The Electric VTOL News eNewsletter

The Electric VTOL™ eNewsletter started in 2016 as a means to inform the attendees of the VFS Transformative Vertical Flight Workshops and interested parties of news in the eVTOL world. Since then, it has grown to be a regular report on eVTOL aircraft, progress and developments. Since May 2017, it has also highlighted new aircraft in the World eVTOL Aircraft Directory and...

Lilium Expands to London

Lilium Expands to London

By VFS Staff

Vertiflite, September/November 2019

Based outside of Munich, Germany, Lilium announced on June 11 that it had selected London to be “the base for a...

First Turkish eVTOL

First Turkish eVTOL

By VFS Staff

Vertiflite, September/November 2019

According to the Daily Sabah newspaper, Istanbul-based UAV manufacturer Baykar is nearing completion of the country’s first eVTOL aircraft, called the “Cezeri” — named after the...

NEC Flies Testbed

NEC Flies Testbed

By VFS Staff

Vertiflite, September/November 2019

NEC Corporation has developed an eVTOL testbed to help development autonomous management systems for UAM aircraft. NEC stated that the much...

EHang Operational

EHang Operational

By VFS Staff

Vertiflite, September/November 2019

According to the eFlight Journal on July 2, Chinese drone maker EHang has delivered the first 10 of its two-seat Model 216 eVTOLs to a Chinese operator and eight more to deliver to...

Kitty Hawk Announcements

Kitty Hawk Announcements

By VFS Staff

Vertiflite, September/November 2019

On June 25, The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on future efforts to advance...

XTI Continues Progress

XTI Continues Progress

By VFS Staff

Vertiflite, September/November 2019

Testing of the 65%-scale unmanned demonstrator of the XTI Aircraft TriFan 600 has moved to the Northrop Grumman Utah Unmanned Aerial...

Hanwha Invests in Karem Butterfly

Hanwha Invests in Karem Butterfly

By VFS Staff

Vertiflite, September/November 2019

South Korean industrial giant Hanwha announced on July 11 that it was investing $25M in a spin-off from Karem Aircraft, Inc.,...

Ascendance at Paris

Ascendance at Paris

By VFS Staff

Vertiflite, September/November 2019

At the Paris Air Show, Paris, France-based startup Ascendance Flight Technologies unveiled its Atea hybrid-electric VTOL concept. Atea uses three lift fans powered by electric motors — one in...

NFT Unveils ASKA eVTOL Flying Car

NFT Unveils ASKA eVTOL Flying Car

By VFS Staff

Vertiflite, September/November 2019

On June 7, New Future Transportation, Inc., (NTF) revealed its eVTOL drive-fly vehicle, ASKA, powered by 14 electric lift fans. ASKA means “flying bird” in...

Q&A with Kyle Clark, CEO of Beta Technologies

Meet Ava
Q&A with Kyle Clark, CEO of Beta Technologies

By VFS Staff
Vertiflite Sept/Oct 2019

New VFS corporate member Beta Technologies gave Vertiflite an exclusive tour of the company’s Ava XC electric VTOL aircraft in April. This is a lightly edited transcription of the...