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PAL-V to Develop Electric Flying Car

PAL-V to Develop Electric Flying Car

  • 30 Jun 2019 01:15 PM
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In April 2019, PAL-V and Royal NLR (Netherlands Aerospace Centre) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for mutual cooperation to develop an autonomous eVTOL flying car. The two organizations aim for a market introduction within 10 years. PAL-V is currently finalizing the development of the PAL-V Liberty (shown), which it expects to be the world’s first commercial flying car next year.

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LIFT Announces Demo Tour

LIFT Announces Demo Tour

  • 30 Jun 2019 01:13 PM
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LIFT Aircraft gave the public an opportunity to check out their Hexa autonomous single-seat eVTOL prototype at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival in Austin, Texas, held this year on Mar. 8–17. Attendees of the Smart Mobility Summit got to sit in the Hexa demonstrator and simulate flying in the ultralight eVTOL using virtual reality (VR) goggles.

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Uber Elevate Touches Down in DC

Uber Elevate Touches Down in DC

  • 30 Jun 2019 11:30 AM
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The third annual Uber Elevate Summit touched down at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, on June 11-12, 2019 — just one month after the Silicon Valley mobility company raised $8.1 billion when its shares (UBER) started trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Commentary: VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

Commentary: VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

  • 30 Jun 2019 10:23 AM
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Electric/hybrid-electric propulsion enables new vertical flight aircraft configurations that have tremendous potential — but also significant challenges — to bring a radical transformation of air transportation for unmanned package delivery, unmanned logistics, personal air travel, air taxis, urban air mobility (UAM), regional air mobility (RAM) and many other missions.

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Uber Elevate Summit 2019 Agenda

Uber Elevate Summit 2019 Agenda

  • 12 Jun 2019 01:11 PM
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Uber held its third annual summit on June 11-12 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. According to the company, "The Uber Elevate Summit brought together 1200+ attendees for 2 days of technical sessions, hands-on demos, and evening networking events." This page is a web capture from https://www.uber.com/us/en/elevate/summit/2019/attending, June 2019.

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Uber Elevate Summit 2019 News, Photos & Videos

Uber Elevate Summit 2019 News, Photos & Videos

  • 12 Jun 2019 01:09 PM
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Uber held its third annual Elevate Summit on June 11-12 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. VFS was there in force, live-tweeting the event (https://twitter.com/electricVTOL) and posting photos real-time on Twitter and Facebook.

VFS has an album of 60 pictures from the event in the Vertical Flight Photo Gallery.

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Forum 75 eVTOL Presentations

Forum 75 eVTOL Presentations

  • 10 Jun 2019 01:06 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society held its 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display, the world's leading international event on vertical flight technology, on May 13-16, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This special 75th anniversary event spanned four days and included a record 280+ technical papers, plus 75 presentations and discussions by leaders in industry, the military, government agencies and academia. Forum 75 was a spectacular success with a record 1,400 attendees celebrated 75 years of advancing vertical flight. Find out more about Forum 75 proceedings papers, photos and more!

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XTI TriFan 665 flies!

XTI TriFan 665 flies!

  • 08 May 2019 01:03 PM
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On May 8, 2019, XTI Aircraft announced that they had successfully completed the first test flights of its 65% scale prototype of the TriFan 600 VTOL aircraft:

The TriFan 600 prototype completed multiple takeoffs, hover, and landings, which tested and validated the electric motors, battery power system, ducted fan propulsion, flight controls, other electrical systems and instrumentation. The aircraft was on a short tether during the tests due to its location at an airport in northern California where it was constructed. Future flights at a certified UAV test facility will be untethered in hover and will also test forward, wing-borne flight, as well as the transition phase between vertical and forward-flight modes.

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VFS at AUVSI XPO2019

VFS at AUVSI XPO2019

  • 06 May 2019 12:33 PM
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On Monday, April 29, 2019, the Vertical Flight Society hosted a panel at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2019 trade show, with some 200 attendees.

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Flying Solo: GoFly Advances Single-Passenger Air Mobility Solutions

Flying Solo: GoFly Advances Single-Passenger Air Mobility Solutions

  • 25 Apr 2019 10:01 AM
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The $2M GoFly Prize competition has completed its second phase and has so far received more interest than ever imagined. The idea to fund safe and innovative designs for a personal flying machine was a longtime dream for Gwen Lighter and she worked for years to get it started, including getting help from the Vertical Flight Society and other experts (see “AHS Supports GoFly!,” Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2017).

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