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Leonardo Helicopters/AgustaWestland AW609

04 June 2019 || < 1 min read

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Famous for creating a civilian version of the Osprey V-22, Leonardo S.p.A recently unveiled a new kind of heliport designed for urban aerial mobility. At the Dubai Air Show earlier this week, Leonardo, in collaboration with Falcon Aviation Services, released its concept for a ‘rotorcraft dedicated’ terminal. According to Leonardo, the new terminal initiative is meant “meet the growing demands...

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The VSR700 took its maiden flight on November 8 in southern France The VTOL UAV made by Airbus made its maiden flight, performing several take-offs and landings with the longest flight lasting at around 10 minutes. See Airbus’ announcement below: While not a direct development for the urban aerial mobility industry, Airbus Helicopters drone, the VSR700, an unmanned derivative of...

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eVTOLs have benefits that helicopters won’t be able to compete with. Helicopters are the world’s current solution to aerial mobility: a time proven system that effectively transports people and goods short to medium distances, with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities to boot. Air taxi services utilizing helicopters have operated since the 1950’s, New York Airways being one of the famed...

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Helicopter at Sunrise

Italian aerospace company Leonardo S.p.A. have been in the middle of developing their new helicopter/fixed-wing hybrid vehicle, the Next Generation Civil Tiltrotor, or NextGenCTR. The NextGenCTR was designed to meet the increasing demands of aerial mobility and maneuverability in densely populated urban areas. Recently, Leonardo has settled on using twin GE CT7 engines to power the NextGenCTR. The GE Aviation...

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Leonardo Helicopters is building a civilian version of the V-22 Osprey. Unlike the military version, the AW609 has a pressurized cabin, allowing it to fly at heights up to 25,000 feet, and comes with a luxury interior. The Leonardo AW609 is the one of the world’s first private tilt-rotor aircraft, built for a number of possible applications from search and...

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Skyports, a designer, developer, and operator of vertiports (landing sites for eVTOL aircraft) is developing Europe’s first test vertiport in France, which represents a significant step towards launching commercial Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) services in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics. The program is part of the Re.Invent Air Mobility initiative led by French airport operator Groupe ADP, global mobility company RATP Group and Choose...

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Renault Unveils Air Taxi Concept

28 November 2021 || 4 min read

Renault, one one the largest auto manufacturers in Europe, has announced a concept for its own electric air taxi, the AIR4. Renault’s AIR4 looks noticeably more like an automobile than other multicopter air taxi concepts. According to the Renault team, the vehicle was inspired by the Renault 4, one of Renaults classic automobile body styles. This choice was likely meant...

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Samad Aerospace and Aerosud Aviation Sign MOU

28 November 2021 || 3 min read

Samad Aerospace and Aerosud Aviation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development and manufacturing stages of Samad’s Starling Cargo, a remotely operated eVTOL cargo aircraft. Aerosud, a South African aerospace engineering company, specializes in commercial aerostructure part design and manufacturing for international Tier 1 suppliers. The Starling Cargo aircraft will be a cargo variant of the Starling...

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Czech eVTOL creator, Zuri, has completed hover testing of its technology demonstrator. The flight was completed on a 90% scaled version of Zuri’s production model which will feature cruise speeds of 200 mph with a 447 mile range. In order to accomplish the extended range over many other eVTOL competitors, Zuri has opted for a hybrid propulsion configuration which in...

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Autoflight has received $100M from “Team Global”, a technology holding led by high profile German/Polish tech entrepreneur Lukasz Gadowski, to fund the development of its safe, clean, quiet and affordable air taxi. The funding will also be used to expand its current business and initiate the development and certification of a passenger variant according to European (EASA) safety standards. Currently,...

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Volocopter announced on November 17th that the VoloCity will be featured in the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator. The announcement occurred at CoMotion LA, from Christian Bauer, Volocopter CCO. “We partnered with the experts at Urban Movement Labs to approach important stakeholders in Los Angeles, a highly relevant US city for us. Now, we are bringing our aircraft to the city...

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VoloCity Microsoft Flight Simulator

Reveled in September, Airbus announced the next iteration of its eVTOL development, the CityAirbus NextGen. This fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in zero-emissions flight for multiple applications. As more information about NextGen...

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Thomas Senkel, one of the original founders of the company that eventually became Volocopter, has now unveiled his own eVTOL concept that features a tandem fixed-wing design for optimized efficiency.In 2011, Thomas Senkel became one of the world’s first people to take flight aboard a prototype multi-copter. That original prototype was made up of of sixteen rotors that held up...

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Wisk, the urban air mobility company based out of San Francisco and New Zealand, displayed its fifth generation, autonomous, electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi publicly for the first time during CoMotion LA (Nov. 16 – 18). Upon arriving at the conference, Wisk tweeted the following photos of its aircraft: Hello, #LosAngeles. We've arrived. Curious about #CoMotionLA?...

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