Vertiports: If You Build Them, Will They Come?

Horse, stable. Ship, dock. Car, garage. Airplane, hangar. Air transportation vehicles need a place to park, too. Whether to refuel, recharge, or reload, the urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles in development today will need somewhere to depart from and somewhere to land. They will need infrastructure to support them, not the least of which will…

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Vertical Aerospace Seraph eVTOL

Vertical Aerospace’s Seraph Lands at London’s Canary Wharf for a Sneak Preview

Well, technically, lands is inaccurate. The Seraph eVTOL was transported there so the public could have a look-see at what the future holds for one of their hometown urban air mobility heroes – Vertical Aerospace.   The company’s prototype is hoping to be launched in the summer of 2020, with a planned certification date at…

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Bell Nexus 4EX VTOL

Bell Unveils Its Nexus 4EX

At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, helicopter manufacturer Bell revealed the latest version of its Nexus vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle, now called the Bell Nexus 4EX. The original e-VTOL vehicle, unveiled at the 2019 CES, had six tilted ducted fans; this version, as the new name implies, has four….

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Uber and Hyundai Debut Full-Scale Air Taxi Model at CES

Hello, world. Welcome the S-A1, a personal air vehicle (PAV), which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show on January 6, 2020. Uber Elevate, the urban air mobility unit of ride-sharing leader, Uber, and Hyundai, South Korea’s auto manufacturing behemoth, presented a full-scale model (shown here) of the eVTOL they are developing in Las Vegas. While…

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PAL-V, Buy Now, Fly Later

What are you waiting for? PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle), a Netherlands-based manufacturer of – call it what you will, an autogiro, a gyroplane, a flying car – has announced it is taking orders in the US for its Pioneer Edition, a limited production run of 90 vehicles. Some 70 of the vehicles have…

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Cora Air Taxi

Boeing and Kitty Hawk Launch Wisk Aero

Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, and the Kitty Hawk flying car company have established a company called Wisk Aero. This new joint venture evolved from a strategic partnership the two companies formed in mid-2019. The partnership was formed to develop safe urban air mobility (UAM) so that electric flying cars, both autonomous and piloted,…

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