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  • F-Helix electric helicopter concept parked at building Italy.

    Vinati F-Helix

    F-HelixVinati S.r.l.Nave, Italywww.f-helix.com

    F-Helix the creation of Mr. Vinati to make an safe and reliable all electric helicopter. Mr. Vinati on the F-Helix website says that the F-Helix electric helicopter concept is the evolution of Silvercraft SH4 helicopter, an Italian helicopter, and had purchased the Silvercraft helicopter manufacturing company in...

  • Gyrobike electric eVSTOL side view Spain.

    GyroBike

    GyroBikeMadrid, Spainwww.gyrobiketurismodeaventura.com

    Gyrobike was established in September 2011 in Spain with the vision of providing a clean electric aircraft to help everyone commute freely in the urban environment.

    Gyrobike is an electric propulsion Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (VSTOL)...

  • Zeva logo and Zero eVTOL aircraft USA.

    Zeva Zero

    ZeroZeva Tacoma, Washington, USAwww.zevaaero.com

    Zeva is a relatively new company based in Tacoma, Washington, USA and has created an all electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept including a sub-scale prototype called Zero (Zero-emissions Electric Vertical Aircraft) ...

  • Sabrewing Aircraft Company Rhaegal hybrid-electric VTOL, USA.

    Sabrewing Rhaelgal RG-1

    Rhaegal RG-1Sabrewing Aircraft CompanyCamarillo, California, USAwww.sabrewingaircraft.com

    CEO and
    co-founder Ed De Reyesis of Sabrewing Aircraft Company, is developing several
    unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and are a new generation regional cargo-only (no
    passengers) hybrid-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. The
    company states that the...

  • Piasecki PA-890 electric compound helicopter.

    Piasecki PA-890

    PA-890Piasecki Aircraft CorporationEssington, Pennsylvania, USAwww.piasecki.com

    The Piasecki PA-890 eVTOL concept aircraft is an all-electric-powered "slowed-rotor winged compound helicopter". It is intended for use in a variety of missions including delivery of high-value On-Demand Logistics (ODL); On-Demand Mobility (ODM) personnel air transport; and...

  • Forum 74 eVTOL Progress Airbus 17 May 18

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    VFS is the world's oldest and largest professional society for engineers, scientists, innovators and leaders working to advance vertical flight. The Vertical Flight Society was founded as the American Helicopter Society in 1943 by the pioneers of the helicopter industry, who believed that technological cooperation and collaboration was essential to advance vertical flight. Today, history is repeating itself...

  • Beta Technologies Ava XC

    Ava XC
    Beta Technologies, Inc.
    South Burlington, Vermont, USA
    www.beta.team

    Beta Technologies, founded by entrepreneur Kyle Clark, is developing an eVTOL aircraft; the technology demonstrator is dubbed the "Ava XC." The company is one of several electric VTOL companies receiving funding from Martine Rothblatt's United Therapeutics.

    Although eVTOL.news had reported on articles in Fall 2018, Beta truly unveiled its vehicle,...

  • NFT ASKA

    ASKA
    NFT, Inc.
    Mountain View, California, USA
    www.askafly.com

    New Future Transportation, Inc. (NTF) is developing an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing vehicle that will work both as an aircraft and ground car, i.e., a drive-fly vehicle. Mountain View is NFT’s research and development center. It has a Center of Excellence based in Israel and its quality assurance and manufacturing center will be located in Japan.

    On June...

  • Volocopter VC1 In Flight

    Volocopter VC1/VC2 (defunct prototypes)

    VC1/VC2
    Volocopter GmbH (originally e-volo GmbH until July 2017)
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    www.volocopter.com

    The Volocopter VC1 utilized sixteen individual rotors for up to 20 minutes of flight. The multicopter weighs 80 kg (176.4 lb) and has a 5 m by 5 m profile (16.4 ft by 16.4 ft).

    e-volo co-founder Thomas Senkel was the primary designer, inventor and builder of the VC1 and VC2; he also flew the VC1 for the first time on...

  • Joby Lotus Featured Image

    Joby Lotus (defunct)

    Lotus
    Joby Aviation
    Santa Cruz, California, USA
    www.jobyaviation.com

    The Joby Aviation Lotus was designed in partnership with NASA to demonstrate that a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft would be able to achieve a 24-hour flight endurance. A subscale demonstrator was built but never flown.

    The Lotus was a vectored thrust tricopter with a fixed wing and three propellers. The twin blade wing-tip propellers would fold...