NASA & Uber Working On Our Urban Air Mobility Future

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 23:10:38 +0000

NASA logo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_insignia#/media/File:NASA_logo.svgNASA and Uber are working to tackle the future of our urban air mobility (UAM) needs. The focus is on the future for city transport for both people and packages transported by air

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The NBAA Pushes Electric Air Mobility In The Las Vegas Limelight

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 02:39:24 +0000

NBAA-BACE 2019 UAM Jaunt Air Mobility Display. Photo: Nicolas ZartThe National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) outdid itself this year. Electric urban air mobility (UAM) was present with new players Jaunt Air Mobility, the fascinating XTI Aircraft, Uber Elevate, Bell, Boeing, and Airbus. What was so special about it this year? It wasn’t the timid show of electric UAM shows of the past. Can you say, “They’re here…?”

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CleanTechnica Electric Air Mobility Roundup

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:19:17 +0000

There is just not enough time to keep up with urban air mobility (UAM) news these days. Keeping up with the stories is almost impossible. So, here is a roundup of exciting electric UAM news

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Porsche & Boeing Sign An Agreement To Work On “Premium” eVTOL Aircraft

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:07:04 +0000

Boeing eVTOL Air TaxiSome big news this week is that Boeing and Porsche have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to look into the “premium” electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft market. Porsche says it wants to design a premium eVTOL aircraft and Boeing has aerodynamic expertise — hence the connection. The news introduces a few key turning points with both automakers and aviation. Both of these companies are established players and are feeling the media heat from aviation and road vehicle startups. I’m excited because I’ve been waiting for the convergence of road and air for the past three years

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Sustainable Aviation Project Petitions FAA For Electric Aircraft Exemption

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 03:40:17 +0000

Pipistrel Alpha ElectroThe US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is slowly warming up to electric aircraft, but regulatory approval takes far too long

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Why Are Tourist Airplanes So Loud?

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:27:26 +0000

Brice Canyon. Photo: Nicolas ZartAfter an 11-day hike around Zion Canyon, Brice Canyon, and the Grand Canyon, one thing became clear. Why are tourist parks and monument aviation so loud? We need quieter and cleaner electric mobility

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Is Kitty Hawk Introducing Range Anxiety For eVTOL Aircraft With Its Heaviside?

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 03:50:50 +0000

Kitty Hawk Heaviside HVSD eVTOLWe finally heard about Kitty Hawk’s “secret project,” which sports the strange name of Heaviside. It introduces the notion of range for an electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The demonstration of the aircraft flying is fantastic but I wonder if we’re about to witness another “range anxiety” war between eVTOL manufacturers? Let’s hope not

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Urban Air Mobility Already Has 200 eVTOL Designs

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2019 20:00:33 +0000

Pipistrel eVTOL Concept AirVenture Lindbergh Innovation Forum SetIn the short space of 3 years we’ve seen urban air mobility (UAM) develop from a concept to eHang promising the first electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) air taxi service at the end of 2019. The Vertical Flight Society, which I’m privileged to also write for, just reported that it now has 200 eVTOL aircraft in its database

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New Electric Aircraft Motor Lab Aims For 1MW Electric Airplane Motor

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 22:27:34 +0000

You know a new industry is born when investments pour in and results encourage more spending. Now, a new lab, the Collins Electric Aircraft Lab, wants to offer urban air mobility (UAM) and the general electric aviation world a 1MW electric airplane motor

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Faradair Aerospace Is Taking Hybrid-Powered Flight Testing To UAM Waters

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 03:38:24 +0000

Faradair Electric Hybrid BEHA M1H AircraftWhile the electric aviation industry is working on futuristic-looking electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft, more conventional electric airplanes (eCTOL) are filling different niches and needs. So, what does Faradair Aerospace have to offer with its Bio-Electric Hybrid Aircraft (BEHA)

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