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Supporting the Electric VTOL Revolution

Supporting the Electric VTOL Revolution

  • 31 Aug 2020 09:59 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society has been working to advance electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft since 2013, providing technical, professional and business resources to this burgeoning sector. As a leading advocate of the “Electric VTOL Revolution,” VFS has been holding its Electric VTOL Symposiums since 2014, started its Electric VTOL Newsletter in 2016, and launched its Electric VTOL website in 2017.

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Leadership Moves: Vertiflite Sep-Oct 2020

Leadership Moves: Vertiflite Sep-Oct 2020

  • 31 Aug 2020 09:32 AM
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Thacker Adds Bell Commercial Remit
Michael Thacker, who joined Bell in February 2017 as the executive vice president of Technology and Innovation, has taken over additional responsibilities after the retirement of Susan Griffin, EVP for Commercial Business. As of June 2020, Thacker’s new title is EVP of Innovation and Commercial Business.

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Leadership Profile: Dr. Ben Tigner, CEO, Overair, Inc.

Leadership Profile: Dr. Ben Tigner, CEO, Overair, Inc.

  • 31 Aug 2020 12:00 AM
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With his team of engineers and product developers in Santa Ana, California, Overair CEO Ben Tigner aims to apply Abe Karem’s optimum speed VTOL propulsion technology to urban air mobility (UAM). “Overair is a spinoff of Karem Aircraft, although its business goals are totally different,” he explained.

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Hybrid Propulsion: Halfway to Paradise?

Hybrid Propulsion: Halfway to Paradise?

  • 30 Aug 2020 05:28 PM
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Whether batteries alone or hybrid engine-generator systems power electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft depends on timescale and mission. Electric aviation purists envision battery-powered air taxis and cargo drones crisscrossing cities silently and without combustion exhaust. Hydrocarbon fuels nevertheless store energy far better than batteries, and careful engineering may make more capable hybrid-electric aircraft clean, quiet and cheap to operate. Combustion engines and generators recharging batteries in flight — or driving electric motors directly without batteries — may also save on urban infrastructure.

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Lilium Draws Searing Publicity, Then Soaring Investment

Lilium Draws Searing Publicity, Then Soaring Investment

  • 29 Aug 2020 02:10 PM
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Lilium — the secretive Munich-area startup whose performance promises for its Lilium Jet electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi have drawn interest from German Chancellor Angela Merkel (who has a PhD in quantum chemistry) and public disbelief from German academics and others — seems to have proven the old saying that, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.”

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Hyundai Partners with Urban-Air Port

Hyundai Partners with Urban-Air Port

  • 28 Aug 2020 06:13 PM
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On July 30, Urban-Air Port, Ltd., and Hyundai Air Mobility (a Hyundai Motor Group division) announced a partnership to explore new, purpose-built, multifunctional and scalable infrastructure to enable UAM. Hyundai plans to invest $1.5B in UAM over the next five years to create an air vehicle and the supporting mobility ecosystem for UAM operations.

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Bell Advances eVTOL Testing

Bell Advances eVTOL Testing

  • 28 Aug 2020 06:12 PM
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Bell announced on July 17 that it had completed testing its Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) in beyond-visual-line-ofsight (BVLOS) flights. “At the beginning of the year, Bell’s APT proved that it can handle this type of flight through its first BVLOS flight carrying 60 lbs [27 kg] of payload at a testing site in Oklahoma.

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Dufour Completes Subscale Flight Testing

Dufour Completes Subscale Flight Testing

  • 28 Aug 2020 06:12 PM
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On July 27, Visp, Switzerland-based Dufour Aerospace announced that it had completed the first phase of flight testing of its subscale eVTOL technology demonstrator, the aEro 2. “Building on our experience in manned electric flight with our aerobatic plane aEro 1, we are proud to announce that we have completed the first phase of flight testing of our VTOL technology demonstrator aircraft.

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Terrafugia TF-2A Update

Terrafugia TF-2A Update

  • 28 Aug 2020 06:11 PM
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In mid-December 2019, Terrafugia, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) — a global mobility technology group headquartered in the city of Hangzhou in southeast China’s Zhejiang Province — successfully conducted its first test flight of the TF-2A sub-scale demonstrator. The fullscale TF-2A eVTOL aircraft was unveiled on June 22.

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Joby Takes Flight

Joby Takes Flight

  • 28 Aug 2020 06:11 PM
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The Santa Cruz Sentinel captured photos of the Joby Aviation five-seat prototype being airlifted from the company’s facility at Bonny Doon, California (outside of Santa Cruz) on July 7.

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