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Leading Edge UAM

The innovation and out-of-the-box thinking fueling the urban air mobility (UAM) industry not only rivals the turn of the 20th century transportation advances made by the Wright Brothers and Henry Ford, it’s fair to say, by the mid-21st century, it will surpass them. Engineers and inventors are developing revolutionary transportation beyond anything aviation pioneers could…

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Batteries, Batteries, Batteries: Putting the e in eVTOLs

Thomas Edison, he of light bulb, phonograph, and kinetoscope fame was, to say the least, a prolific scientist and inventor. He also had more than a passing interest in batteries. You know, the things we are staking the future of eVTOLs and urban air mobility on. Industry focus is on lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries, but as Professor Dr. Martin…

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Are Actuators the Linchpins of Urban Air Mobility?

Collins Aerospace (Collins), a Charlotte, North Carolina-based design, engineering, and manufacturing firm, is one of the world’s largest suppliers of aerospace and defense products. With about 68,000 employees working in more than 300 locations worldwide, Collins, a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, is poised for takeoff when it comes to the burgeoning urban air mobility movement….

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Jetson? No, Jetpack. A Different Path to UAM

While the rest of us have been focused on eVTOLs, hybrid VTOLs, and other evolving modes of urban air mobility (UAM) transport, one person – Richard Browning of Wiltshire, Salisbury, England  – has been busy charting a different flight path toward UAM. He’s developed a working jetpack. As founder and chief test pilot of Gravity Industries,…

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Israeli VTOL Developer Urban Aeronautics Makes Its First Sale

Urban Aeronautics, a Yavne, Israel-based developer of VTOLs (the company will use hydrogen to power its vehicles instead of electric battery-power), announced its first sale of four of its CityHawk aircraft to Hatzolah Air, a Kew Gardens, Queens, New York-based emergency medical service (EMS) provider. Hatzolah (which means “rescue” in Hebrew) ordered four air ambulance…

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U.S.A., Japan Gearing Up for Urban Air Mobility

Angelenos have long had a love affair with their cars (take a gander at the 405 Freeway or Highway 101 any time, day or night). Imagine how they’re gonna feel about flying cars. That’s exactly what Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti did on 23 December 2020, when he announced the Urban Air Mobility Partnership between…

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