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  • Lilium Jet no. 2 assembly

    Lilium Completes $240M Funding Round

    Munich-based Lilium GmbH announced on March 23, 2020 that is had completed an internal funding round worth more than $240M. The round was led by Tencent, with participation from other existing investors including Atomico, Freigeist and LGT.

    The new funds bring the total sum raised to date to more than $340M. The company said the additional funds will be used to support further development of the Lilium Jet as well as underpinning preparations for...

  • The Bell Smart City display at Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2020, Jan 7-10, USA. (All photos by the author.)

    Urban Air Mobility Steals the Show at CES 2020

    Urban Air Mobility Steals the Show at CES 2020

    While most of the world watched CES for the latest 8K TVs, electronic gadgets and fitness equipment, aerospace and automotive companies used CES to provide a new vision of the future of personal transportation — one...

  • Dr. James Wang.

    Leadership Profile: Dr. James Wang

    Leadership Profile: Dr. James Wang

    Vertiflite, March/April 2020

    With a distinguished career in rotorcraft engineering and marketing, James Wang now teaches aircraft design and performance at Nanyang...

  • Cargo eVTOL Matures


    Cargo eVTOL Matures

    TVF 2020 covered the use of electric VTOL technology for goods as well as people.

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, March/April 2020

    The Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 event in San Jose, California, in mid-January, featured a wide range of...

  • The sold-out TVF 2020 included the 7th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium (VFS photos by Warren Liebmann except where noted)

    Transformative Vertical Flight 2020

    Transformative Vertical Flight 2020

    The world’s largest and longest-running electric VTOL meeting helps TVF 2020 set records as the Society’s biggest-ever meeting outside of the Annual Forum.

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  • Joby S4 eVTOL January 2020, USA.

    The First Electric VTOL Unicorn: Joby Aviation

    The First Electric VTOL Unicorn: Joby Aviation

    Joby Aviation used the VFS Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 meeting
    to give the first public insights into its electric VTOL developments.

    By Kenneth I. Swartz and Mike Hirschberg

    Vertiflite, March/April 2020

    For the past 11...

  • Spirit AeroSystems and Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX) on Feb. 17, 2020, they will create affordable, certified eVTOL aircraft.

    ASX with Spirit

    Global aircraft design and manufacturing company Spirit AeroSystems and Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX) announced on Feb. 17 that they had signed a memorandum of understanding and a definitive agreement to “cooperate on creation of affordable, certified all-electric” VTOL aircraft. “Spirit not only brings its design and manufacturing expertise to the partnership, but most importantly, its deep knowledge in FAA...