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  • 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...

  • Press release: Karem Aircraft Launches New Air Taxi Company

    Press Release:

    Karem Aircraft Launches New Air Taxi Company with $25M Series A

    Lake Forest, Calif. – July 15, 2019 – Karem Aircraft, Inc, a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) vehicle developer, has announced a new spin-off venture dedicated to bringing its all-electric air taxi vehicle, Butterfly, to...