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Kitty Hawk Founder Predicts Autonomous eVTOL Aircraft Will Overtake Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous cars are already on the road, but one eVTOL pioneer believes they will be overtaken by autonomous aircraft.
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Aircraft Design Legend Burt Rutan Stays Tightlipped About eVTOL Plans

Pioneering aircraft designer Burt Rutan seems to be fuelling speculation that he may be preparing to enter the eVTOL fray.
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Auto Maker Hyundai Declares Plans for "Flying Car" Air Taxi Service

Hyundai is developing a flying car for a commercial air taxi service.
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NTSB Accident Report Says Motors on Boeing's Aurora PAV Shut Down Incorrectly

Boeing's Aurora subsidiary has yet to explain the reasons for a systems failure in its Passenger Air Vehicle prototype.
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Some Car Makers Seem Ready To Bet Big on Urban Air Mobility

Hyundai, Geely and Toyota are leading the charge of automobile groups looking to get a piece of the urban air mobility action.
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ASTM International Experts Are Drafting Standards for eVTOL Operations

Leading industry standards group ASTM International sets out its plans to support regulatory structures for eVTOL aircraft.
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TexasUP Gathering Corrals Urban Air Mobility Brains and Bucks For Ranch Summit

Urban air mobility movers and shakers assemble at Ross Perot's Texas ranch to address the investment case for eVTOL aircraft programs.
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Malaysian Authorities Block EHang Demonstration Flight

The Malaysian government's minister for entrepreneur development was unable to fly in EHang's 216 aircraft.
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Healthy Skepticism Greets Volocopter's VoloPort Unveiling in Singapore

Singapore journalist Alexis Ong gives a glimpse of how a skeptical public may view urban air mobility.
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Honeywell Invests in Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Daedalean

Honeywell is teaming with Daedalean to develop AI-based flight control systems.
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UK Government Backs Cranfield Plan for a Hybrid Electric Islander

A UK team is looking to offer a hybrid-electric re-engining modification for the Britten-Norman Islander.
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Lilium Jet Founder Preaches the Green Gospel of Urban Air Mobility

Lilium Jet founder Daniel Wiegand underlined how urban air mobility will make aviation more environmentally sustainable.
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Lilium Jet Founder Daniel Wiegand Opens Up on eVTOL Pioneer's Business Plan

Lilium Jet founder Daniel Wiegand on how he got into the eVTOL sector.
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Boeing NeXt Says PAV Test Flights Will Resume in Early 2020

Boeing's Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary is close to resuming test flights with the Passenger Air Vehicle.
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Falcon Aviation Unveils Plans for Urban Air Mobility Terminals in the UAE

Falcon Aviation may bring Leonardo's AW609 tiltrotor into its fleet.
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Vertical Flight Society and Aviation Trade Groups Seek Ongoing Support for eVTOL Development From Trump Administration

Aviation industry groups seek to encourage the Trump Administration to take further steps to boost eVTOL aircraft and urban air mobility.
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NEXA Report Identifies $318 Billion Urban Air Mobility Market Across 74 World Cities

A new report projects the value of the market for eVTOL aircraft at $318 billion between 2020 and 2040.
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Uber Urges FAA to Rethink Safety Certification for Urban Air Mobility

Uber is concerned that aircraft manufacturers don't get any credit with regulators for adding extra layers of safety
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Eviation Uses Dassault Software To Fast-Track Alice's Service Entry

Eviation is using Dassault 3DEXPERIENCE digital platform to design and develop its electric aircraft.
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Are Parachutes the Right Safety Backstop for VTOL Aircraft Safety Redundancy?

Transcend's Vy 400 tiltrotor aircraft will feature a parachute system to help it land safely in the event of an emergency.
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