• Electric Aircraft Symposium 2019 Synopsis

    The Vertical Flight Society co-sponsored the CAFE Foundation’s 13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium, held July 20-21, 2019, at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. EAS 2019 was held in conjunction with the Experimental Aviation Association’s annual AirVenture in Oshkosh, July 22-28 (see eVTOL News from AirVenture).

    Two dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and...

  • 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...

  • Mark Moore, Uber Elevate Summit 2019

    Uber Elevate Touches Down in DC

    Uber Elevate Touches Down in DC

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    The unprecedented scale of Uber’s air taxi vision has attracted the participation of major aerospace, automotive and real estate companies, investors, innovators and more. 

    The third annual Uber Elevate...

  • Uber Elevate Summit 2019 (Corgan)

    Uber Elevate Summit 2019 Agenda

    Uber held its third annual summit on June 11-12 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. According to the company, "The Uber Elevate Summit brought together 1200+ attendees for 2 days of technical sessions, hands-on demos, and evening networking events." This page is a web capture from https://www.uber.com/us/en/elevate/summit/2019/attending, June...

  • VFS Wheel of eVTOL presented by Mark Moore at Uber Elevate 2019

    Uber Elevate Summit 2019 News, Photos & Videos

    Uber held its third annual Elevate Summit on June 11-12 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. VFS was there in force, live-tweeting the event (https://twitter.com/electricVTOL) and posting photos real-time on Twitter and Facebook.

    VFS has an album of 60 pictures from the event in the Vertical Flight Photo Gallery.

    According to the company, "The...

  • Jaunt Air Mobility

    Jaunt Air Mobility
    United States

    Jaunt Air Mobility is a start-up company founded in May 2018. It is currently raising capital to use slowed-rotor technology developed by Carter Aviation to take part in the Uber Elevate program for flying taxis.

    Jaunt is a single-rotor compound helicopter that incorporates a patented rotor system, which enables both VTOL and...

  • CES 2019 Panel: Flying Taxis

    CES 2019 Panel:
    "Flying Taxis. Build Them, But Will They Come?"

    By Jim Sherman

    Once again, the consumer technology world put its focus on Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest assembly of the latest and greatest technology — from phones and TVs, to...

  • LIFT Hexa

    HexaLIFT Aircraft Inc.Austin, Texas, USAwww.liftaircraft

    Austin, Texas-based LIFT Aircraft started their project in Oct. 2017 in Budapest, revealed itself on Dec. 11, 2018 to the public through social media and news articles, and made its first public appearance at the SXSW (South By Southwest) 2019...

  • Uber announces countries for next Elevate City

    Uber announces countries shortlisted to have first international Uber Air City

    Uber Elevate Press Release, Aug. 30, 2018

    Uber Elevate has announced five shortlisted finalist countries that could be home to the first international Uber Air City within the next five years. Additionally, Uber Elevate has announced plans to experiment...

  • Uber Second Summit Summary

    Uber’s Second Annual Elevate Summit was held in Los Angeles, California, on May 8–9, the week before Forum 74, with about 1,000 attendees. Uber said that some 10,000 people live-streamed the event. (All of the press releases and links to the videos of most of the presentations and panels are available at www.evtol.news/uber.)

    Of note was the addition of Karem Aircraft to...