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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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Coming to Terms: ConOps

Coming to Terms: ConOps

  • 19 Dec 2023 02:51 AM
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This series addresses vague or conflicting vertical flight terminology and proffers descriptions, definitions, or language to clarify and bridge divides.

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Competing Standards

Competing Standards

  • 18 Dec 2023 10:39 PM
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As AAM aircraft near production, competing charging standards come to the fore.

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Joby Delivers

Joby Delivers

  • 20 Nov 2023 04:09 PM
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Most of today’s leading American electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft companies spent their formative years working in secret with the companies’ milestones and achievements rarely, if ever, publicized.

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Whisper Mode

Whisper Mode

  • 11 Nov 2023 06:02 AM
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Whisper Aero isn’t blowing off aviation but has a spin-off idea far more down to earth.

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A Master Class in AAM Infrastructure

A Master Class in AAM Infrastructure

  • 11 Nov 2023 04:15 AM
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The end of September found numerous industry experts, government officials and entrepreneurs from around the world in Cape May, New Jersey, participating in what some attendees declared was one of the best conferences in the burgeoning advanced air mobility (AAM) industry to date.

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A Small Step for EHang, a Giant Leap for eVTOL

A Small Step for EHang, a Giant Leap for eVTOL

  • 11 Nov 2023 03:22 AM
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On Friday, Oct. 13, EHang held a ceremony in Beijing to celebrate: the company had obtained the type certificate (TC) for its two-seat EH216-S Autonomous Air Vehicle (AAV) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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Coming to Terms: Aviation Certifications

Coming to Terms: Aviation Certifications

  • 09 Nov 2023 04:53 PM
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Normally this column corrects erroneous use of terminology and proffers definitions to be used as canonical. As the second in an extended series intended to bring clarity, this installment deviates as it highlights common aviation certifications.

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eVTOL Leaders Continue to Build Momentum

eVTOL Leaders Continue to Build Momentum

  • 08 Nov 2023 02:01 AM
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After a heady and hectic summer (see “eVTOL Leaders Continue to Partner for Growth,” Vertiflite, Sept/Oct 2023), the leading developers of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft settled into a familiar rhythm as each sought to demonstrate progress towards launching commercial operations.

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