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Commentary: "Vertical Flight Saves Lives"

  • 29 Oct 2017 02:28 PM
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Unprecedented earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters filled the news over the past several months. Equally prevalent were stories of vertical flight aircraft saving lives, protecting property and providing support after infrastructure was destroyed.

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CityAirbus Starts Spinning

CityAirbus Starts Spinning

  • 25 Oct 2017 02:26 PM
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Airbus Helicopters announced that its four-seat, quad-ducted propeller eVTOL, the CityAirbus, was getting close to its maiden flight planned for late 2018.

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Dubai is Electric

Dubai is Electric

  • 25 Oct 2017 02:23 PM
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Germany’s Volocopter (previously known as “e-volo”) conducted the first public flight of its VC200 in Dubai on Sept. 25 (shown). Flight testing of the prototype for Volocopter’s 2X two-seat production vehicle will “be used for the world’s first self-flying taxi service set to be introduced” by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). 

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Lilium Raises $90M

Lilium Raises $90M

  • 25 Oct 2017 02:20 PM
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In early September, Munich-based Lilium announced that it had raised $90M in a Series B funding round. Investors included Chinese tech giant Tencent; private banking and asset management firm LGT; U.K.-based venture capitalist firm Atomico (a Series A investor); and Obvious Ventures. 

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Manned Passenger Drone

Manned Passenger Drone

  • 25 Oct 2017 01:48 PM
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On Aug 28, the company Passenger Drone announced that it had been working in “stealth mode” on a two-seat distributed electric VTOL aircraft: “For the past three years, Passenger Drone has been developing a zero-emissions, easy-to-use passenger drone that has the potential to eliminate stressful commutes.

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AHS Supports GoFly!

AHS Supports GoFly!

  • 20 Oct 2017 04:10 PM
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On Sept. 26, Gwen Lighter, CEO of the GoFly Prize Group, LLC, announced a global competition to encourage innovators to create safe and easy-to-use personal flying devices.

 

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eVTOL News Video, Ep.1: Kitty Hawk Flyer Demo

eVTOL News Video, Ep.1: Kitty Hawk Flyer Demo

  • 15 Oct 2017 01:46 PM
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AHS is proud to kick off its original series of eVTOL News videos! Episode 1: "Kitty Hawk Flyer Demo" is an interview with Kitty Hawk's director of engineering, Dr. Todd Reichert (of Aerovelo fame), and includes clips from the first public flight on July 28, 2017 at EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

From Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2017

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