All posts by Naish Gaubatz

How the UAM Working Group Aims to Help Advance Composite Manufacturing Tech Aerospace grade composites have long been regarded as the golden standard for quality and durability. How can single batch production ramp to support the demands of a new industry? Composite manufacturing is common place among aerospace, automotive racing, and other high performance transportation modes – but it’s not...

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BLADE Urban Air Mobility has expanded its offerings on the West Coast, now availing customers with direct, on demand flights connecting LAX, DTLA, Burbank, the Westside, Orange County, and more in Southern California. Months after the UAM provider brought their San Francisco Bay services into the public realm, they’ve continued to expand their West Coast market to include Southern California....

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Will Boeing and Porsche Bring these Products to Market? This article appeared first in Forbes and is shared on TransportUP with permission. Last week, Boeing and Porsche signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore the premium urban air mobility market. The word “explore” suggests they think premium UAM remains some ways off. Given that Porsche doesn’t exactly target fleet...

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Hyundai Motor Group announced Monday that is has appointed Dr. Jaiwon Shin as Executive Vice President if its newly established Urban Air Mobility Division. Hyundai stated in a press release that Dr. Shin, an internationally renowned aeronautics engineer, will lead the company into a new era of developing smart mobility products within the aviation industry. “Having worked on cutting-edge aviation...

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German Urban Air Mobility Company Volocopter raises new capital Volocopter announced Sunday that they’ve completed a EUR 50 Million first closing of their Series C finding round. Series C was led by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd, followed by new and existing investors from Europe, America, and Asia. Geely Holding and Volocopter also announced that they’ll enter a joint...

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Derrick Xiong, co-founder and CMO of EHang shares his vision on the future of eVTOL and UAM. TransportUP: Where does your passion for aerospace and aviation come from and why are you particularly interested in eVTOL? Derrick Xiong: EHang was founded back in 2014 by myself and the other founder, Huazhi Hu. I had a passion to pursue a career...

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EHang AAV completed multiple flight demos in China, Austria, Qatar, Netherland, etc

Uber welcomes eVTOL aircraft developers to partner in its Uber Air ride-share air-taxi service. The company has already selected six partners, but at this week’s Global Urban Air Summit (GUAS) at Farnborough International, Uber said more could be added. According to Uber’s Advanced Technology Research Center Director, François Sillion, “we don’t think any one company will win and there could...

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Regulators try to catch flying cars – Saim Saeed

06 September 2019 || 6 min read

UAM faces regulatory and customer perception problems. FARNBOROUGH, England — Drones are here and flying cars are moving from sci-fi to reality — now regulators and potential customers are scrambling to catch up. Aerospace giants like Airbus and Boeing, tech companies like Uber and even McDonald’s are betting big on drone deliveries and air taxis. They promise to shorten delivery...

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NeoXcraft XP2 Enters Manufacturing Phase

06 September 2019 || 3 min read

The 2-seat XP2 eVTOL has entered the manufacturing phase NeoXcraft, the eVTOL aircraft designed and developed by UK-Vehicle Redesign, has entered the manufacturing phase with a target first flight date in 2020. Vehicle Redesign in based in Derby, UK and is building multiple proof of concept aircraft (half and quarter scale models) to validate the expected performance of the company’s...

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The Global Urban Air Summit hosted aerial mobility technologies, partnerships, and debates. Farnborough International hosted the inaugural Global Urban Air Summit in the UK from September 4th to 5th this year. The conference brought together key players and regulators in the aerial mobility industry with the goal of stimulating productive conversations between key stakeholders. “The event [included] two days of...

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MOU signed between Pegasus Universal Aerospace and aviation consultancy, Callen-Lenz. The two companies now have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for an exclusive collaboration to design and develop the Pegasus One flight controls system, which will enable the aircraft to deliver its powerful performance capabilities in all phases of flight, including transition from vertical take-off and hover, to forward horizontal flight....

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BAE Systems Enters Electric Aircraft Market

01 September 2019 || 4 min read

With many decades of experience in the aerospace industry, BAE Systems announced that they are preparing to offer energy management, avionics and power conversion systems that are scalable and adaptable for aircraft ranging from regional jets to small urban air mobility (UAM) aircraft.  BAE Systems plans to offer both fully electric and hybrid electric systems. According to Yesh Premkumar, BAE...

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Successful integration of piloted air taxi into Air Traffic Management system Volocopter has successfully performed the first flight of an Air Taxi at an International Airport (Helsinki) integrated into both Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) systems. This demonstration is the final component of the Gulf of Finland (GOF) u-space project showing how ATM and UTM...

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Bye Aerospace, the developer of the two-seat all-electric eFlyer 2 aircraft, announced it has finalized the supplier agreement with Garmin to provide its eFlyer 2 with the full suite of new Garmin G3X Touch avionics. Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. The company’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance,...

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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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