Results for: cormorant

Tactical Robotics Cormorant

11 February 2020 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryThe Cormorant is a compact, unmanned, single-engine, VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) aircraft. Internal lift rotors enable the Cormorant to fly inside obstructed (e.g. mountainous, wooded, urban) terrain where helicopters are unable to operate. The Cormorant's particulary innovative features are its internal rotors and significant payload capacity that allows for the evacuation of 2 casualties as well as fast...

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In the latest announcement of airline eVTOL orders, Kenya Airways subsidiary, Fahari Aviation, has signed a letter of intent for 40 Embraer EVE eVTOL aircraft. It is expected orders will begin in 2026. The two companies will also partner on the market development of aerial mobility in Kenya and conduct studies on the use of cargo drones. Allan Kilavuka, Group...

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JetBlue Partners with BLADE Aerial Mobility

25 June 2022 || 5 min read

JetBlue has formed a partnership with Blade Urban Air Mobility to begin offering helicopter transfers between major airports and final destinations. At some point in the future, these routes will likely be served by eVTOL aircraft. A Beta Technologies eVTOL with BLADE branding flying above New York CityBLADE has placed an order for 20 of Beta’s ‘Alia’ eVTOL aircraft. In...

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Kaman Corporation, a company that makes aerospace components and helicopters, has announced a $10 million USD investment in Near Earth Autonomy, which creates autonomous flight systems for drones and full-sized helicopters. Above: Near Earth Autonomy’s automation hardware integrated with a Kaman K-Max helicopter In exchange for the $10 million investment, Kaman Corporation will receive minority interest in the outstanding equity...

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On May 21, after months of rigorous testing, the Jetson team has completed its “first-ever eVTOL commute” with its single-seater eVTOL aircraft. Jetson co-founder Tomasz Patan piloted the Jetson ONE eVTOL as the Jetson team waited for the aircraft’s arrival at the Santa Maria a Monte facility in Tuscany. The eVTOL commute reduced trip time as compared to a car...

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Volocopter shared on Monday, June 20th their plans for attendance at ILA Berlin Air Show – one of Germany’s leading trade shows for the aerospace industry, ongoing from 22-26 June. The first three days are reserved for trade professionals, with viewing available to the public over the weekend on two visitor days (25 and 26 June). The conference is reported to...

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Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the company behind a new airship powered by a combination of helium and electric propulsion, has announced that Iberian Airline Air Nostrum has placed a pre-order for ten of its ‘Airlander 10’ airships. Delivery of aircraft and subsequent operations launch is expected to begin in 2026. Hybrid Air Vehicles has been developing its airships since 2007,...

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EASA has been working over the past two years to build the certification framework necessary for commercialized eVTOL operations. These efforts have included proposed rule-making for eVTOL design specifications, vertiport operations, and organizational streamlines to combine general aviation and eVTOL aerial mobility certification. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the United Kingdom has this week announced that it will follow...

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Electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) company, Overair, just announced its most recent funding of $145 million from Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Aerospace, global leaders in ultra-precision communications and aircraft technologies. With this new investment, Overair claims that it remains on track to fly its all-electric experimental prototype in the second half of 2023. “This is a tremendous milestone for our...

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Black & Veatch – a leader in sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy and transportation electrification – and Ampaire announced on Monday that they’ll collaborate on developing airport electrification that supports the electric aircraft requirements of the future. The partnership between Black & Veatch and Ampaire was disclosed via press release Monday, and is quoted to “work to identify and evaluate opportunities...

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Eve, the eVTOL development subsidiary of Embraer, has announced partnerships with Corporacíon America Airports and with Falcon Aviation Services to bring tourist and transportation flights to Dubai and cities in Latin America and Europe. This announcement comes one month after Eve went public on the NYSE, raising an additional $377 million towards creation of this aircraft.  Above: Rendering of the...

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Electra.aero Acquires Airflow

12 June 2022 || 5 min read

eSTOL (electric short take-off and landing aircraft) developer Electra.aero announced on June 8th that it has acquired Airflow, another budding eSTOL developer founded by members the Airbus Vahana project. Both Electra.aero and Airflow in their own rights have excellent teams which were well set up for success. These two companies are top of the market for eSTOL development, and with...

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AutoFlight, the German/Chinese eVTOL maker, has released the second, and latest, proof-of-concept (POC) video for its air taxi Prosperity I. The new video debuts less than four months after the original POC video and includes a modified, more efficient design of Prosperity I. In the latest design, new optimized lifting propellers allow for a higher hover efficiency, while the two pushing propellers that were...

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On Tuesday, June 7th at the UP.Summit, an annual gathering of leaders in future mobility hosted by investment firm UP.Partners, urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer Volocopter announced that it has achieved another important aerial mobility milestone: its fixed-winged passenger aircraft, the VoloConnect, completed its first flight in May 2022. This accomplishment makes Volocopter the only eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and...

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Eve Holding, Inc., a carve-out from Embraer focused on the development of next-generation Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) solutions, announced that it has chosen Porsche Consulting, Inc. to help define the eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) supply chain, global manufacturing and logistics macro strategy. Considering advanced manufacturing research and innovation, the companies will combine their aeronautic and automotive expertise to...

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