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CS Group May Make Software for eVTOLs

CS Group works with engine control systems, systems that will also be critical for UAM to succeed

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”  – Leonardo DaVinci When the Wright Brothers lifted off at Kitty Hawk, it was a fully mechanical miracle. Today’s aircraft are a thousand times more…

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eVTOL News on the Fly

Short Hops Around the eVTOL Industry

 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

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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Live Free or Fly?

New Hampshire Greenlights UAM Roadable Aircraft

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu recently signed into law NH House Bill 1517. This legislation would permit “roadable aircraft” (AKA flying cars or eVTOLs — electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft) to drive on roads in the Granite State. A former NH legislator, Representative Keith Ammon, suggested Steven Smith, who represents Sullivan County, District 11,…

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eVTOLs and Flying Cars Not Quite Cleared for Takeoff

But an UAM Traffic Management (UTM) System Is Taking Shape

“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?

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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