Terrafugia

  • eVTOL Corporate Leadership Moves

    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    Opener Names Ben Diachun President

    Opener, the developer of the BlackFly electric Personal Aerial Vehicle (ePAV) for consumer travel, has appointed a president, Ben Diachun, the company announced on April 2. He will report to Marcus Leng, Opener founder and CEO. Diachun comes from Scaled Composites; Burt Rutan lauded Diachun,...

  • Terrafugia Unveils New TF-2

    At the National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAABACE) held Oct. 16–18, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, flying car company Terrafugia announced that it had down-selected to a single approach for its multi-modal passenger and cargo-carrying transportation system. The company was previously considering two approaches for its TF-2 eVTOL aircraft: one with separate lift and thrusting propellers and the other with...

  • Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push

    Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push

    TF-2 Lift + Push
    Terrafugia
    Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
    www.terrafugia.com
    www.terrafugia-tf2.com

    The TF-2 Lift + Push is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft which will transport exchangeable passenger and cargo pods that become the underside of its fuselage.

    The Lift + Push has a fixed wing with four vertical propellers, two forward of the wings and two aft on twin booms that become a duel rudder and high...

  • TF-X Front View

    Terrafugia TF-X

    TF-X
    Terrafugia
    Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
    www.terrafugia.com

    Terrafugia achieved widespread publicity after its first aircraft in 2009; the fixed-wing Terrafugia Transition is “the world’s first practical flying car” and the company is now ramping up for production in 2019.

    In May 2013, Terrafugia unveiled its vision for a four-seat VTOL plug-in hybrid-electric flying car, calling it the TF-X. The company revised...

  • Bell AirTaxi at Heli-Expo 2018 (Ian Frain photo)

    eVTOL at Heli-Expo 2018

    eVTOL at Heli-Expo 2018

    Vertiflite, May/June 2018

    For those who knew to look for it as something potentially revolutionary — rather than some crazy idea for a far-away future — electric VTOL almost broke into the mainstream this year.

    On Monday, Feb. 26, the day before Heli-Expo began, AHS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg gave a press briefing, entitled,...

  • Terrafugia TF-X

    Terrafugia Acquired

    Terrafugia Acquired

    Chinese company Zhejiang Geely, which owns the Volvo and Lotus car brands, has reportedly acquired flying car company Terrafugia. One of the only companies in the world to be developing an actual flying car (i.e. a roadable aircraft), Terrafugia is studying the TF-X hybrid-electric VTOL tiltrotor flying car.

  • Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor

    Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor (defunct)

    TF-2 Tiltrotor
    Terrafugia
    Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
    www.terrafugia.com
    www.terrafugia-tf2.com

    The TF-2 Tiltrotor is a vectored thrust Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft which will transport exchangeable passenger and cargo pods that become the underside of its fuselage.

    The Tiltrotor is fixed wing with two wide diameter propellers that tilt vertically for accent and decent and it tractor propellers in flight mode....