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Orlando Helicopter’s Electric Sikorsky S-52

Orlando Helicopter’s Electric Sikorsky S-52

  • 14 Sep 2021 11:30 AM
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Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) technology has only become a reality in the past decade, but one battery-powered electric helicopter briefly made it off the ground more than 35 years ago.

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eSTOL and eCTOL Updates, September 2021

eSTOL and eCTOL Updates, September 2021

  • 12 Sep 2021 05:10 PM
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A number of companies have continued to advance their eSTOL and eCTOL designs.

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Wisk v. Archer v. Wisk

Wisk v. Archer v. Wisk

  • 11 Sep 2021 08:32 PM
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The litigation between Wisk Aero, LLC, and Archer Aviation, Inc., continues.

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Kaman to Build Transcend’s Vy 400

Kaman to Build Transcend’s Vy 400

  • 11 Sep 2021 05:11 PM
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In mid-August, Transcend Air Corporation announced agreements with Kaman Corporation and General Electric for the company’s Vy 400 high-speed vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

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Dufour Spreads its Wings

Dufour Spreads its Wings

  • 11 Sep 2021 05:08 PM
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Dufour Aerospace, based in Visp, Switzerland, unveiled the latest iteration of its aEro 3 eVTOL tiltwing design.

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Overair Butterfly’s Metamorphosis

Overair Butterfly’s Metamorphosis

  • 11 Sep 2021 05:01 PM
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At a VFS webinar for the eVTOL Writers Group on Aug. 11, Santa Ana, California-based Overair, LLC, unveiled the revised configuration of its Butterfly eVTOL aircraft.

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Eve of Expansion on Five Continents

Eve of Expansion on Five Continents

  • 11 Sep 2021 04:41 PM
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In addition to the 250 orders covered last issue (see “Turning Point,” Vertiflite, July/Aug 2021) from Halo Aviation and Helisul Aviation, Embraer’s Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions unit has continued its announcements.

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Elroy Gets $40M from Lockheed and Others

Elroy Gets $40M from Lockheed and Others

  • 11 Sep 2021 04:34 PM
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Elroy Air — the San Francisco, California-based aerospace and logistics startup developing an end-to-end autonomous eVTOL aerial cargo system — has completed a $40M Series A financing round from Marlinspike Capital, Lockheed Martin Ventures and Prosperity7 Ventures, alongside continued backing from existing investors, including Catapult Ventures, DiamondStream Partners, Side X Side Management, Shield Capital Partners and Precursor Ventures.

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Craft Aero’s Blown Wing

Craft Aero’s Blown Wing

  • 11 Sep 2021 04:30 PM
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Craft Aerospace Technologies completed a $3.5M seed round with Calm Ventures, Countdown Capital, Deep Ventures, Giant Ventures, Soma Capital, Trajectory Capital and Y Combinator, as well as advisor Nikhil Goel, co-founder of Uber Elevate.

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SAMAD’s 50% eVTOL Demos

SAMAD’s 50% eVTOL Demos

  • 11 Sep 2021 03:39 PM
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SAMAD Aerospace, headquartered at Cranfield Airport in the UK, completed hover tests for its second prototype eVTOL eStarling aircraft at the end of July.

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