The Electric VTOL News eNewsletter

The Electric VTOL News™ eNewsletter started in 2016 as a means to inform the attendees of the VFS Transformative Vertical Flight Workshops and interested parties of news in the eVTOL world. Since then, it has grown to be a regular report on eVTOL aircraft, progress and developments. Since May 2017, it has also highlighted new aircraft in the World eVTOL Aircraft Directory and other resources on the website. Check out past...

US Air Force Interest in eVTOL

For small businesses seeking to fund development across the spectrum of eVTOL technologies, the US Air Force recently posted a new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program release at Applications are open Sep 24 to Oct 23, 2019. As stated on the AFWERX page:
2. View Air Force focus areas and user needs.

While the “Open Topic” allows any businesses that meets the SBIR criteria to...

Volocopter hits high gear

The past several weeks have been filled by several announcements from Bruchsal, Germany-based Volocopter GmbH. Here is a roundup:

Volocopter reveals design for new Urban Air Mobility aircraft, Aug 21: Volocopter announced its newest air taxi model, the VoloCity, intended to be the first commercial Volocopter aircraft. This will be the fourth-generation eVTOL by the German Urban Air Mobility developer. The VoloCity has been designed...

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
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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,...

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...