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SkyGrid Adds Local Weather Data to Autonomous Aircraft Operations Support System

Artificial intelligence specialist SkyGrid has partnered with ClimaCell to add hyper-local weather data to its software for unmanned aircraft operators.
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New Flirtey Patent Covers Error Detection Capability to Trigger Drone Safety Mechanism

Drone delivery specialist Flirtey now has 25 granted and pending patents covering technology for unmanned aerial systems.
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Bell Teams With Japan Airlines and Sumitomo Corporation on Air Mobility Project

Japan Airlines and conglomerate Sumitomo are to jointly explore so-called Mobility-as-a-Service concepts.
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Bell Unveils Redesigned Nexus 4EX eVTOL Design As Part of Revamped Urban Air Mobility Program

The new Nexus design is for an all-electric aircraft with four tilting ducted fans.
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Drones Enlisted to Support Medical Teams in China's Battle Against the Coronavirus

The use of unmanned aircraft could boost public's perception of their value to society.
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New European Trade Show Embraces eVTOL Aircraft

The new European Rotors show will focus on eVTOL aircraft and urban air mobility in addition to the existing helicopter industry.
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Vertical Completes Winged eVTOL Design, Seeks New Funding

Vertical is switching to a wing-based design that will deliver greater range and speed for its eVTOL aircraft.
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EASA Consults Industry on Special Condition Rules for Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Systems

New Special Condition rules will establish a framework for certifying propulsion systems for eVTOL aircraft
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New Zealand Approves Passenger Flight Trials for Wisk's Cora eVTOL Aircraft

Passenger-carrying flight trials will start when Cora completes type certification in New Zealand.
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Ambitious eVTOL Startups Eye GoFly Fly Off’s Million-Dollar Prize

The GoFly competition Final Fly Off will be held on February 29 at NASA's Ames Research Center
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Fire Damages Eviation's First Alice Prototype During Ground Testing

The fire on the Alice electric aircraft is believed to have started due to a fault in a ground-based power system.
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Joby's eVTOL Aircraft Program Boosted by Toyota's $590 Million Investment

Toyota is expected to be involved in manufacturing Joby's S4 aircraft.
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Russian Industry Lays Plans to Join eVTOL Revolution, But Some Remain Skeptical

Yakovlev is reported to be planning a civil version of its Yak-38 VTOL fighter.
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How HUMS Technology Could Support Cost Effective Maintenance For eVTOL Aircraft

Health and usage monitoring technology is now available for eVTOL aircraft.
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FutureFlight On The Radar

Consumer Acceptance of Urban Air Mobility is By No Means a Given

Developers of eVTOL aircraft have plenty more work to do in convincing consumers that urban air mobility is desirable and credible.
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Study Predicts Almost Half a Million Urban Air Taxis in Service by 2040

It seems hard to fathom that the emerging urban air mobility sector can deliver 430,000 new aircraft by 2040.
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Harbour Air Makes First All-electric Commercial Aircraft Flight

Harbour Air intends to re-engine its fleet of DHC Beaver and Otter aircraft with Magnix's electric propulsion systems.
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FutureFlight On The Radar

Stuttgart Survey Shows Positive Public Response to the Prospect of Urban Air Taxi Service

The recent demonstration of Volocopter's eVTOL aircraft in Stuttgart provided a great opportunity to take the pulse of public opinion.
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EASA Grants First Design Organization Approval to eVTOL Developer Volocopter

Volocopter says that becoming a design organization will accelerate the type certification process for its aircraft.
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Foresight Conference Latest To Consider Explosion of Interest in UAM

Foresight Aerospace's conference in London on December 5, 2019, brought together an intimate gathering of his-profile speakers.
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