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  • Eric Allison testimony March 2019

    4th Congressional Hearing on UAM

    On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the US House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee held a hearing on "Looking Forward: Aviation 2050" that included testimony on Urban Air Mobility (UAM) by Eric Allison, Head of Uber Elevate. The video lasts 2 hours 22 minutes.

    Chair Statement 

    • Rick Larsen (D-WA),...
  • Congressional Hearing on “Airspace Integration of New Aircraft”

    The US House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing of the Subcommittee on Aviation on “Airspace Integration of New Aircraft” on Sept. 6, 2018.

    Hearing Background Memo

    Witness List:

    • Shelley Yak, Director, FAA Technical Center | Written Testimony
    • Jay Merkel, Deputy Vice President, Program...
  • Uber announces countries for next Elevate City

    Uber announces countries shortlisted to have first international Uber Air City

    Uber Elevate Press Release, Aug. 30, 2018

    Uber Elevate has announced five shortlisted finalist countries that could be home to the first international Uber Air City within the next five years. Additionally, Uber Elevate has announced plans to experiment...

  • Uber Second Summit Summary

    Uber’s Second Annual Elevate Summit was held in Los Angeles, California, on May 8–9, the week before Forum 74, with about 1,000 attendees. Uber said that some 10,000 people live-streamed the event. (All of the press releases and links to the videos of most of the presentations and panels are available at www.evtol.news/uber.)

    Of note was the addition of Karem Aircraft to...

  • Uber Elevate Summit 2018 Videos

    Uber's Second Annual Elevate Summit was held in Los Angeles, CA, May 8-9, 2018. It brought together about 1,000 of the world's foremost on-demand aviation leaders in industry, government, and academia for two full days of programming. Uber said that some 10,000 people livestreamed the event.

    • Uber Elevate Summit 2018: Live Stream Day 1, Part 1...
  • Pipistrel reveals new eVTOL concept

    As part of Uber’s second annual Elevate Summit, aircraft designer and Uber Elevate partner, Pipistrel, has revealed its newest eVTOL concept and design. The new aircraft utilizes dedicated propulsion systems for both cruising and vertical lift and embraces an aircraft family approach of eVTOL able...

  • Embraer X unveils first eVTOL concept

    Embraer X, an Embraer organization dedicated to developing disruptive businesses, unveiled on May 8 its first electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept.

    The unveiling was made during Uber Elevate 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Embraer X is engaged in several projects,...

  • Uber signs Karem Aircraft to develop eVTOL

    As part of its second annual Elevate Summit, Uber and Karem Aircraft have formally announced a partnership to develop eVTOL technology. Abe Karem, Karem Aircraft’s Founder, is a pioneer in VTOL technology, with decades of experience designing flying concepts including the Predator drone and A160...

  • Uber and U.S. Army sign agreement for ongoing partnership around Elevate

    Uber and U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Army Research Lab (RDECOM ARL), announced on May 8 a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) establishing an ongoing plan to partner around developing and testing the vehicles used in Uber’s proposed urban aviation...