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Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 600 Concepts

Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 600 Concepts

  • 23 Jan 2022 03:24 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today that the number of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concepts being tracked in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory has now reached 600 designs from nearly 350 companies worldwide.

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Press Release: VFS Continues Record Growth, Exceeds 160 Corporate Members

Press Release: VFS Continues Record Growth, Exceeds 160 Corporate Members

  • 17 Jan 2022 09:04 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports today that the explosive growth of world’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft plus significant developments in military and civil rotorcraft have continued to expand its membership.

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TCab E20 Half-Scale Demonstrator Successfully Completes Its Maiden Flight

TCab E20 Half-Scale Demonstrator Successfully Completes Its Maiden Flight

  • 04 Jan 2022 11:36 PM
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On December 30, 2021, a half-scale prototype of TCab’s E20 eVTOL aircraft completed its maiden flight. This half-scale demonstrator has a wingspan of 6 meters, and has further taken on the E20’s aerodynamic characteristics with the addition of flap and variable-pitch rotor configurations.

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Coming to Terms: Rotor Redux

Coming to Terms: Rotor Redux

  • 04 Jan 2022 11:57 AM
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This series addresses the uses of terminology that drift toward becoming routine expressions or idioms — or already are — but are misleading or erroneous. Last issue’s “Coming to Terms” column on the definition of the word “rotor” generated a significant amount of discussion. The article was featured on the VFS eVTOL.news website and e-newsletter, with several thoughtful comments posted the first day, followed by emails to the author and Vertiflite.

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The H2eVTOL Council's Pioneering Year

The H2eVTOL Council's Pioneering Year

  • 04 Jan 2022 10:18 AM
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The H2eVTOL Council is now comprised of almost 200 senior engineers and leaders from eVTOL developers, professional societies, universities and government agencies, with the goal to help mobilize the global aerospace community and adjacent industries toward the transformation of air mobility, powered by hydrogen.

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Top 10 eVTOL.news articles for 2021

Top 10 eVTOL.news articles for 2021

  • 03 Jan 2022 08:25 PM
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The 2021 clicks are in and the results speak to the breadth and depth of the detailed stories published on eVTOL.news. Here are the top 10 feature articles published in 2021.

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Skyworks Aeronautics: Something Old, Something New

Skyworks Aeronautics: Something Old, Something New

  • 22 Dec 2021 09:02 AM
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Over the last two years, Skyworks has posted a steady stream of news regarding its gyroplane products, investments and partnerships, a clear indication that this industry veteran is serious about penetrating the AAM sector.

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Commentary: Workforce — Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Too

Commentary: Workforce — Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Too

  • 22 Dec 2021 09:00 AM
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I’ve been appalled to hear and see some of the gender bias — even today, in the 2020s! — in our industry. As a white man, it’s been easy to think that civilized society has transcended some of the more puerile behavior, but listening more to women tell these stories as a common occurrence has been a wakeup call. 

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Southern Airways Adds Electric Seagliders

Southern Airways Adds Electric Seagliders

  • 22 Dec 2021 05:38 AM
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Southern Airways Express, a Florida-based commuter airliner, announced on Dec. 1 that it will buy 20 Regent electric seagliders.

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Heart Selects Aernnova, Garmin for ES-19

Heart Selects Aernnova, Garmin for ES-19

  • 22 Dec 2021 05:36 AM
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Heart Aerospace, the Sweden-based electric aircraft developer, selected two additional companies to advance its plans to develop an all-electric regional aircraft.

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