All posts by Ian Shin

13 Dutch companies have joined together to realize the full potential of urban aerial mobility The Royal Schiphol Group has announced that, along with 12 other companies including KLM and Air Traffic Control of the Netherlands (LVNL), they will establish Dutch Drone Delta, an alliance aimed at developing “smart, sustainable UAM solutions,” set to launch in January 1st, 2020. The...

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Workhorse Finalizes Sale of SureFly to Moog Inc.

08 December 2019 || 4 min read

The Workhorse Group have officially let go of their Surefly and Horsefly to Moog Inc Workhorse Group, a US manufacturing company dedicated to manufacturing electrically powered delivery and utility vehicles, have sold the assets for their trademarked SureFly eVTOL to Moog Inc as well as all related hybrid electric power system technologies. The two transactions, for the SureFly and HorseFly, were...

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The two companies will perform a joint study on the future of aircraft electrification for UAM BAE Systems and Jaunt Air Mobility signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), agreeing to explore the development of electric energy management systems in urban aerial mobility. This MoU will also have the two companies collaborate on examining current aircraft power management needs and gain...

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ALI Technologies Presents Their Flying Motorcycle

01 December 2019 || 6 min read

ALI Technologies showed off their prototype, Xturismo, at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show While ALI Technologies is still in the process of developing its final product, they presented their prototype, the Xturismo Limited Edition, at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight. ALI plans to have the final product ready for delivery by late 2020, and gain licensing...

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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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EHang Prepares For $100 Million IPO on Nasdaq

08 November 2019 || 3 min read

The company prepares for their predicted $100 million Initial Public Offering  eVTOL manufacturer EHang recently filed an SEC F1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in preparation for their predicted $100 million initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq. This indicates EHang’s intention to offer Class A ordinary shares before the end of 2019, and will be listed under...

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The Triumph Group and Jaunt Air Mobility will begin work on their demonstrator The two companies announced their partnership at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). This partnership entails the cooperation in designing, manufacturing, and certifying a full-scale demonstrator aircraft. Triumph will also provide engineering and manufacturing serices to support Jaunt’s aircraft. In addition, Jaunt CEO Kayden Stanzione and Triumph...

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The two companies completed installation of the MagniX motor on a de Havilland Canada prototype Harbour Air Seaplanes recently entered a partnership with MagniX in order to begin the conversion to the first all-electric airline. For that purpose, the company has installed the MagniX electric motor onto a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, and plans to complete the prototype soon...

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Burt Rutan Focuses on New eVTOL Design

27 October 2019 || 3 min read

A new eVTOL design is in the works by aviation legend Burt Rutan The 76-year-old aerospace engineer and designer, famous for his work on the Voyager piston and suborbital SpaceShipOne rocket, confirmed that he is currently in the middle of designing a new aircraft based on eVTOL aircraft. However, he revealed little else, aside from the fact: “It’s pretty different...

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Lilium Looking To Raise Up To $500 Million

13 October 2019 || 4 min read

The company is in talks with investors for potentially their largest funding round to date The German startup is currently looking to bring up their financial position with a large jump. According to sources close to Lilium, the company has been talking with their investors to raise nearly half a billion dollars in their next round of funding; an investment...

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Airbus and EASA will cooperate in developing the next generation of VTOL platforms European multinational aerospace company Airbus and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation intended to bring cooperation for a joint effort to develop the next generation of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) platforms and the associated regulatory structures. The agreement will focus...

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NASA To Begin Testing the X-57 Mod II

05 October 2019 || 4 min read

The X-57 Mod II, NASA’s first all-electric experimental aircraft, will soon undergo testing The aircraft was recently finished and delivered to NASA by their primary contractor, ESAero. With the delivery, NASA intends to start their engineers in testing the X-57 Mod II in ground tests. With success in testing, NASA looks to have the X-57 Mod II lead the discussion...

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Cezeri Robotics Presents the Cezeri at Teknofest

29 September 2019 || 4 min read

Teknofest showcased Turkey’s latest technological achievement, the Cezeri flying car Developed by Cezeri Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Technologies, a team of 50 engineers under the Baykar Group, the Cezeri took the stage for the first time at Teknofest, Turkey’s top aerospace and technology festival. Named after the 12th-century Muslim inventor Ismail al-Jazari (Cezeri in Turkish), the team has been involved...

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Utah is already planning how to incorporate flying cars in their long-range transit plans. Jared Esselman, aeronautics director for the Utah Department of Transportation, had said that the state was already in the initial stages of preparing for an influx of air taxis in local transportation. Routes, airspace capacity, possible ascent/descent rates and paths have all already been in consideration...

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Boeing and Safran continue to commit to the electrification of aircraft technology The two companies recently announced a joint investment in Electric Power Systems. (EPS), a company offering a multitude of lightweight energy storage products for the aerospace industry. Based in Logan, Utah, the privately held aerospace company specializes in advanced energy storage systems comprised of cells, power electronics, controls,...

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