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Leadership Moves: Vertiflite Nov-Dec 2020

Leadership Moves: Vertiflite Nov-Dec 2020

  • 30 Oct 2020 01:56 PM
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After eight months as the chief research and development officer for Hyundai’s UAM division, J. Scott Drennan has left the Uber Elevate Partner to start a consulting business — Drennan Innovations — that will provide “executive-level engineering, innovation and leadership consulting services,” with focus areas to include vertical takeoff and landing systems for advanced air mobility (the more expansive term for of “UAM”). Hyundai made the announcement on Oct. 20.

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Catching up on the State of eCTOL Aircraft

Catching up on the State of eCTOL Aircraft

  • 30 Oct 2020 01:04 PM
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Electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) aircraft are anything but conventional, but include many of the same challenges as electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, most especially, of course, with the power systems.

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Jaunt Starts a New Chapter

Jaunt Starts a New Chapter

  • 30 Oct 2020 11:50 AM
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Jaunt Air Mobility is an oddball in the sea of 350-plus electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concepts catalogued on the VFS World eVTOL Aircraft Directory (www.eVTOL.news/aircraft). It is one of the only electric gyrodyne aircraft being developed for the urban air mobility (UAM) market, and many of those who understand autorotative rotorcraft are impressed.

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ART: Master Model Makers

ART: Master Model Makers

  • 30 Oct 2020 10:19 AM
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When flight tests of a heavy-lift helicopter revealed undesirable vibration, coupled computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and computational structural dynamics (CSD) tools helped model and fix the problem. Advanced Rotorcraft Technology, Inc. (ART) in Sunnyvale, California, has built its business developing software tools that create comprehensive models for rotorcraft engineers, support flight testing and improve flight simulators.

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Big APT for Logistics

Big APT for Logistics

  • 28 Oct 2020 10:51 PM
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At the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) virtual trade show in mid-October, Bell revealed that it is working on a larger variant of its Autonomous Pod Transport (APT).

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Rolls-Royce Testing at Cranfield Airport

Rolls-Royce Testing at Cranfield Airport

  • 28 Oct 2020 10:50 PM
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According to eVTOL.com Hari Venkitaraman, a student at Cranfield University, posted a video on Reddit of a large-scale electric tiltwing testbed at Cranfield Airport on Oct. 13.

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Embraer Launches Eve

Embraer Launches Eve

  • 28 Oct 2020 10:46 PM
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Brazilian aerospace giant Embraer announced on Oct. 15 that it was spinning out Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. from its Melbourne, Florida-based EmbraerX subsidiary.

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Kitty Hawk Heaviside Update

Kitty Hawk Heaviside Update

  • 28 Oct 2020 10:44 PM
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Kitty Hawk released a 14-minute video on Oct. 14, chronicling the 10-year achievements of the company.

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Sabrewing Takes Orders from Saudi Arabia

Sabrewing Takes Orders from Saudi Arabia

  • 28 Oct 2020 10:42 PM
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On Sept. 29, Sabrewing Aircraft Company announced an exclusive representation agreement with Arabian Development & Marketing Co., headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Eco Helicopters Coming to LA

Eco Helicopters Coming to LA

  • 28 Oct 2020 10:39 PM
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Newly founded Eco Helicopters announced plans to start an on-demand UAM service in early 2021.

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