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A Taxonomy of VTOL Aircraft Configuration Types — Part 3: Reinventing the Wheel

A Taxonomy of VTOL Aircraft Configuration Types — Part 3: Reinventing the Wheel

  • 24 Feb 2023 09:57 PM
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This series addresses terminology that is misleading or erroneous, and proffers definitions to be used as canonical.

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Commentary: Lilienthal Was Wrong

Commentary: Lilienthal Was Wrong

  • 22 Feb 2023 04:27 PM
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It's often attributed to German aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal to have said, “Designing a flying machine is nothing; Building it is something; Testing it is everything."

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Alauda Marks eVTOL Racing Milestones

Alauda Marks eVTOL Racing Milestones

  • 02 Feb 2023 08:31 AM
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Alauda Aeronautics, the company behind the Airspeeder electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) racing aircraft, announced on Dec. 1 that it has achieved a new milestone in the development of eVTOL racing.

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Honeywell: Multi-Faceted eVTOL Provider

Honeywell: Multi-Faceted eVTOL Provider

  • 01 Feb 2023 06:44 AM
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Honeywell — a designer and supplier of advanced technologies, avionics, turbine engines, electric motors, navigation and other products — acquired numerous legacy companies to strengthen its position in the global aerospace business.

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VFS Makes an Impact at AIRTEC

VFS Makes an Impact at AIRTEC

  • 18 Jan 2023 06:27 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society hosted four sessions on “Future Air Mobility” at the AIRTEC trade fair in Munich, Germany, which was held Oct. 26–28.

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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 2

Coming to Terms: Taxonomy of VTOL Aircraft Configuration Types — Part 2

  • 11 Jan 2023 09:06 AM
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This series addresses terminology that are misleading or erroneous, and proffers definitions to be used as canonical. Here the basic terms of propulsion architectures are discussed.

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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 on a Desktop

eVTOL on a Desktop

  • 08 Dec 2022 10:46 PM
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A new version of popular flight simulator software helps Beta Technologies develop an advanced air mobility aircraft and might orient new aviators to electric vertical takeoff and landing.

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Power Moves: TE Connectivity

Power Moves: TE Connectivity

  • 08 Dec 2022 07:24 PM
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There are few aspects of an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that are more critical to the aircraft’s success than the electrical components themselves.

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