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DARPA’s CRANE Project Moves to Next Phase…

A DARPA research project developing new ways to control aircraft with actuators and effectors on aircraft is moving to its next phase. The Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors (CRANE) program aims is to demonstrate how active flow control (AFC) can be used in aircraft and the design benefits it could bring in terms [...]

By |2021-09-15T16:02:51+00:00September 12th, 2021|AAM, UAM, World|

Highlights from Lilium’s Ask Me Anything on Reddit

It has been a busy time for Lilium behind the scenes as the company prepares for its anticipated public listing this month. On Sept. 10, shareholders of the special purpose acquisition company Qell Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: QELL) will vote on whether to approve a combination with Lilium, which could generate up to $830 million in [...]

By |2021-09-08T22:34:38+00:00September 8th, 2021|AAM, News, UAM|

Overair Debuts Butterfly eVTOL Design

Overair has recently released new details about their new electric VTOL air taxi, dubbed the Butterfly. Built to withstand rough weather conditions, the 6-seater aircraft will have a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 200 mph. In addition, the Butterfly will be all electric and have zero carbon emissions. The key feature [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:46:47+00:00August 30th, 2021|News, UAM|

Joby Begins Journey to Becoming First eVTOL Airline

Kicks off FAA Part 135 air carrier certification process; now in first of five stages towards becoming certified airline; expects to achieve certification in 2022 Joby's all-electric prototype aircraft in flight above Big Sur, CA. Santa Cruz, CA, Jul 29, 2021 — Joby Aero Inc. (“Joby”), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:46:47+00:00August 29th, 2021|UAM|

Transcend Air Selects Manufacturing Partners for Vy400

Transcend Air’s V400 is a powerful trans-city VTOL aircraft that’s been in development by the Boston-based company for several years. Unlike many other VTOL concepts in development, the Vy400 will be a hybrid-electric aircraft rather than an all-electric aircraft. According to the company’s team, this will give the Vy400 a much longer range, allowing for [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:46:49+00:00August 21st, 2021|News, UAM|

Russia Eyes Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion

A mock-up of a hybrid aircraft engine was presented for the first time in the United Engine Corporation (part of Rostec) exhibition at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021. The mock-up consists of a gas turbine engine, electric motors, power electronics units, an electric generator and a battery pack. It is designed for next-generation [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:07+00:00August 16th, 2021|News, UAM|

NeXt UAS iFly: The Personal Self-Navigating eVTOL Aircraft

The coaxial octocopter has eight batteries running eight props – one on each end of four carbon arms. Two arms are mounted above the cabin and two below. It appears to be around 2 meters (6.6 ft) high and small enough to fit in a wide parking space in front of someone’s house. It features an emergency [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:08+00:00August 11th, 2021|News, UAM|

US helicopter company has released advanced vertical take-off aircraft design concepts

Renowned US helicopter manufacturer Bell Textron this week unveiled design concepts for future high-speed vertical take-off and landing (HSVTOL) aircraft. These design concepts make use of technologies being developed by the company, which is part of the Textron group. HSVTOL technology would allow Bell to develop aircraft that would combine the ability to hover like [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:09+00:00August 6th, 2021|News, UAM, UAV|

Home AAM Hyundai Motor Group’s Urban Air Mobility Vision Concept Named “Best Innovations in… Hyundai Motor Group’s Urban Air Mobility Vision Concept Named “Best Innovations in 2020” by Etisalat

Hyundai Motor Group is invited to exhibit its UAM S-A1 vision concept at GITEX · UAM augments urban mobility needs and shape society · Hyundai Motor Group presents its vision for a smart future mobility ecosystem which includes UAM, Purpose Built Vehicle and Hub DUBAI, December 2020 – Hyundai Motor Group’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vision concept, S-A1, will [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:46+00:00December 20th, 2020|UAM|

Volocopter Commits to Launch Air Taxi Services in Singapore

SINGAPORE and BRUCHSAL, Germany, Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility (UAM), announced its commitment today to launch air taxi services in Singapore after two years of close collaboration with the city. Working together with the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Volocopter [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:47+00:00December 15th, 2020|UAM, UTM 2015|
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