Autonomous

  • Aerodyne Vector eVTOL scale model shown at an aerospace trade show in Malaysia March 2019

    Aerodyne Vector

    VectorAerodyneMalaysiawww.aerodyne.co

    Aerodyne has recently announced in spring 2019, they will be getting into the eVTOL manufacturing business with their proposed aircraft called the Vector. The aircraft is foreseen being used for cargo delivery, emergency response and/or for passenger use....

  • The full-scale mock-up of the Bell Nexus sparked the imagination of Heli-Expo attendees for the potential of eVTOL. (VFS photo)

    Bell Nexus Partners Connect

    Bell Nexus Partners Connect
    By Kenneth I. Swartz
    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    Bell and its partners talk about its Nexus eVTOL and the team’s approach to creating a revolutionary new type of aircraft.

    As its name suggests, the Bell Nexus hybrid-electric VTOL is all about making...

  • AutoflightX V600 sideview by Ian Frain 11 April 2019

    AutoFlightX V600

    V600AutoFlightX GmbHGilching, Germanywww.autoflightx.com

    AutoFlightX was founded in February of 2018 by CEO Tian Yu (formerly Yuneec International Electric Aviation) and AutoFlightX is dedicated to the development, production, sales and operation of electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles...

  • 6th eVTOL Symposium

    6th eVTOL Symposium Presentations

    The sell-out 8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting & 6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium was a phenomenal success, with some 375 attendees. A series of articles in this issue of Vertiflite highlight the news and announcements from this event.

    PDFs of the papers and presentations are now available:

    • Attendees can go to www.vtol.org/autonomous and enter the...
  • Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT)

    Autonomous Pod Transport (APT)
    Bell
    Fort Worth, Texas
    www.bellflight.com

    The Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) is an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vectored thrust multicopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

    The APT uses gimbaled propellers at the each end of biplane-style wings. A cargo pod with bracket attachments sits between the wings. Under each rotor is a...

  • PFV Personal Flying Vehicle #1

    Personal Flying Vehicle #1
    PFV Technologies Inc.
    Hurleyville, NY, USA
    www.pfvtech.com

    The Personal Flying Vehicle #1 is a hybrid electric lift + cruise Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) flying car.

    The PVF #1 has a lifting/gliding body configuration with a high stabilized in the rear. There is a quad of independently controlled hybrid electric forward and aft...

  • Voyzon Aerospace e-VOTO

    e-VOTO
    Voyzon Aerospace
    Bangalore, India
    www.evoto.in

    The Voyzon Aerospace E-VOTO is an all-electric vectored thrust Vertical Take-Off and Landing vehicle.

    The E-VOTO has eight tilting propellers using a distributed electric propulsion system. Its fixed overhead gull wings make it 8 m wide and 4 m long. Its gross weight without passengers is 500 kg. It includes a...

  • LIFT Hexa

    Hexa

    LIFT Aircraft Inc.

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  • Kronstadt Air Taxi

    Air Taxi
    Kronstadt Technologies, JSC
    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    www.iala-aism.org/organisation/kronshtadt-technologies-jsc

    The Kronstadt Air Taxi or City Taxi is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), vector thrust, fixed wing vehicle with tilt propellers to be used for short term urban mobility travel.

    The Air Taxi uses an all-composite air-frame with fixed wings...

  • Vertical Aerospace

    Proof of Concept
    Vertical Aerospace Ltd.
    Bristol, England
    www.vertical-aerospace.com

    On Sept. 10, 2018, the Bristol, UK-based startup, Vertical Aerospace, Ltd., announced it had built and flown the UK's first full-scale fully-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. Its unmanned technology demonstrator aircraft weighs 1,650 lb (750 kg) and first flew June...