eVTOLs and Flying Cars Not Quite Cleared for Takeoff

By Dave Clarke | August 10, 2020

“Ground control to Major Tom. Ground control to Major Tom.” (David Bowie flashback.) According to its latest reporting, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is managing roughly 16.1 million flights annually, averaging about 44,000 flights daily. That’s about 5,400 flights at any given moment. The advent of urban air mobility (AKA advanced air mobility) is…

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Airfare. AirFair? How Much Will an eVTOL Ride Cost?

By Dave Clarke | July 29, 2020

In the movies, the bad guy would run out of a building and hop in a taxi. Seconds later, the good guys would hail the next cab in line and say, “Follow that car!” After a harrowing chase, the bad guy gets out and runs, the good guys throw a pile of bills at the…

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Volocopter Appoints New CTO

By AeroCar Journal Staff | July 20, 2020

Volocopter has announced Arnaud Coville as its new Chief Technical Officer following Jan-Hendrik Boelens’ decision to leave the company. Coville, who has extensive experience as an engineer in new aircraft development, originally came onboard as Head of VoloCity Development in May 2020. VoloCity is the German company’s fourth-generation eVTOL design. “Electrically powered air taxis will…

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Flying Car-toons

By Dave Clarke | July 6, 2020

If we said “eVTOL toons,” would you know what we meant? For all the science and serious technology surrounding eVTOLs, be honest. Would the public even be the slightest bit aware, let alone desirous of having flying cars, had it not been for a cartoon more than 50 years ago? Even officers from the U.S.…

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eVTOLs and Flying Cars Not Quite Cleared for Takeoff

By Dave Clarke | August 10, 2020 |

“Ground control to Major Tom. Ground control to Major Tom.” (David Bowie flashback.) According to its latest reporting, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is managing roughly 16.1 million flights annually, averaging about 44,000 flights daily. That’s about 5,400 flights at any given moment. The advent of urban air mobility (AKA advanced air mobility) is…

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