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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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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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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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Uber and Joby Aviation announce aerial ridesharing partnership

Uber and Joby Aviation announce aerial ridesharing partnership

  • 20 Dec 2019 02:57 PM
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Joby Aviation and Uber have signed a multi-year commercial partnership to launch a fast, reliable, clean and affordable urban air taxi service in select markets. Joby Aviation will supply and operate the electric air taxis, and Uber will provide airspace support services, skyport infrastructure, connections to ground transportation, and customer interfaces through an aerial rideshare network.

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Press Release: Community Air Mobility Initiative Launches

  • 06 Nov 2019 03:35 PM
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SEATTLE, Washington - The Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) announces its launch with the support of its founding members. CAMI is a new nonprofit industry association dedicated to providing communities and the decision makers that support them with the information and tools that will be vital to the successful integration of aviation into our daily transportation options. CAMI’s mission is to support the responsible integration of urban air mobility (UAM) into communities through education, communication, and advocacy. CAMI connects communities and industry by providing resources and education to the public and decision makers at the state and local level. CAMI is supported by its members, which cover a wide spectrum of stakeholders in the emerging urban air mobility industry.

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NEXA Capital Partners Launches “Urban Air Mobility Geomatics, LLC”

NEXA Capital Partners Launches “Urban Air Mobility Geomatics, LLC”

  • 10 Sep 2019 09:28 AM
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Washington, D.C., September 10, 2019 – NEXA Capital Partners has launched Urban Air Mobility Geomatics, LLC, a new business intelligence entity to accelerate much‐needed investment into eVTOL flight through analytical tools and advanced models, supported by geospatial data and business case analysis. UAM Geomatics is also pleased to announce a partnership with Blue Raster, an award‐winning Esri pioneer in interactive ArcGIS technology.

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200 eVTOL Aircraft on eVTOL.news

200 eVTOL Aircraft on eVTOL.news

  • 06 Sep 2019 09:26 AM
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Fairfax, Virginia — The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) recently added the 200th electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept to its online World eVTOL Aircraft Directory. The Directory, launched in 2017, is the world’s most comprehensive compendium of electric and hybrid/electric-powered VTOL aircraft in development by aerospace companies, entrepreneurs and inventors around the globe.

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