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Press release: Karem Aircraft Launches New Air Taxi Company

Press release: Karem Aircraft Launches New Air Taxi Company

  • 16 Jul 2019 02:08 PM
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Lake Forest, Calif. – July 15, 2019 – Karem Aircraft, Inc, a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) vehicle developer, has announced a new spin-off venture dedicated to bringing its all-electric air taxi vehicle, Butterfly, to market. The new company is backed by a $25M Series A investment led by Hanwha Systems.

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13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Lands in Oshkosh

13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Lands in Oshkosh

  • 10 Jul 2019 01:58 PM
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Two dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, on July 20-21 — the weekend prior to the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) AirVenture 2019.

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Bell Reveals Nexus Air Taxi

Bell Reveals Nexus Air Taxi

  • 07 Jan 2019 02:44 PM
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Fairfax, Virginia, USA — The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, salutes the unveiling of the Bell Nexus hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft today at CES 2019, the world's largest consumer technology show.

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GAMA Engages with EASA on eVTOL-News

GAMA Engages with EASA on eVTOL-News

  • 20 Nov 2018 05:40 PM
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On Nov. 14, 2018, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced that it had conducted two days of meetings with European regulators on the development of eVTOL aircraft and technologies.

According to the press release, "Thirty senior eVTOL company figures from eight countries met with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), the European Commission and SESAR JU (Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking) over two days in Cologne and Brussels to discuss this burgeoning sector of the aviation industry."

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Embraer X unveils first eVTOL concept

Embraer X unveils first eVTOL concept

  • 24 May 2018 02:30 PM
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Embraer X, an Embraer organization dedicated to developing disruptive businesses, unveiled on May 8 its first electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept.

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Pipistrel reveals new eVTOL concept

Pipistrel reveals new eVTOL concept

  • 24 May 2018 11:12 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

As part of Uber’s second annual Elevate Summit, aircraft designer and Uber Elevate partner, Pipistrel, has revealed its newest eVTOL concept and design. The new aircraft utilizes dedicated propulsion systems for both cruising and vertical lift and embraces an aircraft family approach of eVTOL able to carry from two to six passengers.

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Uber announces new partnerships and aircraft concepts at 2nd annual Elevate Summit

Uber announces new partnerships and aircraft concepts at 2nd annual Elevate Summit

  • 24 May 2018 10:43 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

On the first day of its second annual Elevate Summit, Uber unveiled a series of new advancements and partnerships that are helping launch the world’s first urban aviation network.

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Uber signs Karem Aircraft to develop eVTOL

Uber signs Karem Aircraft to develop eVTOL

  • 24 May 2018 10:37 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

As part of its second annual Elevate Summit, Uber and Karem Aircraft have formally announced a partnership to develop eVTOL technology. Abe Karem, Karem Aircraft’s Founder, is a pioneer in VTOL technology, with decades of experience designing flying concepts including the Predator drone and A160 Hummingbird. His newest invention — Butterfly — represents a rider-friendly adaptation of optimum speed rotor technology pioneered by Karem’s team, the newest vehicle partner on the Uber Elevate Network.

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Uber and U.S. Army sign agreement for ongoing partnership around Elevate

Uber and U.S. Army sign agreement for ongoing partnership around Elevate

  • 24 May 2018 10:29 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

Uber and U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Army Research Lab (RDECOM ARL), announced on May 8 a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) establishing an ongoing plan to partner around developing and testing the vehicles used in Uber’s proposed urban aviation rideshare network.

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Uber and E-One Moli Energy collaborate on battery packs for eVTOL

Uber and E-One Moli Energy collaborate on battery packs for eVTOL

  • 24 May 2018 10:27 AM
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Uber Elevate Press Release, May 9, 2018

As part of its second annual Elevate Summit, Uber announced that it has entered a partnership with E-One Moli Energy (Moli). Uber Elevate’s battery team intends to purchase battery cells from Moli, which will be used in future propulsion battery pack prototypes for eVTOL developed by Uber’s vehicle partners.

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