Posts by AeroCar Journal Staff

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NASA, Wisk, and Alaka’i Form UAM Partnership

As part of its Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign (NC), NASA announced on November 16, 2020, that it had signed information exchange agreements with UAM vehicle developers, Mountain View, California-based Wisk and Hopkinton, Massachusetts-based Alaka’i Technologies. The agreements will facilitate the integration of eVTOLs and hybrid VTOLs into the U.S. national airspace. Working with…

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eVTOL News on the Fly

 eVTOL Maker Lilium Inks Deal with Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn Airports Munich, Germany-based Lilium announced an agreement between the eVTOL manufacturer, Dusseldorf Airport, and Cologne/Bonn Airport to begin exploring how the airports can become hubs and leverage UAM using Lilium’s 5-seat aircraft as a new transportation mode across the North Rhine-Westphalia region. “We are excited to…

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EUROPEAN ROTORS 2020, launched this year by the European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will be held in Cologne, Germany, November 10-12, 2020. The conference is the sole European event designed for the entire rotorcraft industry (OEMs, suppliers, and operators). It covers vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft—everything from…

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Volocopter CTO Arnaud Coville

Volocopter Appoints New CTO

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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SkyDrive concept eVTOL

Japan Moves Forward with Air Taxis and Flying Cars

One hundred Japanese and international corporations have agreed to help eVTOL air taxis become a reality in Japan by 2023 and automated cars that can fly by 2030. The companies are sponsoring SkyDrive Inc., a developer of urban air mobility solutions and joint developer CARTIVATOR Resource Management. Support will be in the form of financial…

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Embraer Pulse Concept

Embraer Pulse Is Part eVTOL, Part Self-Driving Car

It’s a plane! It’s a car. It’s Pulse – both at once. Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is taking a different flight path for the future. Its “Pulse” is designed to be an eVTOL air taxi and a self-driving car. The concept calls for a smart cabin that attaches to an autonomous eVTOL and then detaches…

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