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eVTOL Insights Recognizes Hirschberg and 20 Others

eVTOL Insights Recognizes Hirschberg and 20 Others

  • 26 Feb 2021 02:32 PM
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The website eVTOL Insights published its “Power Book” in January, its “definitive list of the influencers, innovators and leaders from the last 12 months.” The intent is to recognize excellence and achievement in the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) industry. To be released every year, the Power Book 2021 “recognizes 21 of the industry’s brightest individuals from across the world and their company’s achievements in 2020.”

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Skyworks is a $100M GEM

Skyworks is a $100M GEM

  • 26 Feb 2021 01:52 PM
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Skyworks Aeronautics Corp. announced on Feb. 8, a $100M investment commitment from GEM Global Yield LLC SCS, a fund of the Luxembourg Global Emerging Markets Group (GEM).

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eSTOL Updates - March 2021

eSTOL Updates - March 2021

  • 25 Feb 2021 06:11 PM
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At the VFS eVTOL Symposium in January, San Francisco, California-based Airflow announced that it was beginning development of “one of the first full-scale piloted technology demonstrators of an eSTOL aircraft.” For the last year, Airflow has been utilizing a sub-scale model for test flights that have helped develop its eSTOL flight control technology.

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Astro Horizon Connection

Astro Horizon Connection

  • 25 Feb 2021 06:08 PM
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Astro Aerospace of Dallas, Texas, has been developing manned and unmanned derivatives of its Astro design based on the PassengerDrone (shown) — one of the first eVTOL demonstrators, with first manned flights in 2017 (see “Astro's Elroy Blasts Off,” Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2018).

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ASX Goes Straight Up with Sigma Six

ASX Goes Straight Up with Sigma Six

  • 25 Feb 2021 06:05 PM
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In the 8th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium held by VFS in January, Detroit, Michigan-based Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX) announced its latest electric tilt-wing configuration, Sigma Six.

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Terrafugia Transitions to China

Terrafugia Transitions to China

  • 25 Feb 2021 06:00 PM
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Massachusetts-based Terrafugia, Inc., announced on Jan. 26 that it had obtained FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate for its Transition roadable aircraft (with automobile certification to follow in 2022).

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UK Future Flight Challenge Recipients

UK Future Flight Challenge Recipients

  • 25 Feb 2021 05:49 PM
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The UK government’s Future Flight Challenge announced in January that it had selected the company Urban Air Port, partnered with Hyundai Motor Group and the Coventry City Council, to develop the Air-One skyport hub to evaluate eVTOL aircraft operations.

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Jaunt Announces Successes

Jaunt Announces Successes

  • 25 Feb 2021 05:14 PM
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Jaunt Air Mobility and its partners made several announcements before and since the beginning of 2021. On Dec. 16, the company announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with VerdeGo Aero to explore the development of a hybrid-electric version of its Jaunt slowed rotor/compound (SR/C) electric rotorcraft.

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COMAC eVTOL Concepts Revealed

COMAC eVTOL Concepts Revealed

  • 25 Feb 2021 05:06 PM
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The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has unveiled three lift-plus-cruise eVTOL aircraft prototypes. The company’s hybrid-electric VTOL project was started in 2019 and the company’s Beijing Civil Aircraft Technology Research Center (BCATRC) has built two prototypes.

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APT Progress

APT Progress

  • 25 Feb 2021 05:01 PM
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Bell has continued developments of its Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) tailsitting eVTOL cargo drone. On Dec. 9, Bell flew its APT 70 with 110 lb (50 kg) of payload over an 8-mile (12.9-km) route at Bell’s testing site near Fort Worth, Texas.

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