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EHang Makes More 184s and 216s

EHang Makes More 184s and 216s

  • 01 Jul 2018 02:01 PM
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At the Future of Transportation conference in Cologne, Germany, on a panel chaired by VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg, Derrick Xiong, co-founder and chief marketing officer of EHang, provided new insights into the company’s Autonomous Aerial Vehicle.

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Canada Invests in VTOL Technology

Canada Invests in VTOL Technology

  • 20 Jun 2018 12:13 PM
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Canada is providing CAD$49.5M (USD$37.7M) in financial support for a major technology demonstration program (TDP) designed to advance five key technologies to support the development of urban air taxis, conventional helicopters and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The Government of Canada announced on April 16 during International Aerospace Week in Montréal that it is providing the funding to an aerospace consortium of 20 industry and academic partners led by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd (BHTCL).

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Bell and Safran Partner

Bell and Safran Partner

  • 19 Jun 2018 12:11 PM
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At the Future of Transportation conference in Cologne, Germany, on a panel chaired by VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg, Bell’s director of Innovation, Scott Drennan, announced a newly formed collaboration with Safran on the development of innovative hybrid-electric power system solutions to support Bell’s eVTOL Air Taxi concept.

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Uber Second Summit Summary

Uber Second Summit Summary

  • 01 Jun 2018 12:02 PM
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Uber’s Second Annual Elevate Summit was held in Los Angeles, California, on May 8–9, the week before Forum 74, with about 1,000 attendees. Uber said that some 10,000 people live-streamed the event. (All of the press releases and links to the videos of most of the presentations and panels are available at www.evtol.news/uber.)

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Embraer X unveils first eVTOL concept

Embraer X unveils first eVTOL concept

  • 24 May 2018 02:30 PM
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Embraer X, an Embraer organization dedicated to developing disruptive businesses, unveiled on May 8 its first electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept.

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Uber Elevate Summit 2018 Videos

Uber Elevate Summit 2018 Videos

  • 24 May 2018 11:24 AM
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Uber's Second Annual Elevate Summit was held in Los Angeles, CA, May 8-9, 2018. It brought together about 1,000 of the world's foremost on-demand aviation leaders in industry, government, and academia for two full days of programming. Uber said that some 10,000 people livestreamed the event.

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NASA Supports eCTOL and eVTOL UAM

NASA Supports eCTOL and eVTOL UAM

  • 24 May 2018 11:20 AM
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NASA is broadening its support to Urban Air Mobility through several initiatives, as outlined in a May 7, 2018 NASA news story:

The goal, known as Urban Air Mobility (UAM), is a safe and efficient air transportation system where everything from small package delivery drones to passenger-carrying air taxis operate over populated areas, from small towns to the largest cities....

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Pipistrel reveals new eVTOL concept

Pipistrel reveals new eVTOL concept

  • 24 May 2018 11:12 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

As part of Uber’s second annual Elevate Summit, aircraft designer and Uber Elevate partner, Pipistrel, has revealed its newest eVTOL concept and design. The new aircraft utilizes dedicated propulsion systems for both cruising and vertical lift and embraces an aircraft family approach of eVTOL able to carry from two to six passengers.

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Uber announces new partnerships and aircraft concepts at 2nd annual Elevate Summit

Uber announces new partnerships and aircraft concepts at 2nd annual Elevate Summit

  • 24 May 2018 10:43 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

On the first day of its second annual Elevate Summit, Uber unveiled a series of new advancements and partnerships that are helping launch the world’s first urban aviation network.

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Uber signs Karem Aircraft to develop eVTOL

Uber signs Karem Aircraft to develop eVTOL

  • 24 May 2018 10:37 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

As part of its second annual Elevate Summit, Uber and Karem Aircraft have formally announced a partnership to develop eVTOL technology. Abe Karem, Karem Aircraft’s Founder, is a pioneer in VTOL technology, with decades of experience designing flying concepts including the Predator drone and A160 Hummingbird. His newest invention — Butterfly — represents a rider-friendly adaptation of optimum speed rotor technology pioneered by Karem’s team, the newest vehicle partner on the Uber Elevate Network.

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