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eVTOL Leaders Continue Progress

eVTOL Leaders Continue Progress

  • 17 Dec 2022 01:56 AM
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With an eye towards launching operations by the middle of the decade, leading developers of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are pressing hard and making demonstrable progress towards certification and beginning advanced air mobility (AAM) operations.

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eVTOL Leaders Continue Momentum

eVTOL Leaders Continue Momentum

  • 08 Sep 2022 12:37 AM
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The biennial Farnborough International Airshow, held in England on July 18–22, provided a few of the leading electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) developers a high-profile stage for a flurry of announcements.

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Advanced Air Mobility Market Update - Vertical Flight Society

Advanced Air Mobility Market Update - Vertical Flight Society

  • 28 Jul 2022 02:21 AM
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In the seven and a half years since the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) held its first Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF) symposium on electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in 2014, the electrification of the air transport industry has become a global movement touching almost every aviation segment and continent including Asia.

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TVF2022: Vehicles and Volts

TVF2022: Vehicles and Volts

  • 02 Mar 2022 06:20 AM
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Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF) 2022 was held Jan. 25–27, with some 375 participants in San Jose, California, and another 200 attendees online, in the first hybrid event organized by VFS.

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Overair Initiates Propulsion Tests, Partnership

Overair Initiates Propulsion Tests, Partnership

  • 28 Feb 2022 03:30 PM
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On Jan. 20, Overair announced that it had commenced its ground test program to evaluate the full-scale propulsion system for the Butterfly eVTOL quad tiltrotor aircraft in the desert northeast of Los Angeles.

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The E-VTOL Flight Test Council’s Pioneering Year

The E-VTOL Flight Test Council’s Pioneering Year

  • 09 Nov 2021 08:04 AM
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Last year, VFS helped establish a working group — connected through the VFS Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) Technical Committee and working with other professional societies — to advance the conversation on flight testing this new class of aircraft.

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Overair Butterfly’s Metamorphosis

Overair Butterfly’s Metamorphosis

  • 11 Sep 2021 05:01 PM
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At a VFS webinar for the eVTOL Writers Group on Aug. 11, Santa Ana, California-based Overair, LLC, unveiled the revised configuration of its Butterfly eVTOL aircraft.

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Overair To Begin Testing This Summer

Overair To Begin Testing This Summer

  • 02 May 2021 10:31 PM
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Seoul, Korea-based Aju Business Daily posted a story on March 29 reporting that Overair — which is 30% owned by Hanwha Systems — will be testing the electric propulsion system of its Butterfly quad-tiltrotor eVTOL this summer.

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AAM in Korea

AAM in Korea

  • 20 Dec 2020 05:43 PM
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The Seoul Metropolitan Government co-hosted an event with the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) on Nov. 11 to highlight AAM in Korea. Guangzhou, China-based EHang brought six examples of its two-seat EH216 autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) and conducted unmanned flights of the 1,435-lb (650-kg) eVTOL, according to Yonhap News Agency. In addition, Korean industrial giants Hyundai and Hanwha displayed one-third-scale models of their vectored-thrust eVTOL designs.

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Leadership Profile: Dr. Ben Tigner, CEO, Overair, Inc.

Leadership Profile: Dr. Ben Tigner, CEO, Overair, Inc.

  • 31 Aug 2020 12:00 AM
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With his team of engineers and product developers in Santa Ana, California, Overair CEO Ben Tigner aims to apply Abe Karem’s optimum speed VTOL propulsion technology to urban air mobility (UAM). “Overair is a spinoff of Karem Aircraft, although its business goals are totally different,” he explained.

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