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Joby Rings in a New Era

Joby Rings in a New Era

  • 02 Sep 2021 11:59 AM
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At 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 11, Joby CEO JoeBen Bevirt rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange, signifying the company’s status (NYSE:JOBY) as the first US-based electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) company listing on a public market.

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Coming to Terms: Model Based

Coming to Terms: Model Based

  • 02 Sep 2021 11:22 AM
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This series addresses the uses of terminology that threaten to become routine expressions or idioms — or already are — but are misleading or erroneous. This installment clarifies what is a model-based method, and identifies distinctions between and complexities of various approaches.

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Joby and NASA Collaborate To Measure Noise Footprint Of Electric Air Taxi

Joby and NASA Collaborate To Measure Noise Footprint Of Electric Air Taxi

  • 01 Sep 2021 07:00 AM
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PRESS RELEASE: Joby Aviation, Inc. this week became the first company to fly an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign.

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Commentary: Decision Time for FARA

Commentary: Decision Time for FARA

  • 31 Aug 2021 01:05 PM
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In July, during the US Army Industry Days at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Project Manager for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA), Col. Greg Fortier, made some remarkable comments. Fortier is in the Army’s Program Executive Office for Aviation, PEO(A), which took over leadership of the FARA project from the Army Futures Command (AFC) this year.

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15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Is Another Great Success

15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Is Another Great Success

  • 25 Aug 2021 02:04 PM
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The 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) took place virtually from July 20–22, 2021, with more than 450 registrants.

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Air Force Challenges Industry for High-Speed VTOL

Air Force Challenges Industry for High-Speed VTOL

  • 25 Aug 2021 08:43 AM
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The US Air Force (USAF), in partnership with the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), initiated the “High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) Concept Challenge” in April (see “Industry Briefs,” Vertiflite, July/Aug 2021)

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NASA Report on Fuel Cell Model for H2 eVTOL Aircraft

NASA Report on Fuel Cell Model for H2 eVTOL Aircraft

  • 24 Aug 2021 11:01 AM
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NASA is publishing contractor report CR—20210000284, entitled, "PEM Fuel Cell Model for Conceptual Design of Hydrogen eVTOL Aircraft<

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​​​​​​​HyPoint Partners With Piasecki Aircraft To Deliver Next-Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems

​​​​​​​HyPoint Partners With Piasecki Aircraft To Deliver Next-Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems

  • 24 Aug 2021 10:57 AM
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MENLO PARK, Calif., August 24, 2021 — HyPoint, the company developing zero carbon-emission turbo air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell systems for aviation and urban air mobility, today announced that it has entered into a multi-phase collaborative development agreement with Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC), a pioneer in advanced rotorcraft and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) platforms and technologies, for the development and certification of hydrogen fuel cell systems for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle applications.

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Future Fuel: HyPoint’s  Hydrogen Revolution

Future Fuel: HyPoint’s Hydrogen Revolution

  • 24 Aug 2021 06:20 AM
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Will hydrogen eventually supplant traditional sources of aviation fuels? One company thinks so.

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Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Announces 2021-2022 Student Design Competition

Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Announces 2021-2022 Student Design Competition

  • 11 Aug 2021 07:21 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society today announces that the request for proposal (RFP) for its 39th Annual Student Design Competition (SDC) has been published. The 2021-2022 competition challenges students to design an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that accommodates passengers with a broad spectrum of mobility difficulties or other disabilities for urban air mobility (UAM) missions.

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