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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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Vertical Aerospace’s X-Factor

Vertical Aerospace’s X-Factor

  • 02 May 2021 11:18 PM
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Rolls-Royce Electrical announced on March 9 that it was selected by Bristol, England’s Vertical Aerospace to power its all-electric VA-X4 air taxi (shown); Rolls-Royce acquired Germany-based Siemens’ electric aircraft propulsion systems business unit in 2019.

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Overair To Begin Testing This Summer

Overair To Begin Testing This Summer

  • 02 May 2021 10:31 PM
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Seoul, Korea-based Aju Business Daily posted a story on March 29 reporting that Overair — which is 30% owned by Hanwha Systems — will be testing the electric propulsion system of its Butterfly quad-tiltrotor eVTOL this summer.

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LIFT Aircraft’s Airlift

LIFT Aircraft’s Airlift

  • 02 May 2021 10:29 PM
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Austin, Texas-based LIFT Aircraft has continued working with the US Air Force’s Agility Prime program. On March 23–24, the Air Force moved one of the company’s HEXA single-seat eVTOL ultralights on an HC-130J transport aircraft from Springfield, Ohio (where it had been testing near the Air Force’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) to LIFT’s hometown of Austin, Texas.

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Embraer Takes Flight

Embraer Takes Flight

  • 02 May 2021 10:25 PM
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Embraer’s eVTOL subsidiary, Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc., posted a video on its YouTube channel on March 17 that gave a number of insights into its developments.

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Volocopter Spreads its Wings in China, Too

Volocopter Spreads its Wings in China, Too

  • 02 May 2021 10:19 PM
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In March, the eVTOL.com website broke the news that Bruchsal, Germany-based Volocopter GmbH had submitted a patent application in May 2020 for a tandem-winged multicopter.

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EHang Spreads its Wings in China

EHang Spreads its Wings in China

  • 02 May 2021 10:17 PM
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After many months of rumors and speculation, Guangzhou, China-based EHang acknowledged in a tweet on March 9, “EHang has been developing long-range electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle for years.

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Heaviside for Emergency Use

Heaviside for Emergency Use

  • 02 May 2021 09:54 PM
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On Feb. 24, emergency response and healthcare company Falck announced a collaboration with Kitty Hawk to consider its high-performance, single-seat Heaviside eVTOL for emergency response operations.

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Hard-Core Hybrids

Hard-Core Hybrids

  • 01 May 2021 05:41 PM
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Numerous electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) designs rely on hybrid electric propulsion to offset the limited power density of current battery technology (see “Halfway to Paradise?” Vertiflite, Sept/Oct 2020).

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Beta Announces Multiple Sales

Beta Announces Multiple Sales

  • 01 May 2021 01:58 PM
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On April 7, United Parcel Service (UPS) announced that its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary plans to purchase and operate cargo aircraft from Burlington, Vermont-based Beta Technologies.

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