 safest... Read more

Vertical Flight Society to Highlights Electric VTOL Revolution

Vertical Flight Society to Highlights Electric VTOL Revolution

8-Mar-2019Source: Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading advocate for advancing vertical flight technology, announces that it will host a two-hour panel discussion on “The Electric VTOL Revolution” on March 6, 2019 at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2019 convention at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The session is sponsored by Vertical... Read more

CityAirbus prototype is in public view – but NOT at Heli-Expo

CityAirbus prototype is in public view – but NOT at Heli-Expo

4-Mar-2019Source: HeliHub.com

As the industry turns its focus to Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Airbus Helicopters steals the headlines with the first public view of the CityAirbus. In the image seen here, the first prototype is seen outside the German plant at Donauworth, and carries a German registration ready for its first flight. Originally announced as “by the end... Read more

Vertical Flight Society to Highlight eVTOL Revolution at Heli-Expo 2019

Vertical Flight Society to Highlight eVTOL Revolution at Heli-Expo 2019

22-Feb-2019Source: Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading advocate for advancing vertical flight technology, announces that it will host a two-hour panel discussion on “The Electric VTOL Revolution” on March 6, 2019 at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2019 convention at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The session is sponsored by Vertical... Read more

Honeywell to launch eVTOL hybrid-electric propulsion system at Heli-Expo 2019

Honeywell to launch eVTOL hybrid-electric propulsion system at Heli-Expo 2019

22-Feb-2019Source: Honeywell

A new hybrid-electric turbogenerator from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will make its debut at the HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta next month to showcase the company’s growing role in the urban air mobility segment, highlighted by Honeywell advancements in electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems. Honeywell’s prototype system combines the rugged, flight-proven HTS900 engine with two compact, high-power... Read more

Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Completes First Flight

Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Completes First Flight

28-Jan-2019Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, utilized Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and will continue testing to advance the... Read more

VFS to host 6th eVTOL Symposium in Arizona

VFS to host 6th eVTOL Symposium in Arizona

7-Jan-2019Source: Vertical Flight Society

More than 100 technical experts will speak at the Vertical Flight Society’s (VFS) 6th Annual Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft Symposium and 8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting in Mesa, Arizona on January 29-31, 2019. Information is available at www.vtol.org/autonomous. “Electric and hybrid-electric propulsion is an exciting new approach to vertical flight aircraft... Read more

GAMA working with EASA on eVTOL futures

GAMA working with EASA on eVTOL futures

21-Nov-2018Source: GAMA

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced it has accelerated a dialogue with European regulators on the development of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and technologies. Thirty senior eVTOL company figures from eight countries met with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), the European Commission and SESAR JU (Single European Sky ATM Research... Read more

Bell partners with EPS for eVTOL energy storage

Bell partners with EPS for eVTOL energy storage

13-Nov-2018Source: Electric Power Systems

Electric Power Systems (EPS) announced its official teaming agreement with Bell Helicopter, A Textron Inc., to develop an innovative Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. “We’re excited to work with Bell on making their On-Demand Mobility project a success.” EPS Chief Executive Officer Nathan Millecam said. “Bell’s team are... Read more

Volocopter to Test eVTOL Air Taxis

Volocopter to Test eVTOL Air Taxis

31-Oct-2018Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer in urban air mobility, announced during Autonomy – the Summit of Urban Mobility in Paris, that they will perform a next set of inner urban flight tests in Singapore. The series of test that are scheduled to take place in the second half of 2019 are supported by the Ministry of Transport... Read more

Bell and Yamato announce collaboration

Bell and Yamato announce collaboration

22-Oct-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9064) announced their strategic collaboration for the future of civilian aerial logistics. Together they aspire to be a global leader in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) logistics and plan to do so by collaborating to integrate innovative autonomous unmanned vehicle... Read more

EASA starts process for certification of small VTOL aircraft

EASA starts process for certification of small VTOL aircraft

16-Oct-2018Source: EASA

On 15th October, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) opened a public consultation on its proposal of airworthiness standards which will enable the certification of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. This is to develop the first component of the regulatory framework to enable the safe operation of air taxi and electric VTOL (eVTOL) aircraft in Europe.... Read more

Uber Elevate to deliver speech at NBAA-BACE Keynote

Uber Elevate to deliver speech at NBAA-BACE Keynote

10-Oct-2018Source: NBAA

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomes Eric Allison, head of Aviation Programs at Uber, leading the Elevate initiative to re-imagine urban transportation through the air. Eric will speak about the developing industry for electrically powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft during the Day 1 Keynote at the 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention &... Read more

SureFly Hybrid Electric Multi-Copter Enters FAA Type Certification Process

SureFly Hybrid Electric Multi-Copter Enters FAA Type Certification Process

11-Jun-2018Source: SureFly

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial transportation sector, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accepted their application for Type Certification for their SureFly eVTOL aircraft. The June 1st application is an important step forward, as the SureFly design appears to be the first hybrid-electric... Read more

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