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Bell Flies APT 70 UAV

Bell Flies APT 70 UAV

  • 23 Feb 2019 12:32 PM
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As part of the VFS Electric VTOL Symposium, Bell Executive Vice President Michael Thacker announced that the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 — capable of transporting up to 70 lb (32 kg) — had flown in January. This follows prior flight testing of the APT 20 (shown), which can carry up to 20 lb (9 kg) loads.

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EASA and FAA Consider eVTOL

EASA and FAA Consider eVTOL

  • 23 Feb 2019 11:37 AM
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At the VFS Electric VTOL Symposium, Greg Bowles, the vice president of global innovation at the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), noted that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has proposed adding a “special condition” for non-helicopter VTOL aircraft.

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EHang Certification Progress

EHang Certification Progress

  • 23 Feb 2019 10:38 AM
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On Jan. 23, the Airworthiness Department of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued its “Guidance on UAV Airworthiness Certification based on Operational Risks,” aimed at establishing a risk-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) airworthiness management system by the end of 2019.

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Pipistrel eVTOL News

Pipistrel eVTOL News

  • 23 Feb 2019 08:41 AM
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Honeywell and Pipistrel announced on Jan. 24 that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore and develop solutions for eVTOL. “This is the beginning of a long-term relationship to collectively pursue the future of urban air mobility [UAM],” said Ivo Boscarol, founder and president of Pipistrel.

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Airbus Vahana Picks Up Speed

Airbus Vahana Picks Up Speed

  • 22 Feb 2019 04:43 PM
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A³ by Airbus has continued development of its single-seat Vahana eVTOL demonstrator since its first flight on Jan. 31, 2018. In December, Airbus released new images of the Vahana demonstrator in flight at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton, Oregon.

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VFS Panel on eVTOL at Heli-Expo 2019

VFS Panel on eVTOL at Heli-Expo 2019

  • 13 Feb 2019 04:54 PM
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On Wed. morning, March 6, 2019, the Vertical Flight Society is hosting a special two-hour panel at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo trade show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Room B310. Moderated by acclaimed journalist Elan Head of Vertical Magazine, our second annual "Electric VTOL Revolution" panel features leaders in the helicopter industry discussing how electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are poised to revolutionize vertical flight — and perhaps society as a whole.

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SKYLYS Aircraft Reports on Recent AO Aqua Speeder

SKYLYS Aircraft Reports on Recent AO Aqua Speeder

  • 01 Feb 2019 04:44 PM
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“What you see today will fly next year” according to SKYLYS Aircraft CEO Gary Chorostecki in a video unveiling recent progress made on the electric VTOL AO Aqua speeder.

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VFS at CES2019

VFS at CES2019

  • 15 Jan 2019 02:58 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society was actively engaged in the CES 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 8–11, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. See below for panel reports, photos and a consolidation of news on the Bell Nexus air taxi.

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CES 2019 Panel: Future of Transportation

CES 2019 Panel: Future of Transportation

  • 15 Jan 2019 02:54 PM
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Once again, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest assembly of the latest and greatest consumer technology from around the world, kicked off in Las Vegas Jan. 8-11, 2019. And as usual the Consumer Technology Association assembled some very exciting conference sessions, especially in mobility and transportation.

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CES 2019 Panel: Flying Taxis

CES 2019 Panel: Flying Taxis

  • 15 Jan 2019 02:52 PM
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Once again, the consumer technology world put its focus on Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest assembly of the latest and greatest technology — from phones and TVs, to drones, cars and, yes even VTOL aircraft and a yacht. This year, the Consumer Technology Association assembled some exciting conference sessions on mobility and transportation.

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