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VFS Leads the Future of Air Mobility at Airtec

VFS Leads the Future of Air Mobility at Airtec

  • 06 Jan 2024 06:40 AM
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Held in the high-tech city of Augsburg, Germany, Oct. 25– 27, 2023, Airtec is an annual European meeting place for suppliers and aircraft manufacturers to find each other and to establish new business relationships.

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eVTOL Aircraft Lab Opens in Japan

eVTOL Aircraft Lab Opens in Japan

  • 03 Jan 2024 03:18 PM
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In early November, an exhibition hall dedicated to electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft opened in Japan.

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Electro.Aero Seeks to Power Electric Aviation

Electro.Aero Seeks to Power Electric Aviation

  • 03 Jan 2024 01:09 PM
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Perth-based Electro.Aero Pty Ltd began developing a mobile charging unit for electric aircraft in part because several airframers partnering with the Australian company complained about the same problem: fixed car chargers cannot reach the aircraft, and moving aircraft close enough to recharge between flights was difficult or impossible.

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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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European Rotors 2023 — The Iberian Connection

European Rotors 2023 — The Iberian Connection

  • 27 Dec 2023 11:44 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society again supported European Rotors — “The VTOL Show & Safety Conference” — on Nov. 27–30.

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Dubai Air Show 2023: Vertically Upwards

Dubai Air Show 2023: Vertically Upwards

  • 27 Dec 2023 04:40 AM
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The Dubai Air Show 2023, held Nov. 13–17, was a resounding success, with both a variety of rotary-wing crewed and uncrewed platforms on static and flying display, and the appearance of an advanced air mobility (AAM) pavilion.

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Joby and Volocopter Fly in New York City

Joby and Volocopter Fly in New York City

  • 26 Dec 2023 05:35 AM
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On Monday, Nov. 13, Joby and Volocopter conducted demonstration flights of their electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in New York City.

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Four Companies Dash for DARPA’s SPRINT

Four Companies Dash for DARPA’s SPRINT

  • 25 Dec 2023 04:31 AM
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On Nov. 1, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that it had selected four companies — Aurora Flight Sciences, Bell, Northrop Grumman and Piasecki Aircraft — to design prototypes for a high-speed vertical takeoff and landing (HSVTOL) X-Plane.

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Air Force, Army to Develop Heavy VTOL Drones

Air Force, Army to Develop Heavy VTOL Drones

  • 25 Dec 2023 04:11 AM
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The US Air Force and Army awarded contracts to multiple firms to develop heavy-lift vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) drones.

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eVTOL Leaders Continue to Accelerate Progress

eVTOL Leaders Continue to Accelerate Progress

  • 24 Dec 2023 06:21 AM
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As 2023 was coming to a close, the leading electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developers appeared to accelerate their efforts to bring their ambitious plans to fruition.

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