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Karem Aircraft has raised $25 million in its Series A to develop the Butterfly Air Taxi. Selected by Uber last year for the UberAIR Initiative, Karem’s new venture is entirely focused on bringing its air taxi to market as soon as possible.  The latest funding round was led by Korean defense technology company Hanwha Systems, which recently placed a $25...

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Overair (Karem) Butterfly

20 June 2018 || < 1 min read

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Archer Reveals Maker eVTOL Air Taxi

20 June 2021 || 4 min read

California-based Archer Aviation has debuted its inaugural eVTOL air taxi, the Maker. The Maker is set to begin production in 2022, where United Airlines will be one of their first commercial customers. Revealed at a global livestream from Los Angeles, the Maker serves as Archer’s demonstrator prototype aircraft and will serve as the final testbed before commercial production begins.  The...

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Eve, the eVTOL project of the EmbraerX urban air mobility initiative, has officially announced a partnership with Ascent, an urban air mobility ecosystem developer, to grow aerial mobility networks in the Asia-Pacific markets. EmbraerX initially announced its unnamed eVTOL project at Uber Elevate 2018, and has since dubbed the aircraft and the program, ‘Eve’. The aircraft’s design is impressive and professional,...

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Alauda Aeronautics has completed its first flight of its EXA purpose-built racing eVTOL vehicle. In the summer of 2019 entrepreneur Matthew Pearson stated his ambition to create the world’s first racing series for electric flying cars. His mission was informed by the role racing historically played in accelerating the development of both ground and air mobility. Today, Pearson and his...

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Since the beginning of the recent coronavirus resurgence in China’s Guangdong Province, EHang has leveraged its autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology by dispatching a flight operations team and multiple AAVs for COVID-19 relief and control efforts in Guangzhou City. Beginning June 4th, EHang has successively deployed the passenger-grade AAV EHang 216, EHang 216L (logistics model), EHang Falcon B series and...

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uAvionix has conducted a milestone technology demonstration flight at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NP UAS TS) in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  The 40-mile demonstration flight, witnessed by the NP UAS TS leadership team, combined the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) flight control capabilities of the new uAvionix George autopilot with the latest iteration of SkyLine, uAvionix’s purpose-built managed...

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Lilium has engaged with Honeywell, a world-leading manufacturer of electronics, engines, and mechanical systems for aircraft, to develop the 7-Seater Lilium eVTOL Jet’s avionics and flight control systems. Honeywell’s Compact Fly-by-Wire System will act as the flight control system on the all-electric 7-Seater Lilium Jet, responsible for controlling its moveable parts, including the 36 control surfaces and ducted fans that...

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Airflow, the developer of one of the world’s first eSTOLs (hybrid-electric short takeoff and landing aircraft), has officially inked a deal with Anchorage-based regional airline Ravn for 50 of its aircraft. Airflow bills itself as an ‘aerial logistics’ company that’s developing a unique hybrid-electric aircraft for short takeoff and landing missions. Founded in 2019 by five former members of the...

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Vertical Aerospace has announced its plans to go public through a merger with Broadstone Acquisition Corp (BSN) that will give Vertical Aerospace a pro forma equity valuation of $2.2 billion USD. Expected to go through in either the third or fourth quarter of 2021, Vertical will enter the New York Stock Exchange using the ticker EVTL. Additional contributors to the...

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Electra Unveils First Product Configuration

11 June 2021 || 3 min read

Electra.aero this week unveiled its first commercial product to serve regional air mobility markets. The fixed-wing airplane is designed to carry up to seven passengers and a pilot as far as 500 miles while operating out of areas shorter than a soccer field, including rooftops and parking lots. Electra’s “blown lift” technology – where the electric motor-driven propellers blow air...

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EHang announced today its flagship passenger-grade AAV EHang 216 successfully performed its maiden Japan unmanned and autonomous trial flight to showcase safe, autonomous, eco-friendly aerial mobility aircraft operations. Ahead of the trial flight, the EHang 216 obtained a trial flight permit from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (“MLIT”) with a local partner. EHang 216 was...

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Joby Aviation (“Joby”), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, announced it has partnered with REEF Technology (“REEF”) and Neighborhood Property Group (“NPG”) to develop takeoff and landing sites for its aerial ridesharing service, launching in 2024. REEF is the country’s largest parking garage operator focused on transforming these underutilized assets into multi-use mobility hubs. REEF’s assets...

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Aerospace company Astro has finalized their acquisition of Horizon Aircraft, the manufacturer of the Cavorite X5, an electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle. Following the acquisition, Astro now has three eVTOL models in their fleet: the Cavorite X5 joins Astro’s own Alta and Elroy aircraft. Currently in development, all three eVTOL aircraft will be highly modular, allowing for different...

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TransportUP has partnered with CoMotion again for its Miami LIVE conference coming June 16-17 both in person and streaming worldwide. The conference combines minds from the urban air mobility, autonomous/electric vehicles, and smart infrastructure/rideshare segments to share in a vision for the future of transportation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s events were completely virtual, but with increased vaccinations...

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