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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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Electric CTOL/STOL News, Jan/Feb 2024

Electric CTOL/STOL News, Jan/Feb 2024

  • 21 Dec 2023 01:19 AM
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Here’s our roundup of recent news on battery-electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen-electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) and electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM) applications.

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Odys Unveils Laila VTOL UAS

Odys Unveils Laila VTOL UAS

  • 21 Dec 2023 01:16 AM
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Odys Aviation is developing a multi-role uncrewed VTOL UAS, according to a Nov. 30 report by Future Flight.

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