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Tier 1 Engineering Pioneers Electric e-R44

Tier 1 Engineering Pioneers Electric e-R44

  • 26 Jun 2022 07:54 AM
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The battery-electric motor STC retrofit of the popular Robinson R44 offers a low-cost, low-risk path to sustainable vertical flight.

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Electric Helicopters

Electric Helicopters

  • 25 Jun 2022 10:49 AM
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Electric vertical flight is not new, but it has taken decades for the enabling technology to mature.

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Martine Rothblatt: Serial Entrepreneur

Martine Rothblatt: Serial Entrepreneur

  • 25 Jun 2022 08:01 AM
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Shaping the future is one of Martine Rothblatt’s many talents.

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Press Release: 16th Annual Aircraft Symposium Returns to Oshkosh

Press Release: 16th Annual Aircraft Symposium Returns to Oshkosh

  • 24 Jun 2022 09:30 AM
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More than 40 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the 16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), hosted by the Vertical Flight Society (VFS). The event will once again be held in person and online in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 23-24, 2022 — the weekend prior to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture 2022.

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Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

  • 22 Jun 2022 03:49 PM
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On Monday, May 9 (the eve of the VFS Forum 78), The Air Current (TAC) broke the story that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had decided that winged electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that met the FAA’s definition of “powered-lift”— a term used nearly exclusively for pilot qualification rules — could not be certified or operate as “airplanes”

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UP.Summit

UP.Summit

  • 22 Jun 2022 03:23 AM
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Representatives from several prominent AAM developers attended the UP.Summit, a gathering in northwest Arkansas focused on the future of mobility.

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eVTOL Leaders Continue Apace

eVTOL Leaders Continue Apace

  • 21 Jun 2022 01:59 AM
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Leading developers of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft have raised financing to support the development, flight testing, certification, manufacturing and commercial entry into service of their innovative aircraft.

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AutoFlight Reveals Test Flight

AutoFlight Reveals Test Flight

  • 21 Jun 2022 01:34 AM
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On June 8, Shanghai-based AutoFlight shared a video of a full-length test flight of a full-scale Prosperity I eVTOL aircraft.

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Safran to Power TCab Tech

Safran to Power TCab Tech

  • 21 Jun 2022 01:31 AM
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TCab Tech, a China-based eVTOL developer, has selected French firm Safran Electrical & Power to provide the electric motors for its E20 eVTOL aircraft, the two companies announced on May 31.

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Skyports Looks to Japan

Skyports Looks to Japan

  • 21 Jun 2022 01:20 AM
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Skyports, the UK-based vertiport developer, announced on May 27 that it had partnered with Park24, Japan’s largest parking lot and car-sharing operator, to explore integrating vertiports into carparks.

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