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Washington Report, May-June 2021

Washington Report, May-June 2021

  • 12 May 2021 10:24 PM
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On Feb. 25, Representatives Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) and Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) introduced H.R.1339, the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act, in the US House of Representatives.

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Lilium’s Technology Approach Explained

Lilium’s Technology Approach Explained

  • 05 May 2021 02:00 AM
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Although the previous Lilium Jet full-scale demonstrators were not flown extensively — and neither transitioned to fully wingborne flight — Lilium has conducted extensive analysis and ground testing that supports their technology.

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Lilium Goes Big

Lilium Goes Big

  • 04 May 2021 11:22 PM
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In the timeline of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developments, Lilium GmbH first came to widespread public attention in April 2017 with the release of a video of the futuristic, prototype, two-seat Lilium Jet flying around outside the Bavarian capital of Munich, at the Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

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Commentary: Workforce: Winning the War for Talent

Commentary: Workforce: Winning the War for Talent

  • 04 May 2021 11:33 AM
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VFS conducted a workforce study early last year (www.vtol.org/workforce) identifying some of the major challenges for the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry and addressed key points in our commentary, “Looking Back: A Perspective on the Future Vertical Workforce,” Vertiflite, July/Aug 2020.

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MightyFly Reveals MF-100

MightyFly Reveals MF-100

  • 02 May 2021 11:58 PM
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MightyFly, based in California’s San Francisco Bay Area, announced on April 20 that it is developing an autonomous air cargo eVTOL, and had closed a $5.1M seed funding round.

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XTI Aircraft Continues Developments

XTI Aircraft Continues Developments

  • 02 May 2021 11:53 PM
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On April 15, Denver, Colorado-based XTI Aircraft Company announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Enterprise E

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Pipistrel to Deliver in China

Pipistrel to Deliver in China

  • 02 May 2021 11:50 PM
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Ajdovščina, Slovenia-based Pipistrel announced on April 12 that it had partnered with SF Express, one of China’s leading integrated logistics providers, to develop a hybrid-electric eVTOL cargo aircraft, apparently based on Pipistrel’s Nuuva V300 unmanned cargo aircraft that it announced last year.

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Wisk Sues Archer

Wisk Sues Archer

  • 02 May 2021 11:44 PM
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On April 6, Wisk Aero filed a lawsuit against Archer Aviation, alleging theft of intellectual property and trade secrets.

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Joby Lauded and Plans to Deliver

Joby Lauded and Plans to Deliver

  • 02 May 2021 11:33 PM
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In March, Fast Company named Joby Aviation to its 2021 list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, and a Popular Science posting revealed the first clear photo of Joby’s first-generation S4 air taxi technology demonstrator (shown).

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Astro + Horizon = 3 eVTOL Designs

Astro + Horizon = 3 eVTOL Designs

  • 02 May 2021 11:28 PM
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As mentioned last issue, Astro Aerospace of Dallas, Texas, announced in February that it would acquire Lindsay, Ontario-based Horizon Aircraft, Inc.

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