A³ (Airbus)

Headquarters: A³, pronounced A cubed, is the Silicon Valley arm of French aerospace giant Airbus. What: Several eVTOL concepts are in development. As of early 2019, the one-person electric Vahana Alpha One had flown more than 50 test flights. The second aircraft, Alpha Two, is the first Vahana demonstrator with a finished interior. The company’s…

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Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

Headquarters: Manassas, VA What: Acquired by Boeing in the fall of 2017, Aurora specializes in flight systems for pilotless electric aircraft for both military and commercial applications. It’s produced a line of small eVTOL autonomous aircraft. Before being acquired by Boeing, Aurora had been working with Uber to develop flying taxis and demonstration flights had…

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Bell Air Taxi on the Move

The Uber/Bell Flight partnership to create an urban air taxi system in the Dallas/Fort Worth area is on a tight schedule. Both companies want the Uber Elevate system operating between the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Frisco Station by 2023, with first test flights expected by 2020. Given the schedule, there’s speculation that a recent patent…

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