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Bartini Flying Car

22 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryThe Bartini Flying Car is a member of McFly.aero - a flying taxi incubator company - that plans to develop an eVTOL with four ducted fans that swivel to provide power for vertical takeoff and landing but transition to horizontal positioning for accelerated forward flight. Lift is provided in horizontal flight by the body of the aircraft, the fans...

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Bartini Flying Car

Last week, Boeing and their joint venture partner Wisk released a roadmap for transitioning to a future where automated and uncrewed aircraft can safely carry passengers and cargo in urban and suburban areas. This so-called concept of operations lays out the technology, regulatory and social recommendations needed to deploy aerial mobility systems in the United States and also includes information on integration...

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SkyDrive to Showcase SD-03 at GITEX GLOBAL 2022

25 September 2022 || 4 min read

SkyDrive, developer of a compact electric air vehicle that’s intended to ‘make flying vehicles a realistic choice of daily transportation’ in Japan and abroad, has announced that it will showcase its SD-03 prototype at a major technology conference in Dubai. At the same event, SkyDrive also plans to unveil its SD-05 design, which will be far closer to the aircraft...

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Flying car pioneer Kittyhawk is closing down

25 September 2022 || 3 min read

Kittyhawk, the eVTOL air taxi company building a single-person, remotely-piloted electric aircraft in Palo Alto, CA, has just announced it is shutting down. Founded by self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun and backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, Kittyhawk had been advancing aviation for more than a decade and had built and flown more than 100 aircraft. Wisk, the company’s joint...

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Eviation, developer of an all-electric aircraft capable of carrying up to 9 passengers or 2,500lbs of cargo up to 450 nautical miles, recently successfully completed high-speed taxi tests, and received a pre-order for 50 aircraft from Global Crossing Airlines. Above: Photo taken in Washington state shortly after the Alice’s high-speed taxi test Eviation’s mission is to transform regional air transportation...

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Honeywell Air Mobility Summit 2022 Preview

19 September 2022 || 2 min read

This Wednesday, innovators and leaders from the aerial mobility, airspace management, transportation innovation and rule-making industries will converge in Washington, D.C. for Honeywell’s invite-only Aerial Mobility Summit. The summit aims to advance the rate of progress toward policy decisions for the next generation of aircraft, with special emphasis toward a more unified global standard of eVTOL aircraft certification that includes...

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Swedish electric aircraft manufacturer, Heart Aerospace, has joined the European Regions Airline Association (ERA), a trade association for European regional airlines and associated businesses. Founded in 1980, ERA is a non-profit trade association representing over 55 airlines plus around another 150 companies involved in European air transport. ERA is the only association that brings together the entire spectrum of companies...

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Electra.Aero, developer of a hybrid-electric short take-off and landing aircraft designed for regional air mobility and logistics, has announced successful testing of its proprietary propulsion system. Above: A rendering of Electra.aero’s eSTOL from Electra’s website. This image demonstrates the aircraft’s signature ‘Blown Lift’ technology, which uses the propellers to push additional air over the wings for extra lift. The aircraft...

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Airbus is partnering with Japanese helicopter operator Hiratagakuen to develop advanced air mobility services in the Kansai region and beyond. This is a key addition to the company’s strong regional footprint and growing international network to pioneer the future of mobility. Through this agreement, Airbus and Hiratagakuen will tackle crucial aspects required to launch a commercial transportation service with CityAirbus...

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Jetson eyes closure of $10M seed round funding

12 September 2022 || 4 min read

Jetson, the aviation company and manufacturer of the commercially-available Jetson ONE eVTOL, announced on September 9th that it’s set to close a $10M seed round with +$8M secured. The remainder is to be closed within the month. Jetson is currently the only eVTOL company on the market that can provide a commercially available personal electric aviation vehicle. Peter Ternström, Jetson...

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United announced this week a $15 million investment in Eve Air Mobility and a conditional purchase agreement for 200 four-seat eVTOL aircraft plus 200 options. This marks another significant investment from United in eVTOL that has the potential to revolutionize the commuter experience in cities around the world. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies intend to work on...

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Honeywell recently announced that it will be hosting its own Summit on aerial mobility technology later this month in Washington D.C. According to Honeywell, the Air Mobility Summit aims to aims to “help speed the evolution of aerial transportation in a safe, sustainable, and affordable way.” To this end, the invitation-only conference will be attended by policymakers, regulators, and technology...

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South Korea’s resort island of Jeju will launch air routes for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and drone taxis dedicated to tourists in the island by 2025, as the first municipality in the country to do so.  As depicted above, Kencoa Aerospace has already initiated the mapping of potential air routes for UAM and drone taxis that will connect Jeju Island’s...

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uAvionix announced today that it is developing LTE support and a new airborne radio manager dubbed “muLTElink” for its SkyLine Command and Control (C2) Network. SkyLine’s ability to roam across multiple ground stations is now enhanced through the additional capability onboard the aircraft, which enables an aircraft to seamlessly transition in-flight between different onboard C2 radios such as ISM and...

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The Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence, or NAAMCE, Aug. 23, 2022, in Springfield, Ohio.  The facility came from $9.35 million in investments from the Department of Defense, JobsOhio and the city of Springfield. NAAMCE will facilitate collaborations between Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA, the Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center,...

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