Lift + Cruise

  • Aston Martin Volante

    Volante
    Aston Martin
    Gaydon, United Kingdom
    www.astonmartin.com

    Aston Martin announced the Volante as a luxury eVTOL that is capable of autonomous flight. Aston Martin partnered with Rolls-Royce and Cranfield University, creating a strong team of engineers for this project. The motors are hybrid-electric, ensuring easy transportation with a low carbon footprint.

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  • Aergility ATLIS

    Aergility ATLIS

    ATLIS
    Aergility
    Dunnellon, Florida, USA
    www.aergility.com

    The Aergility ATLIS is a hybrid electric UAV cargo delivery device, which has a 400 lb payload and 200-mile delivery range. It utilizes electric motors for takeoff, yet a separate gas-powered propeller for forward flight, designating it a Lift and Cruise eVTOL. Once in flight, the ATLIS uses managed autorotation to regenerate any electric energy used up during takeoff.

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  • Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push

    Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push

    TF-2 Lift + Push
    Terrafugia
    Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
    www.terrafugia.com
    www.terrafugia-tf2.com

    Terrafugia achieved widespread publicity after its first aircraft in 2009; the fixed-wing Terrafugia Transition is “the world’s first practical flying car” and the company is now ramping up for production.

    In late 2017, Terrafugia was acquired by the Chinese company Zhejiang Geely, which owns the Volvo and Lotus car brands. This injected new capital into the...

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    Ray VTOL Aircraft

    Ray VTOL Aircraft
    Ray Research AG
    Muttenz, Switzerland
    www.RayAircraft.com

    Ray Research AG is a Swiss-based engineering company, with an international team of engineers and scientists, founded in 2009 and led by David Posva. It develops high tech solutions with a main focus on disruptive vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

    Its flagship development is the Ray VTOL Aircraft, a 5-seat, long range VIP VTOL aircraft: four passengers plus a single pilot. The...

  • AeroMobil 5.0

    AeroMobil 5.0
    AeroMobil
    Bratislava, Slovakia
    www.aeromobil.com

    Flying car company AeroMobil announced plans for its 4-seat eVTOL on March 21, 2018.

    "AeroMobil is an advanced engineering company that is commercializing a sophisticated flying car, combining real car and an aircraft in a single vehicle. AeroMobil aims to make personal transportation vastly more efficient and environmentally friendly by helping to overcome traffic jams in large areas and by allowing...

  • EAC Whisper

    Whisper
    Electric Aircraft Concept
    Caromb, France
    www.eac-whisper.com

    The Electric Aircraft Concept (EAC) Whisper is an 8-engine, 8-rotor, two-seater electric rotorcraft which was unveiled at the Aero 2017 show in Friedrichshafen – Germany.

    Safety, low noise, performance, ease of control, and maintenance cost reduction are the tenants of this concept. The company plans to move towards manufacture and marketing within two years, with the...

  • Kitty Hawk Cora

    Kitty Hawk Cora

    Cora
    Kitty Hawk Corp.
    Mountain View, California
    www.cora.aero

    Kitty Hawk unveiled on March 12, 2018, that it had been flying a two-seat derivative of the Zee Aero Z-P2 in California and in New Zealand. The company also announced:

    • Zephyr Airworks is the operator of Kitty Hawk in New Zealand. New Zealand is recognized for its safety-focused regulatory environment and a strong history of excellence in airspace management.
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  • Embraer DreamMaker

    DreamMaker
    Embraer, S.A.
    São Paulo, Brazil
    www.embraer.com

    Embraer was announced as an Uber Partner at the April 2017 Elevate Summit, but no details were released. In December 2017, however, a few details were revealed: The electric flying taxi service that Embraer SA is working on with Uber is 'likely' to launch in 2024 or so, the CEO of Embraer Paulo Cesar de Souza has been quoted as saying...It should also be noted here that the new comments add a year to the...

  • Urban Aeronautics CityHawk

    CityHawk
    Urban Aeronautics, Ltd.
    Yavne, Israel
    www.urbanaero.com

    Urban Aeronautics Ltd. has developed advanced aerodynamic technologies that are the basis for an entirely new family of internal rotor (ducted fan) aircraft known as Fancraft™. UrbanAero capitalizes on its extensive portfolio of Intellectual Property via two subsidiary companies, Tactical Robotics Ltd. and Metro Skyways Ltd., each of which is developing unique Fancraft™ for specific markets....

  • Napoleon Aero VTOL

    Napoleon Aero VTOL
    Napoleon Aero
    Russia

    The Napoleon Aero VTOL uses 46 electric fans embedded in the wing and canard, with a single electric motor powering a thrusting propeller in the rear. Six fans are embedded in the canard and 20 on each side of the wing. According to company, the cost of operating an electric VTOL aircraft with separate propulsion systems for lift and cruise "is significantly lower than a convertiplane or a helicopter. Moving 1 kg of cargo 1 km...