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PAL-V

21 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryThe Pal-V Liberty is a cross between a helicopter and a car. The Liberty is made by Dutch company Pal-V, which was founded in 2008. As September 2018, the company became one of the first to begin taking pre-orders. The aircraft will be available for anyone with a pilots license for about 400k USD.CompanyCEOProduct NamePAL-V, a Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands companyIr...

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KittyHawk Flyer

21 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryThe Kitty Hawk Flyer is a personal Hover bike intended for recreational use. It can be operated by anyone, and does not require a pilot's license to be flown. A number of public demonstration flights have already occurred.CompanyKitty Hawk CEOProduct NameKitty Hawk, a California-based corporation, operated by Zephyr Airworks in New Zealand.Sebastian ThrunFlyerStage of DevelopmentPreliminary DesignPrototype BuildFlight TestingCertificationCommercially OperatingTechnical...

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Kitty Hawk Flyer Hover Bike

Airbus Vahana

21 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryVahana is a project worked on by the A^3 technological development arm of Airbus which is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA. Built as a (now-completed) eVTOL technology demonstrator and proof-of-concept for future aircraft like the CityAirbus, Vahana uses variable-angle rotors that provide thrust vertically for takeoff and landing and swivel forward to facilitate accelerated conventional flight.CompanyAirbus CEOA^3 CEO Product...

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Marisa Garcia outlined in Forbes yesterday the prospect of using new helicopter-connection services, like the recently announced United Airlines HeliFlight service, as a “canary” or sorts for the future success of eVTOL transportation. Namely, Garcia focused on the potential hurdles that eVTOL’s might have to overcome that make them similar to helicopters: the high investment in technology that mandates a...

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United Airlines Dreamliner

Joby Aviation

21 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryJoby Aviation is a Santa Cruz, CA based company developing the Joby S4 eVTOL. The S4 has been kept predominantly under wraps from the public during the design phase, but recently announced plans for a new manufacturing facility to begin production of its vehicle. Joby's team is extremely experienced and has executed on numerous projects in the past that...

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Lilium Jet

21 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryThe Lilium Jet is an eVTOL designed and manufactured near Munich, Germany. The Jet uses swiveling ducted fans to provide vertical thrust for takeoff and landing. These same fans then slowly rotate towards rear facing as the Jet accelerates and converts to its forward flight mode.CompanyCEOProduct NameLilium, a Munich, Germany based companyDaniel WiegandLilium JetStage of DevelopmentPreliminary DesignPrototype BuildFlight TestingCertificationCommercially...

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Boeing Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV)

21 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryThe Boeing Passenger Air Vehicle is a venture originally headed by John Langford, who's company Aurora Flight Sciences was acquired by Boeing in November of 2017 (AFS is now a subsidiary of Boeing's NeXt technology ventures arm). The Boeing PAV is similar in design to the Kitty Hawk Cora, as it utilizes vertical lift propellors for takeoff and landing...

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EHang 216

21 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryThe Ehang AAV is the largest autonomous aerial vehicle that Ehang, a Chinese company with a large wealth of experience in drone manufacturing, has designed and flown to date. Ehang mostly specializes in smaller drone technologies, but has scaled their experience and product with the AAV. EHang has conducted successful flight tests in extreme environments, including a typhoon, and...

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Overair Butterfly

20 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryOverair was founded in 2004 by Abe Karem, founder ofLeading Systems and Frontier Systems. At Frontier Systems, Abe led the development of Optimum Speed Rotor (OSR) technology and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems, as well as the A160 Hummingbird Optimum-Speed Rotor UAV, now owned by Boeing. Karem Aircraft became an independent company and rebranded as Overair Inc. in January...

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Overair Butterfly

Volocopter 2X

20 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryThe Volocopter 2X is one of the most visually remarkable eVTOLs today - featuring almost 20 propellers (18, to be exact) all arranged in a circular symmetrical pattern. Volocopter has been successful thus far in garnering public support and even in hosting ride-along events for high-profile individuals.CompanyCEOProduct NameVolocopter, based in Bruchsal, GermanyFlorian ReuterVolocopter 2XStage of DevelopmentPreliminary DesignPrototype BuildFlight TestingCertificationCommercially...

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Volocopter Singapore Launch

Terrafugia Transition

20 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryThe Terrafugia Transition is a flying car with foldable wings produced in Woburn, MA by aerospace company Terrafugia. Terrafugia is also working on future eVTOL prototypes, such as the TF-2 and TF-X. The Transition is named such because of the foldable wing mechanism that allows for the wings to stow for legal driving on US roadways and then extended...

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Bell and Safran announced on Tuesday that they’d be working together on Bell’s new eVTOL system. Bell will be responsible for the design cycle, including manufacturing of the eVTOL, with Safran providing “a disruptive propulsion system”, according to Safran’s press release. Scott Brennan, Bell’s Director of Innovation, commented at a transit conference in Cologne: “This announcement is another proof point...

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Workhorse SureFly

19 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryThe Workhorse SureFly VTOL is a hybrid-powered personal transport vehicle being developed in Ohio, with a target entry to market price of less than $200,000. The vehicle is developed by Workhorse, a leader in electric and hybrid vehicle solutions. The SureFly uses 8 contra-rotating propellors to generate lift, and is roughly the same size as a pickup truck.CompanyCEOHQProduct NameWorkhorse...

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WISK Cora

18 June 2018 || < 1 min read

Quick SummaryCora is an experimental airworthiness certificate holding flying taxi that is being developed in New Zealand. Google's Larry Page is backing the project, which evolved from Zee.Aero. Cora operates as an eVTOL flying taxi with deployable rotors for vertical takeoff and landing and a single pusher propeller for sustained forward flight.CompanyCEOProduct NameWISK, a California-based corporation, operated by Zephyr Airworks...

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Boeing’s GoFly Flying Car Design Contest

16 June 2018 || 2 min read

The GoFly flying car design contest winners were announced on Thursday. The Boeing supported contest encouraged innovators and engineers to think outside the box to come up with novel solutions to personal transportation. All 10 winners received a $20,000 reward for topping out the more than 100 entires in the first phase of the contest. The second and third phases...

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Boeing GoFly Flying Car Design Contest