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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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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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The initiative will support critical organ movement for patients in need of transplants. BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“BLADE”) has announced a partnership with NYU Langone Health to arrange on-demand helicopter transportation for NYU Langone Transplant Institute teams and donor organs. Expeditious transportation is critical for organ transplantation; for every hour an organ is outside of the human body, surgical...

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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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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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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.

The Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) will focus deeply on urban aerial mobility, covering issues of technology, platforms, and other emerging topics. “The SA Symposium is a unique opportunity for visionaries, innovators, enthusiasts and authorities to connect, share ideas backed by experience, and discover new technological frontiers of flight.” -Tine Tomazic, Aircraft Designer at Pipistrel UC Berkeley’s annual sustainable aviation symposium...

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aerial mobility at the UC Berkeley Sustainable Aviation Symposium

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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Transcend Air will be a featured panelist and exhibitor at the 2019 ICAO Innovation Fair Peter H. Schmidt, co-founder and COO of Transcend Air, will join the ICAO Innovation fair as a featured speaker at the Green Innovation Session to deliver his talk on “A System Approach to Sustainability, Starting Now.” According to the Transcend Air press release, “Transcend Air...

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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