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Uber Reveals Flying Car Plans to Congress

26 July 2018 || 3 min read

Eric Allison, who is Head of Aviation Programs at Uber, told the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology of the higher speeds (up to 200 mph) and more reliable timing of the planned Uber Elevate initiative at a meeting Tuesday. These figures are being used by Uber to lay the foundation for a positive relationship with government representatives. In his opening...

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Uber Elevate Preview

Uber is determined to make flying taxis a reality by 2023 – and the FAA is determined to make sure that they do so in a safe manner. At Uber’s Elevate Summit 2018, FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell spoke with Uber’s Chief Product Officer, Jeff Holden, on the path to certification, Elwell’s involvement in aviation, and the path for both...

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UberAIR Skyport: Gannett Fleming Concept

09 May 2018 || 4 min read

UberAIR announced 6 different architecture firms’ concepts at the Uber Elevate Summit on Wednesday. Gannett Fleming’s concept, called SKYPORT by Gannett Fleming, features modular components, each called”The PAW”, that allow scalability. SKYPORT by Gannett Fleming was featured prominently during the Summit, and for good reason. The video below provides a fairly comprehensive overview of the SkyPort, including some of its...

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Uber Elevate’s Summit 2018 Day 1 is winding down – here’s a quick overview of the biggest announcements and news from the day: Uber announced their partnership with Karem Aircraft, and unveiled an eVTOL dubbed the “Butterfly”: Embraer Released their EmbraerX concept: Pipistrel also released a concept eVTOL that will be part of a “family” of eVTOL aircraft: E-one Moli...

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Uber Elevate Summit 2018 Preview

07 May 2018 || 3 min read

This year’s Uber Elevate Summit marks the second annual gathering focused on advancing the flying car and taxi market. The Summit also promises to yield a number of exciting announcements on recent developments from representatives at companies such as Embraer, Pipistrel, Bell Flight, Aurora Flight Sciences, and ChargePoint. Be sure to refer back to transportup.com throughout the course of the...

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Uber and Embraer announced a partnership in May to bring flying taxis to market by 2024, and recently at South by Southwest in Austin, TX they jointly issued a statement that their estimate has been advanced to 2023. Uber confirmed that the planned autonomous flying taxi would travel at 150 miles per hour, six times faster than the 25 mph...

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Uber to Host 2018 Elevate Summit in Los Angeles

01 March 2018 || < 1 min read

1 March 2018 || 1 min read Uber announced that its second-annual Elevate Project summit will occur on May 8 and 9 at LA’s Skirball Center. The invite-only event is intended to address three main challenges that UberAir has identified as critical to success of their air-sharing proposal: “Vehicles, Batteries, and Technologies”, “Airspace and Enabling Operations”, and “Moving Cities”. The...

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8 May 2017 || 2 min read In October of 2016, Uber released a 98-page outline of its vision for the future of urban mobility. This future combines surface street transportation with lightweight Vertical Take Off and Landing aircraft (VTOLs). The paper describes not only Uber’s idea of what future mobility will look like, but also articulates Uber’s strategy for the...

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In the latest announcement of airline eVTOL orders, Kenya Airways subsidiary, Fahari Aviation, has signed a letter of intent for 40 Embraer EVE eVTOL aircraft. It is expected orders will begin in 2026. The two companies will also partner on the market development of aerial mobility in Kenya and conduct studies on the use of cargo drones. Allan Kilavuka, Group...

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JetBlue Partners with BLADE Aerial Mobility

25 June 2022 || 5 min read

JetBlue has formed a partnership with Blade Urban Air Mobility to begin offering helicopter transfers between major airports and final destinations. At some point in the future, these routes will likely be served by eVTOL aircraft. A Beta Technologies eVTOL with BLADE branding flying above New York CityBLADE has placed an order for 20 of Beta’s ‘Alia’ eVTOL aircraft. In...

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Kaman Corporation, a company that makes aerospace components and helicopters, has announced a $10 million USD investment in Near Earth Autonomy, which creates autonomous flight systems for drones and full-sized helicopters. Above: Near Earth Autonomy’s automation hardware integrated with a Kaman K-Max helicopter In exchange for the $10 million investment, Kaman Corporation will receive minority interest in the outstanding equity...

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On May 21, after months of rigorous testing, the Jetson team has completed its “first-ever eVTOL commute” with its single-seater eVTOL aircraft. Jetson co-founder Tomasz Patan piloted the Jetson ONE eVTOL as the Jetson team waited for the aircraft’s arrival at the Santa Maria a Monte facility in Tuscany. The eVTOL commute reduced trip time as compared to a car...

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Volocopter shared on Monday, June 20th their plans for attendance at ILA Berlin Air Show – one of Germany’s leading trade shows for the aerospace industry, ongoing from 22-26 June. The first three days are reserved for trade professionals, with viewing available to the public over the weekend on two visitor days (25 and 26 June). The conference is reported to...

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Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the company behind a new airship powered by a combination of helium and electric propulsion, has announced that Iberian Airline Air Nostrum has placed a pre-order for ten of its ‘Airlander 10’ airships. Delivery of aircraft and subsequent operations launch is expected to begin in 2026. Hybrid Air Vehicles has been developing its airships since 2007,...

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EASA has been working over the past two years to build the certification framework necessary for commercialized eVTOL operations. These efforts have included proposed rule-making for eVTOL design specifications, vertiport operations, and organizational streamlines to combine general aviation and eVTOL aerial mobility certification. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the United Kingdom has this week announced that it will follow...

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