• SkyDrive Cartivator top view illustration Japan.

    Toyota Cartivator SkyDrive

    SkyDriveOkubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japanwww.skydrive.co.jp

    In September 2012, a group of young engineering volunteers in Japan, both automotive and aeronautical, started the idea an eVTOL aircraft for use by the general public. The team's name is Cartivator. With private individuals to large...

  • Electric Visionary Aircrafts Valkyr concept eVTOL aircraft, France, Nov 2018

    EVA Valkyr

    ValkyrElectric Visionary Aircrafts (EVA)Cugnaux, Toulouse, Francewww.eva.xyz

    Electric Visionary Aircrafts (EVA) was founded on May 9, 2017, with their office moving to the Francazal Airport on November 1, 2018 in Cugnaux, Toulouse, France. Their offices are located at the airport’s former control...

  • Hoversurf Formula eVTOL Airtaxi - May 2019.

    Hoversurf Formula (No wing)

    FormulaHoversurfMoscow, Russia / Burlingame, California, USAwww.hoversurf.com

    Hoversurf revealed on Facebook, May 8, 2019, a redesigned Formula eVTOL which holds one (1) passenger. While Hoversurf does not refer to their newly redesigned Formula as their Second Version or 2.0, we are making the...

  • Teledrone mock-up wingless multicopter from the United Kingdom


    TeledroneTeledrone Ltd.Skelmersdale, Lancashire, United Kingdomwww.teledrone.com

    The TELEDRONE project was one of 31 to qualify for the second phase of the GoFly Challenge, having been established to investigate the potential for an airframe designed to 'teleport' passengers by the simplest means or...

  • AirCar eVTOL concept aircraft parked on street.


    AirCarAirCar Corp. USAwww.aircacorp.com

    The AirCar Corporation's vision is to build an autonomous eVTOL aircraft using artificial intelligence (AI) to not only fly the aircraft safely in the air and around other airborne vehicles but also to take commands from its passengers as well. The AirCar is...

  • Samad Aerospace Home & Urban Mobility eVTOL aircraft concept revealed in March 2019.

    Samad Aerospace HUMA

    HUMASamad Aerospace Ltd.Cranfield, Bedfordshire, United Kingdomwww.samadaerospace.com

    Samad Aerospace is developing what it calls a Home & Urban Mobility Aircraft (HUMA™) which has three modules, a passenger pod for two (2) passengers, a wheel base for road travel and a flight module for the...

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

    Aerodyne Vector


    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....

  • Airbus A³ Vahana eVTOL in flight.

    The Electric VTOL Industry Shifts Gears

    The Electric VTOL Industry Shifts Gears
    By Kenneth I. Swartz
    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    A VFS panel and other discussions at Heli-Expo provided an opportunity for the commercial helicopter operating community to ask some tough questions about eVTOL technology.

    For the second year in a row, the Vertical Flight Society...

  • AutoflightX V600 prototype front view, first unveiled in Germany on 10 April 2019. Photo for VFS by Ian Frain.

    AutoFlightX Breaks Cover

    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    AutoFlightX GmbH, based near Munich, Germany, unveiled its full-sized V600 prototype on April 10 at the AERO Friedrichshafen 2019 aviation trade show. The two-place all-electric V600 aircraft has six propellers for lift fitted on two booms parallel to the fuselage and a pusher propeller in the...

  • EHang 216 flying in the Generali Arena in Vienna, Austria on April 4, 2019. Photo credit: Gerry Frank.

    EHang Flies in Austria

    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    On April 4, the EHang Air Mobility Group, based in Guangzhou, China, and the Austrian FACC aviation company flew media representatives on demonstration flights in the two-seat EHang 216 eVTOL. The flights were conducted in the Generali Arena in Vienna, Austria. EHang is part of the Urban Air...