Category: Vehicles/Manufactures

Workhorse plans to partner with USOG for pilot programs and drone delivery of medical supplies. USOG (Unmanned Systems Operations Group, Inc), a unmanned mobile medical delivery logistics firm and Workhorse, a tech company focused on electric-mobility platforms seem to be a perfect fit as the two intend to deliver medical supplies via drones. The two companies have launched an initial...

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Workhorse's HorseFly system integrates ground and air transportation.

An electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) Porsche may be possible with Boeing’s help. World-class aircraft manufacturer Boeing and world-class sports car manufacturer Porsche will combine their expertise to create a brand in the aerial mobility industry targeted toward high-income individuals. The joint venture includes Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences, which will assist in the design and prototyping of a...

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Volocopter has announced plans to fly its first public showcase this month at Singapore’s Marina Bay. The company held a media event at the end of September and has reported the successful completion of numerous test flights in the hot and humid climate. Since arriving in Singapore, Volocopter has received support from the Ministry of Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority...

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An artist's impression of a Volocopter taxi flying near Marina Bay Sands.

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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Kitty Hawk’s Heaviside eVTOL is designed to be fast, small, and exceedingly quiet. Based in Palo Alto, CA, aircraft manufacturer Kitty Hawk has added a third vehicle to its developmental fleet. Project Heaviside joins the Flyer, a recreational vertical takeoff and landing rotorcraft with a single-seat configuration, and the Cora, Kitty Hawk’s two-passenger autonomous aircraft designed to fit the requirements of...

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SkyDrive Receives Financing Deal Worth $14M

02 October 2019 || 3 min read

SkyDrive has received a $14M USD financing deal through share issuance and subsidiaries Leading flying car developer SkyDrive, established by the members of CARTIVATOR, a group of aircraft, drones, and automotive engineers, has secured 14 Million USD through Third-party share issuance funding and subsidies. A total of 18.5 Million USD has now been raised and manned test flights will begin...

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New Zeva Zero Prototype Images Revealed

01 October 2019 || 3 min read

New Images and information about  the Zeva Zero, a flying-saucer shaped  eVTOL, have been released.  The Zeva Zero has been in development since the company’s founding in 2018. Unlike many eVTOLs, it features a disc-like structure, and is designed for a single passenger. When it transitions to horizontal flight, the entire body of the Zeva Zero tilts with its rotors,...

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EHang Considers Filing for US IPO

30 September 2019 || 3 min read

EHang may soon be joining the growing list of Chinese companies seeking US IPO’s. Chinese drone maker and eVTOL manufacturer, EHang, has filed an application for its IPO in the United States. The company aims to offer 10 to 15% of its shares for sale and could raise as much as $200M USD, however EHang declined to provide a valuation...

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EHang continues to complete passenger demonstration flights in Guangzhou. The company seeks a US IPO.

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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Dr. Jaiwon Shin

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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The spaceflight company sees a natural expansion to the aerial mobility industry in its future.  Sir Richard Branson’s spaceflight company, Virgin Galactic, is currently developing commercial spacecraft with which it aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to tourists and suborbital launches for science missions. Virgin Galactic plans to provide orbital human spaceflights as well. As the company branches out from its...

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Volocopter Completes First Staged Rescue Operation

26 September 2019 || 4 min read

Volocopter’s first use of manned multicopter in rescue operation staged Just science fiction, or soon a reality in rescuing human lives? In a feasibility study launched by ADAC Luftrettung (air rescue) at the end of 2018 and supported by the charitable ADAC foundation, a multicopter was used for the first time in a staged rescue operation. Covering everything from the...

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ADAC using a Volocopter as part of its ongoing study on eVTOL aircraft.

MMC UAV launched Griflion H which features a record-breaking 15-hour flight time MMC UAV Griflion H is a hydrogen-powered vertical take-off and landing drone with an integrated design. MMC-developed hydrogen fuel battery shows great stability and tremendously extends drone flight time. 15-Hour Flight Time for Enhanced Mission Efficiency The biggest highlight of Griflion H is the elevated flight time thanks...

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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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Commercial flying cars could serve as inspiration for the V-22 Osprey successor. With an abundance of funding and fast-paced iterations on cutting-edge designs, the private sector has potentially edged ahead of military vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) technology in the recent years. There has therefore been ample time and research in optimizing an enormous variety of approaches to aerial mobility,...

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