Category: Events

ASKA eVTOL to debut at CES 2023

06 January 2023 || 3 min read

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is known to be the most influential tech event in the world. This year, the event will be held from January 5th-8th in Las Vegas, Nevada and will highlight the latest transformative technologies, including vehicle technology, artificial intelligence, digital health and smart home tech, as well as new categories: NFTs, food tech, space tech and...

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The first Pulitzer Electric Aircraft Race, planned for May 2023, will be a four day, 1,000 nm cross-country event beginning in Omaha, NE and ending near Kitty Hawk, NC. The race will be hosted by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and open to piloted aerodynes of all types using zero-emission electric propulsion (e.g., fixed wing aeroplanes, helicopters, or multi-rotor eVTOL Advanced Air Mobility [AAM]...

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Ampaire’s Eco Caravan, a nine-seat regional aircraft, has just made its first flight on a fully-integrated hybrid-electric propulsion system. Ampaire expects it to be the first electrified regional aircraft to enter commercial service (certification in 2024), and the first in a series of larger Ampaire hybrid-electric aircraft that will lead a transition to sustainable aviation. The first flight was 33...

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Archer Unveils its Production Aircraft, Midnight

20 November 2022 || 5 min read

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), based in Santa Clara, CA, has publicly unveiled its production aircraft, Midnight, a pilot-plus-four-passenger eVTOL aircraft during its Open House event in Palo Alto, CA. Midnight is the evolution of Archer’s demonstrator eVTOL aircraft, Maker, which has validated its proprietary twelve-tilt-six configuration and key enabling technologies. Midnight is designed to be safe, sustainable, quiet and,...

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On September 27, 2022, aircraft manufacturer Eviation successfully completed the first flight of its zero-emission Alice aircraft, a historic day and major milestone in electric aviation. Seattle Times reporter Dominic Gates captured the following footage: Alice lifted off at 7:10 a.m. from Grant County International Airport (MWH), flying for 8 minutes at an altitude of 3,500 feet. This trailblazing flight...

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Honeywell Air Mobility Summit 2022 Preview

19 September 2022 || 2 min read

This Wednesday, innovators and leaders from the aerial mobility, airspace management, transportation innovation and rule-making industries will converge in Washington, D.C. for Honeywell’s invite-only Aerial Mobility Summit. The summit aims to advance the rate of progress toward policy decisions for the next generation of aircraft, with special emphasis toward a more unified global standard of eVTOL aircraft certification that includes...

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Odys Aviation, a California-based aerial mobility startup, has raised $12.4 million USD in its seed funding round to help develop its hybrid-propulsion eVTOL aircraft. Founded in 2019 as Craft Aerospace, Odys Aviation is creating an eVTOL that would hold 9 passengers and 2 pilots, reach speeds of 345 mph, reach altitudes of 30,000 feet, and have a total range of...

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French startup MACA unveiled its revolutionary Hybrid Carcopter S Eleven flying vehicle at CES this week. The company’s public display employed augmented reality to demonstrate the capabilities of the autonomous aircraft, almost exactly one year after the following “teaser” video was released: The S Eleven is a racing purpose-built vehicle designed to reach a top speed of 155mph and has room for...

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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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Aerial mobility made another big splash as NBAA-BACE returned to in-person events in Las Vegas. This year, aerial mobility had an increased presence with over 9 eVTOL firms attending. “NBAA-BACE serves an important place to not only showcase innovation across our industry but to also discuss how these emerging technologies will be implemented,” said NBAA Senior VP of government affairs...

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Joby Aviation Opens Washington DC Office

04 August 2021 || 3 min read

Joby Aero Inc., a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, announced it is opening a new office in Washington, DC to support the collaborative work it is doing with the aviation community and policymakers to bring quiet, zero-emissions aviation to life. Equipped with a state-of-the-art flight simulator, visitors to the new office are able to experience what...

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Today, July 27th, Volocopter flew its 2X eVTOL aircraft at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture 2021 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The flight was the first ever public crewed test flight of a fully electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi in the US. The crewed Volocopter 2X took off at 2:45 PM CST for a 4-minute flight at ~164 ft and a...

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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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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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Electric VTOL aircraft startup Beta Technologies is now valued at $1.4 billion after closing a $368 million funding round led by Fidelity and Amazon’s Climate Fund. The Vermont-based company has said that proceeds will be used to refine its electric propulsion systems and controls as well as the construction of manufacturing facilities, while continuing to advance toward Federal Aviation Administration...

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