• White House Supports eVTOL

    On Aug. 30, 2019, the Trump Administration issued Policy Memorandum M-19-25, FY 2021 Administration Research and Development Budget Priorities (9 pages, 2.08 MB):
    This Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021) R&D Budget Priorities memorandum provides direction to enable this Second Bold Era as part of a longer-term, multisector, national strategy to advance bold, transformational leaps in S&T, build a diverse workforce of the future, solve previously...

  • Uber eCRM-001 eVTOL Common Reference Model side view, USA.

    200 eVTOL Aircraft on

    Sept. 6, 2019
    Jim Sherman
    Director of Strategic Development
    1-703-684-6777 x110

    Vertical Flight Society Reports More than 200 eVTOL Aircraft Now in Development
    Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft Projects Double in Past...

  • AeroMobil Announces Technical Services Unit

    AeroMobil, the Bratislava, Slovakia-based company with an actual flying car, has expanded its business to offer specialist technical consulting services for VTOL and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) aircraft.

    Services and Capabilities

    Aeromobil's Technical Consulting Services division will provide services in three areas: technical advisory, engineering consulting and concept development on offer for existing organisations and new...

  • EASA Publishes SC-VTOL

    EASA Publishes SC-VTOL
    EASA Takes the First Shot at eVTOL Regulations.
    Did They Miss the Mark?

    By Mike Hirschberg, VFS Executive Director

    Vertiflite, September/October 2019

    The Vertical Flight Society has been supporting the development of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft since 2014. One of the...

  • The Potential of eCTOL

    The Potential of eCTOL
    Electric Conventional Take-Off and Landing Aircraft Take Off!

    By Nicolas Zart

    Vertiflite, September/October 2019

    While essentially all of the news on electric aviation in Vertiflite has focused on electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, developments of electric conventional take-off...

  • Oshkosh e-AirVenture

    Oshkosh e-AirVenture
    This was the year that the “Electric VTOL Revolution” arrived in Oshkosh. It will never be the same.

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

     Vertiflite, September/October 2019

    The world’s largest gathering of pilots and aviation enthusiasts takes place every year in Oshkosh,...


    On July 2, 2019, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) formally published its “Special Condition for Small-Category Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft” (SC-VTOL-01). This page provides a reference for those interested in this first-of-its-kind pathway to eVTOL aircraft type certification.

    • EASA page on Special Condition VTOL, July 2, 2019
    • SC-VTOL-01, published July 2, 2019
    • Draft SC-VTOL,...
  • Lilium Expands to London

    Based outside of Munich, Germany, Lilium announced on June 11 that it had selected London to be “the base for a world-class software team it plans to develop.” Hundreds of high-end software engineering roles will be created in the city over the next five years as the business seeks to make affordable, electric, on-demand air taxis a reality by 2025. Jobs will also be added in their existing hubs in Munich and Zurich. Additionally, Lilium appointed...

  • First Turkish eVTOL

    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 12th century Muslim inventor/engineer Ismail al-Jazari. Baykan Technical Director Selçuk Bayraktar announced on Aug. 7 that the Cezeri had been under development for about 8 months and the prototype would be unveiled at Teknofest at Atatürk Airport, Sept....