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Elroy Air has announced that Bristow Group, one world’s leading helicopter operators for government and civil organizations, has signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 100 of Elroy’s Chaparral hybrid eVTOL cargo aircraft. Abov: Rendering of an Elroy Air Chaparral aircraft in employment of Bristow Group Bristow Group has over seven decades of experience in moving cargo for...

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FedEx Express is teaming up with California Bay Area-based Elroy Air, the company building an end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system. As a first of its kind agreement in the U.S., FedEx Express will develop plans to test Elroy Air’s Chaparral autonomous air cargo system within the company’s middle-mile logistics operations, moving shipments between sortation locations....

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Elroy Air Raises $40M Series A Funding Round

08 August 2021 || 3 min read

Elroy Air has successfully raised $40 million USD in its Series A funding round, for a total of $48 million to date, in order to continue building, testing and validation of Elroy’s autonomous cargo drone. The funding round saw financial support from Lockheed Martin’s venture capital arm, Marlinspike Capital, and Prosperity7, in addition to financing from existing investors Catapult Ventures,...

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Elroy Air, the developer of a fixed wing, fully autonomous, cargo VTOL has been awarded a Phase 3 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the U.S. Air Force. The contract was awarded by Agility Prime, a branch of the U.S Air Force dedicated to developing eVTOL technology for both military and civilian use. Financial and flight testing assistance from Agility...

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EmbraerX and Elroy Air have signed a collaboration agreement for the purpose of developing autonomous eVTOL delivery services worldwide.  EmbraerX and Elroy Air officially signed an agreement at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 8th, 2020. Although neither company disclosed specifics such about time frame, range, or cost, they announced that they are now exchanging information and...

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Elroy Air Chaparral

01 November 2019 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryElroy Air is an autonomy and logistics company developing industry-first aerial transport systems and software to deliver cargo rapidly and flexibly by air. Building on the powertrain and perception technology currently enabling the hybrid-electric/autonomous vehicle revolution, its vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aerial logistics systems can operate outside of airport infrastructure and carry 250–500 lbs of cargo over 300 miles.CompanyCEOProduct NameElroy Air,...

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Elroy Air announced the successful completion of its first full-scale system flight test yesterday. The first flight of the 1215 lb prototype reached a height of 10 feet and hovered for 64 seconds before descending and landing safely. According to Elroy’s Medium Article on the first flight, the test was completed at 9:14AM PST on August 14th, 2019 at McMillan...

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Elroy Chaparral

The Texas-based company Astro Aero has just announced that its eVTOL ‘Elroy’, formerly named the ‘AA360’ has successfully completed flight trials. Named after the young boy in the cartoon the ‘The Jetsons’, the Astro Aero Elroy is a vertical take off and landing aircraft with sixteen rotors. The idea behind the Elroy is to allow users to step into the...

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Astro Aerospace Elroy

25 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryAstro Aerospace's Elroy is a short distance, all-electric multicopter, powered by 8 independent electric motors each with dual rotors. The Elroy has foreseeable uses in agriculture, recreation, and personal transportation. Having already completed many flight tests, reservations for the Elroy are available on its website.CompanyAstro Aerospace CEOProduct NameAstro Aerospace, based in Oxnard, CABruce BentElroyStage of Development Preliminary DesignPrototype BuildFlight TestingCertificationCommercially...

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Archer has announced that Maker successfully completed its first transition to full wing-borne flight on November 29, 2022. Maker has 12 propellers attached to six booms on a fixed wing. All 12 propellers provide vertical lift during take-off and landing. The forward 6 propellers tilt forward to cruise position to provide propulsion during forward flight, with the wing providing aerodynamic...

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Blueflite Patents eVTOL System

04 December 2022 || 4 min read

Blueflite, developer an eVTOL cargo system and aircraft , has just announced that the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) has granted a patent for the company’s aircraft design. The patent is specifically titled “Vertical Take-Off and Landing Vehicle”. While Blueflite’s aircraft is not the same size as some large scale eVTOLs in development, the company has already begun...

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Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Bluenest, a company powered by Globalvia dedicated to innovation in advanced air mobility with a focus on vertiport infrastructure, to supply Eve’s Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) software solution in support of future Vertiport Automation Systems. As part of the agreement, the companies will jointly study the use...

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SkyDrive announced on November 28th that they’ve signed a MoU with Pacific Group Co Ltd, a leading renewable energy company and investment promotion with international funds in Vietnam, for pre-order of 10 SkyDrive SD-05 eVTOL’s with options for up to 90 additional, or 100 total. Pacific Group has also agreed to explore sustainable and easily accessible new mobility solutions focused on the...

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Adacel, a global expert in advanced air traffic control solutions, has recently announced the opening of a new office in Estonia, furthering the country’s expansion in Europe for its virtual air traffic management solutions. Above: One of Adacel’s Virtual Air Traffic Control solutions in action Adacel is a long-standing provider of advanced air traffic control products and services, in commercial...

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The FAA signed a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) document on November 21st that adds a “powered lift” aircraft to the existing types of air carrier operations, a move that would set the stage for air carrier regulations that would apply specifically to eVTOL and aerial mobility aircraft in the future. The 98 page document outlines the mechanics of...

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