UAM Visual Noise Pollution

What the Industry Must Consider Now

With some estimates predicting as many as a half million eVTOLs, hybrid VTOLs, and other urban air vehicles traversing the world’s metropolitan skyways within a decade, a challenge looms for UAM aircraft developers and would-be operators that none alone can overcome: visual noise pollution. Airports have faced the issue of noise abatement from aircraft taking…

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Advanced Air Mobility, Canadian Style

Canadian Air Mobility and the Canadian Air Mobility Consortium Make Flight Plans

Canadians have a reputation . . . for being polite, bilingual, sort of British, sort of French, and perhaps most famously, for not being Americans. So, it should come as no surprise that their approach to urban air mobility is unique. They’re among those calling it advanced air mobility (AAM), but one wonders how long…

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AFWERX Shifts UAM Initiative Into High Gear

AFWERX, the U.S. Air Force unit that fosters innovation and connections between private industry, academia, and the military, is recommending more than 250 proposals it received in response to its X20D Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), Open Topic solicitation regarding its “flying car” subject. The group is on track to be “the largest single cohort…

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For Sale: Used Flying Car

The first eVTOL has yet to be certified, we know that. But, the day is coming. As sure as there will be flying cars for sale around the globe, soon after, there will be used flying cars for sale. While the anticipated prices for most of these new aircraft is anywhere from about US$400,00 and…

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eVTOL News on the Fly 

Short Hops Around the eVTOL Industry

Japan’s SkyDrive Successfully Completes First Manned eVTOL Flight Japan’s SkyDrive Corporation, a partner with auto manufacturer Toyota, successfully completed the first manned flight of its Cartivator eVTOL. The Cartivator flew around a prescribed test bed for about four minutes as the pilot maneuvered at a height of up to two meters (about 6.5 feet). CEO…

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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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