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FAA Confirms Hoversurf S3 is Ultralight

FAA Confirms Hoversurf S3 is Ultralight

  • 15 Oct 2018 04:27 PM
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A third eVTOL has been acknowledged by the FAA as a Part 103 ultralight, according to a Hoversurf news release on Sept. 28, 2018: "HOVERSURF has met FAA part 103 guidelines for a personal Vertical Take - Off and Landing aircraft." (Originally this was posted as "Hoversurf just became an approved personal Vertical Take -Off and Landing aircraft" but the FAA does not approve aircraft for Part 103.)

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RPI MOVE Videos/Lectures Posted

RPI MOVE Videos/Lectures Posted

  • 14 Oct 2018 05:00 PM
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The opening of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Center for Mobility with Vertical Lift (MOVE) was held on Oct. 2-3, 2018, at the university, located in Troy, New York: http://move.rpi.edu

Fueled by explosive growth in the emergent field of electric VTOL aircraft, as well as the U.S. DoD’s interest in high-speed VTOL aircraft, vertical lift technology is undergoing a major renaissance and is at one of the most exciting points in its development history.

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Congressional Hearing on

Congressional Hearing on "Airspace Integration of New Aircraft"

  • 09 Oct 2018 03:53 PM
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The US House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing of the Subcommittee on Aviation on “Airspace Integration of New Aircraft” on Sept. 6, 2018.

Hearing Background Memo

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Workhorse to Sell SureFly eVTOL Business

Workhorse to Sell SureFly eVTOL Business

  • 06 Oct 2018 04:42 PM
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Electric truck manufacturer Workhorse Group announced on Sept. 18 that it had engaged investment bank B. Riley FBR to sell its SureFly operating unit, which is developing its hybrid-electric SureFly eVTOL. "Now that SureFly is doing hover test flights and has entered into the Type Certification Process with the FAA, we believe it is the ideal time to find a suitable partner or buyer that wishes to lead the eVTOL race," stated Stephen Burns, CEO of Workhorse.

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CAFE EAS2018 Videos Now Available!

CAFE EAS2018 Videos Now Available!

  • 25 Sep 2018 04:31 PM
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The CAFE Foundation's 12th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) was held on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus on July 21-22 prior to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. The theme was "The Future of Flight: Electric Aviation Technologies and Opportunities."

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eVTOL Briefing at ERF

eVTOL Briefing at ERF

  • 19 Sep 2018 04:30 PM
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Vertical Flight Society Executive Director Mike Hirschberg is providing an overview of eVTOL promise and progress in a briefing, "The Electric VTOL Revolution," to the 44th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF) at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands on Sept. 19, 2018.

 

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Boeing Registers

Boeing Registers "CV2" eVTOL

  • 03 Sep 2018 04:21 PM
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Boeing registered 8 "CV2" electric VTOL aircraft on Aug. 30 with the FAA. According to registry entries, the company registered electric aircraft with serial numbers 001 (N213XT) through 008 (N283XT), although 006 (N263XT) comes up with an error as of this writing:
https://registry.faa.gov/cur…/CurrentRegReport_Results.aspx…

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Joby Expands in Monterey County

Joby Expands in Monterey County

  • 03 Sep 2018 04:14 PM
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On Aug. 21, the city council of Marina, California, gave its approval for Joby Aviation to move into two buildings at the Marina Municipal Airport where, according to the Monterey County Weekly, “ they will set about designing and building prototypes of small, electric planes that take off and land vertically, travel faster and more quietly than a helicopter and, according to Joby, do it more safely.”

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Opener BlackFly Debuts at Oshkosh

Opener BlackFly Debuts at Oshkosh

  • 01 Sep 2018 01:56 PM
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On July 12, Opener shocked the world by announcing that its BlackFly was the first US- and Canadian-qualified fixed-wing ultralight eVTOL. The company showed stunning video and off-the-charts performance. Here’s the inside story.

On Oct. 5, 2011, Canadian engineer and entrepreneur Marcus Leng flew an eight-rotor tandem-wing electric aircraft from the front yard of his house and became convinced that electric vertical flight had a great future. This aircraft — initially dubbed the “SkyKar Rebel” — was apparently the world’s first fixed-wing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) flight (see www.evtol.news/evtol-timeline).

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Uber announces countries for next Elevate City

Uber announces countries for next Elevate City

  • 30 Aug 2018 03:09 PM
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Uber Elevate has announced five shortlisted finalist countries that could be home to the first international Uber Air City within the next five years. Additionally, Uber Elevate has announced plans to experiment with drone delivery for Uber Eats, and demonstrated how potential Uber Air routes in Asia-Pacific cities could benefit, and complement, local transportation systems.

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