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AIR and Nidec Partner on VTOL Motor

AIR and Nidec Partner on VTOL Motor

  • 29 Apr 2024 10:50 PM
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On Feb. 21, Pardes Hana, Israel-based AIRVEV Ltd announced that it had partnered with Nidec Motor Corporation to develop the motor for the AIR ONE, the company’s production model of its two-seat eVTOL aircraft.

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Beta's ALIA Makes Historic Transition Flight

Beta's ALIA Makes Historic Transition Flight

  • 23 Apr 2024 12:51 PM
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Beta Technologies completed the first manned, full transition flight of its ALIA A250 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft at its flight test facility at Plattsburgh International Airport in upstate New York.

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Horizon’s Subscale Cavorite

Horizon’s Subscale Cavorite

  • 29 Dec 2023 06:27 PM
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Horizon Aircraft publicly unveiled its half-scale model Cavorite X5 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft during the Downsview Aerospace Innovation & Research hub’s “DAIR to Innovate” Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Oct. 24, 2024.

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SkyDrive Enters US eVTOL Market

SkyDrive Enters US eVTOL Market

  • 31 Jan 2023 08:44 AM
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SkyDrive will open a home base in South Carolina and intends to enter the US market for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. In an announcement on Jan. 24 at the Vertical Flight Society’s (VFS) 10th Annual eVTOL Symposium in Mesa, Arizona, SkyDrive said that South Carolina’s mild climate and its tourism and aerospace industries were among the factors that attracted it to the state.

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MightyFly Unveils Cento eVTOL

MightyFly Unveils Cento eVTOL

  • 24 Jan 2023 11:58 AM
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MightyFly has produced the second generation of its electric VTOL (eVTOL) delivery drone, the company announced in a press release on Jan. 24. The Cento is an improved version of the MF-100, a demonstrator the company revealed in April 2021. In the new vehicle, MightyFly has added a single rear-mounted propeller for forward flight and made additional improvements to enhance the efficiency and safety of the aircraft. 

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Archer’s Midnight Showing

Archer’s Midnight Showing

  • 11 Jan 2023 10:08 AM
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First-tier supplier Honeywell Aerospace plans to be a leading supplier to the advanced air mobility (AAM) sector.

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Coming to Terms: Taxonomy of VTOL Aircraft Configuration Types — Part 1

Coming to Terms: Taxonomy of VTOL Aircraft Configuration Types — Part 1

  • 13 Nov 2022 09:33 AM
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This series addresses the uses of terminology that are misleading or erroneous, and proffers definitions to be used as canonical.

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SkyDrive Reveals SD-05, Series C Funding

SkyDrive Reveals SD-05, Series C Funding

  • 30 Oct 2022 09:10 AM
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On Sept. 26, SkyDrive, a Japan-based eVTOL developer, revealed the design of its SD-05, its two-seat multicopter eVTOL aircraft.

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Beta Alia-250 Prototype Flies Cross Country to Arkansas

Beta Alia-250 Prototype Flies Cross Country to Arkansas

  • 02 Jun 2022 03:20 PM
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On May 23–30, 2022, Beta Technologies flew its prototype Alia-250 eVTOL aircraft (N250UT) cross country to Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Beta Alia-250 Prototype Flies Cross Country to Ohio

Beta Alia-250 Prototype Flies Cross Country to Ohio

  • 24 May 2022 01:26 PM
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On May 23–24, 2022, Beta Technologies flew its prototype Alia-250 eVTOL aircraft (N250UT) cross country to Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport (SGH) in Ohio.

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