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GAMA Engages with EASA on eVTOL-News

GAMA Engages with EASA on eVTOL-News

  • 20 Nov 2018 05:40 PM
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On Nov. 14, 2018, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced that it had conducted two days of meetings with European regulators on the development of eVTOL aircraft and technologies.

According to the press release, "Thirty senior eVTOL company figures from eight countries met with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), the European Commission and SESAR JU (Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking) over two days in Cologne and Brussels to discuss this burgeoning sector of the aviation industry."

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NASA Releases Two UAM Consultant Reports

NASA Releases Two UAM Consultant Reports

  • 12 Nov 2018 05:33 PM
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In 2017, NASA hired two teams of consultants to study the viability of different urban air mobility (UAM) use cases.

On Nov. 6, 2018, NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) released highlights of the two in-depth UAM reports to the public.

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Astro's Elroy Blasts Off

Astro's Elroy Blasts Off

  • 06 Nov 2018 05:13 AM
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Astro Aerospace holds the distinction of being one of a handful of electric aircraft developers in the world to have successfully flown a piloted electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. (More details on Astro and links to more resources are available at www.eVTOL.news/passenger-drone.)

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NASA Launches Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge

NASA Launches Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge

  • 05 Nov 2018 05:31 PM
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On Nov. 1-2, more than 400 representatives from government, industry and academia gathered in Seattle, Washington, to attend an industry day marking the launch of NASA’s Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge plan.

Over the next few years, NASA will host a series of operational demonstration programs that will address known UAM challenges that will allow participants to learn from each other and collectively “raise the water level” together, explained Dr. Jaiwon Shin, NASA Associate Administrator, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD).

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Bell Furthers Multiple eVTOL Efforts

Bell Furthers Multiple eVTOL Efforts

  • 05 Nov 2018 05:30 PM
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Bell announced on Oct. 2 that it had signed teaming agreement with Garmin International, Inc. on the development and integration of the autonomous vehicle management computer (VMC) systems to support the company's eVTOL on-demand mobility aircraft, the Bell Air Taxi. As noted previously, Safran will provide the hybrid-electric propulsion system for Bell’s VTOL aircraft.

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