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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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SureFly Applies for FAA Type Certificate

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

Workhorse’s SureFly prototype is now taking its next step towards functional operation – applying for a Federal Aviation Administration Type Certificate. The FAA certifies aircraft based on a number of factors, and in some case it is not necessary for a completely new Type Certificate for an aircraft to be issued if that aircraft shares similarities with a currently existing...

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SureFly Applies for FAA Type Certificate

Initiatives like UberAIR aim for flying taxis to be implemented in cities such as Los Angeles, Dallas, Paris, and Dubai by 2023. While this rapid deployment goal is advantageous for the consumer, it has created an entirely new mode of transportation, which corresponds to an untapped niche market for insurance firms. The closest analogous insurance structure to a flying taxi...

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TF-X on Landing Pad

Volocopter displayed their VC-200 flying taxi at the CeBIT Tech Fair on June 12th in Hannover, Germany. The CeBIT Fair runs from June 12-15, and is focused on “Future Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, and VR”. The VC-200 model was on display for visitors to experience. Volocopter’s presence at the fair marks one of the most well-known flying taxi manufacturer’s continued promotion...

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Elon Musk Criticizes Safety of Flying Cars

22 May 2018 || 2 min read

In a talk given at The Boring Company’s event in Los Angeles last week, Elon Musk commented on the nature of safety (or his opinion of the lack of it) in proposed flying cars, quoting the danger of operating a large amount of them in an urban area. Musk stated: “There will be zillions of these things flying all over...

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Queensland Prepares for Flying Cars

19 May 2018 || 2 min read

In a recent panel Friday at the Myriad Festival in Brisbane, Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter made some outspoken comments on the future of flying cars, and informed the public as the Chief Entrepreneur of Queensland that flying cars will happen, and will be in Australia within 10 years. Here’s some of the (notable) commentary: On the timeline for flying cars...

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Cora in New Zealand

BRS Aerospace is coordinating with eVTOL manufacturers and regulators to add one of the most sought-after safety features to this new class of flying craft – a parachute recovery system. Parachute recovery systems have already become popularized through wide-spread inclusion on light general aviation aircraft, such as Cirrus, and have saved 380 lives in the process. Now, BRS aims to...

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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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