Urban Aeronautics

  • UrbanAero Launches Full-Scale Development

    Urban Aeronautics has launched full-scale development of its CityHawk hybrid-electric VTOL (see Vertiflite, Jan/Feb 2018). The vehicle will be developed at Urban’s subsidiary, Metro Skyways Ltd, with first manned flights in 2021–22, followed by full certification to US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAR Part 27 requirements. The company said CityHawk’s “main advantage over helicopters and currently proposed eVTOL aircraft is its car-sized dimensions, resulting from...

  • From Hummingbird to Cormorant

    From Hummingbird to Cormorant

    Sidebar to "Compact Vertical Flight: Urban Aeronautics Advances"

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, Jan/Feb, 2018

    As a conscript, a young Rafi Yoeli served in the Israeli Air Force (IAF) as an air traffic controller, studied aeronautical engineering at Tel Aviv University and joined Israeli...

  • Compact Vertical Flight: Urban Aeronautics Advances

    Compact Vertical Flight: Urban Aeronautics Advances

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, Jan/Feb, 2018

    Urban Aeronautics is developing a family of quiet internal fan VTOL aircraft to fly almost anywhere.

    Imagine a time in the not-too-distant future when unmanned vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft stealthily cross urban...

  • 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....

  • News from the 2017 Future of Transportation Conference

    The UKi Future of Transportation World Conference was held 5-6 July in Cologne, Germany. The session on "Getting Transportation Off the Ground" focused on how electric VTOL and "personal airborne transportation systems (PATS) will shake up personal transportation before 2030.

    Mike Hirschberg (AHS) moderated the kick-off session and presented on "The Future of Vertical Flight," which gave the background of the Transformative Vertical Flight initiative and an overview of the promise and...

  • Metro Skyways hydrogen-powered "flying car" (Urban Aero photo)

    Metro Skyways Announces H2 “Flying Car”

    PRESS RELEASE - April 17, 2017

    Metro Skyways Ltd., a subsidiary of Urban Aeronautics Announces Four Passenger Future Hydrogen Powered VTOL Flying Car

    Metro Skyways Ltd., a subsidiary of Urban Aeronautics plans to launch the design and development of a four-passenger, Vertical-Takeoff and Landing (VTOL), flying car based on Urban Aeronautics' internal rotor, Fancraft™ technology. The vehicle will initially be powered by jet fuel, but will be designed...