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Press Release: Leading Experts to Address Vertical Flight Aircraft Autonomy

Press Release: Leading Experts to Address Vertical Flight Aircraft Autonomy

  • 05 Aug 2020 03:48 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is hosting its fourth annual panel, “Progress Towards Autonomous Vertical Flight,” on Monday, August 10, 2020. The half-day webinar is sponsored by Near Earth Autonomy and is supported by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). 

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Press Release: Revolutionary Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Accelerate

Press Release: Revolutionary Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Accelerate

  • 22 Jul 2020 09:49 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today that it has now cataloged its 300th electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory.

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NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society Announce Equity Partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc.

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society Announce Equity Partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc.

  • 15 Jul 2020 08:52 AM
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MCLEAN, Virginia — NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) have formed an equity partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc., whose purpose is to promote the development and utilization of eVTOL aircraft, including accelerated investment into related supply chains.

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14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Goes Virtual

14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Goes Virtual

  • 08 Jul 2020 01:28 PM
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Three dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) which will be held online for the first time on July 28-30, 2020.

Electric and hybrid electric powered aircraft have the potential to significantly reduce air transportation costs, carbon emissions and community noise and enable new aviation markets. 

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Skydrive Conducts Manned Flights, Moves Forward With Nobuo Kishi At The Helm

Skydrive Conducts Manned Flights, Moves Forward With Nobuo Kishi At The Helm

  • 04 Apr 2020 08:32 PM
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SkyDrive Press Release, April 4, 2020:

Skydrive Conducts Manned Flights, Moves Forward With Nobuo Kishi At The Helm

  • Japan’s first-ever manned test flights of a flying car*1 completed by SkyDrive
  • Nobuo Kishi appointed as Chief Technology Officer
  • Kishi will lead the development and certification to take the product to market in 2023
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VFS @ Heli-Expo 2020

  • 24 Jan 2020 05:01 PM
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Anaheim, California, Jan. 24, 2020 — The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today its activities at Heli-Expo to highlight advanced new military and civil vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Heli-Expo 2020 is hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and is being held Jan. 28–30, 2020, in the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, California.

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Toyota Invests $394M More in Joby

Toyota Invests $394M More in Joby

  • 15 Jan 2020 05:02 PM
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SANTA CRUZ, CA (January 15, 2020) — Toyota is exploring a new flight path for mobility through a new collaboration with Joby Aviation (Joby), an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services. The collaboration reflects Toyota’s recognition of the long-term potential of the urban air mobility market to meet the evolving needs of society, as well as Joby’s position as an industry leader in working to deliver safe and affordable air travel to everyone.

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Joby Aviation Unveils S4

Joby Aviation Unveils S4

  • 15 Jan 2020 02:06 PM
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Santa Cruz, CA, January 15, 2020 – Joby Aviation, a pioneer in the development of an electric air taxi, has raised $590 million in Series C funding led by Toyota Motor Corporation. Prior investors, including SPARX Group, Intel Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and AME Cloud Ventures, also contributed to the round, and were joined by new investors Baillie Gifford and Global Oryx (ALJ family’s investment arm).

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OPENER Names Ben Diachun as CEO

OPENER Names Ben Diachun as CEO

  • 14 Jan 2020 05:02 PM
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Palo Alto, CA, Jan. 14, 2020 -- OPENER, a pioneer of aerial vehicles for consumer travel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Diachun as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). OPENER is producing BlackFly, the world’s first fixed-wing, all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) personal ultralight aircraft. Founder and former CEO, Marcus Leng, will oversee next-generation manufacturing and international operations as Chairman of the Board.

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Uber and Hyundai Motor Announce Partnership

Uber and Hyundai Motor Announce Partnership

  • 06 Jan 2020 12:45 PM
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LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2020 – Uber and Hyundai Motor Company have today announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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