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  • AgustaWestland Project Zero (defunct)

    Project Zero
    AgustaWestland
    Cascina Costa, Italy
    www.leonardocompany.com

    Project Zero was an all-electric-powered, hybrid tilt-rotor/fan-in-wing technology incubator created by AgustaWestland. It shocked the world in 2013 when it was announced that it had been flying for years before. The Vertical Flight Society published the exclusive story on the aircraft in the...

  • Firefly Front Angle Pad

    Sikorsky Firefly (defunct)

    Firefly
    Sikorsky
    Stratford, Connecticut, USA
    www.sikorsky.com

    The Sikorsky Firefly is a modified Schweizer S-300C announced on July 26, 2010 at AirVenture 2010 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, as a technology demonstration and was said to be a stepping stone to successful electric helicopters. Sikorsky had been working on the project for more than two (2) years and has never...

  • RR EVTOL (July 15, 2018)

    Rolls-Royce EVTOL

    EVTOL
    Rolls-Royce plc
    London, United Kingdom
    www.rolls-royce.com

    On July 15, 2018, in conjunction with the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, Rolls-Royce announced (the aerospace power systems manufacturer, not the car manufacturer) that it was developing an eVTOL aircraft (Rolls-Royce refers to their concept aircraft as the "EVTOL" or the "EVTOL...

  • Joby S2 at sunset

    Joby S2 (defunct)

    S2
    Joby Aviation
    Santa Cruz, California, USA
    www.jobyaviation.com

    Joby Aviation’s S2 concept expanded from its two year collaborative study with NASA that resulted in the NASA GL-10, Joby Lotus and joint NASA/Joby LEAPTech concepts.

    The S2 would feature 12 propellers on tiling and folding nacelles with eight on the fixed wing and four on a V-stabilizer/rudder...

  • Volocopter 2X Side View

    Volocopter 2X

    2X
    Volocopter GmbH
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    www.volocopter.com

    The Volocopter 2X is an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing multicopter that is a refined version of the VC200, with a limited number of pre-production prototypes now under development for future sale.

    The 2X is completely electric and quieter than the smallest helicopter by a factor of 7. It has six Y shaped...

  • Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push

    Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push

    TF-2 Lift + Push
    Terrafugia
    Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
    www.terrafugia.com
    www.terrafugia-tf2.com

    The TF-2 Lift + Push is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft which will transport exchangeable passenger and cargo pods that become the underside of its fuselage.

    The Lift + Push has a fixed wing with four vertical propellers, two forward of the wings and two...

  • TF-X Front View

    Terrafugia TF-X

    TF-X
    Terrafugia
    Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
    www.terrafugia.com

    Terrafugia achieved widespread publicity after its first aircraft in 2009; the fixed-wing Terrafugia Transition is “the world’s first practical flying car” and the company is now ramping up for production in 2019.

    In May 2013, Terrafugia unveiled its vision for a four-seat VTOL plug-in...

  • Kitty Hawk at Lake Las Vegas

    Kitty Hawk Flyer

    Flyer
    Kitty Hawk
    Mountain View, California, USA
    www.Flyer.aero

    The Kitty Hawk Flyer is an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicle sponsored by Google founder Larry Page.

    The Flyer was colorfully described by The Verge as a “bobsled mounted on a couple of pontoons surrounded by a bunch of drone rotors” It uses ten electric motors for vertical...

  • Sabrewing Draco-2 UAS

    Draco-2
    Sabrewing Aircraft Company
    Camarillo, CA, USA
    www.sabrewingaircraft.com

    The DRACO-2 is a 65% scale Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) prototype of Sabrewing's Wyvern and is a demonstrator aircraft designed to fly non-stop and un-refueled for 4500 nm (8800 km) as part of the Pacific Drone Challenge.

    The fixed-wing vehicle uses eight propellers in a co-axial...

  • Zenith EOPA Featured Image

    Zenith Altitude EOPA

    Electrically-Powered Optionally-Piloted Powered-Lift Aircraft (EOPA)
    Zenith Altitude, Inc.
    Bromont, Québec, Canada
    www.zenith-altitude.com

    Zenith Altitude offers technical services includes computer-aided design, structural analysis, aerodynamic load analysis, damage tolerance analysis, integration of aeronautical products for general aviation (mostly FAR 23 & 27)...