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XAG Announces New Agricultural Drone Models for Next Year, Including Its First-Ever eVTOL
XAG Announces New Agricultural Drone Models for Next Year, Including Its First-Ever eVTOL

31 Dec 2021, 09:39 UTC / Chinese drone manufacturer XAG announces new models for 2022, including agricultural, remote sensing drones, and its first-ever eVTOL

 
Hybrid Chinese Aircraft Soars to the Skies With First Passenger on Board
Hybrid Chinese Aircraft Soars to the Skies With First Passenger on Board

28 Dec 2021, 21:35 UTC / A team of Chinese aviation enthusiasts built a hybrid vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft that recently took off with its first passenger in Guangxi

 
eXploration Air Traffic Management Is What Will Make the Fifth Element a Reality
eXploration Air Traffic Management Is What Will Make the Fifth Element a Reality

12 Dec 2021, 12:45 UTC / NASA trying to put together all the needed hardware, software and procedures that should make the deployment of VTOLs safer and faster

 
This Hybrid-Electric VTOL Aircraft Is a Clean, Quiet Alternative to the Helicopter
This Hybrid-Electric VTOL Aircraft Is a Clean, Quiet Alternative to the Helicopter

2 Dec 2021, 02:05 UTC / French start-up Ascendance Flight Technologies revealed the design of its new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft: meet the Atea.

 
Zuri's Hybrid VTOL Nailed Its First Hover Flight, It Boasts a Range of 447 Miles
Zuri's Hybrid VTOL Nailed Its First Hover Flight, It Boasts a Range of 447 Miles

25 Nov 2021, 15:59 UTC / Czech Republic-based company Zuri showed us the first hover test of its hybrid VTOL, an aircraft that the manufacturer claims will have a range of 447 miles

 
Flying Your Personal Electric Aircraft Through the Woods at 63 Mph Is How You Enjoy Nature
Flying Your Personal Electric Aircraft Through the Woods at 63 Mph Is How You Enjoy Nature

22 Nov 2021, 13:07 UTC / The Jetson One aircraft aims to make the skies accessible for everyone. This consumer-friendly eVTOL is available for purchase

 
Rugged Jet-Powered VTOL Drone Claims to Be the World’s Most Powerful and Compact
Rugged Jet-Powered VTOL Drone Claims to Be the World’s Most Powerful and Compact

18 Nov 2021, 08:40 UTC / The AB6 JetQuad is not your regular VTOL drone. It is powered by four microturbine jet engines that run on heavy fuels and it can reach speeds of 250 mph.

 
Aero2 eVTOL Is the Swiss Army Knife of Small Unmanned Aircraft, Versatile and Efficient
Aero2 eVTOL Is the Swiss Army Knife of Small Unmanned Aircraft, Versatile and Efficient

5 Nov 2021, 17:09 UTC / The recently launched Aero2 eVTOL is touted as the Swiss Army Knife of small unmanned aircraft for its versatility. It is designed for long-range flights.

 
German Drone Developer Quantum-Systems Opens Facility in California to Meet Growing Demand
German Drone Developer Quantum-Systems Opens Facility in California to Meet Growing Demand

3 Nov 2021, 17:19 UTC / German drone manufacturer Quantum-Systems expands its business in North America, opening a new facility in California, in partnership with Auterion.

 
Drone With No GPS Generates Fastest Path and Avoids Obstacles, Uses Google Maps Algorithm
Drone With No GPS Generates Fastest Path and Avoids Obstacles, Uses Google Maps Algorithm

3 Nov 2021, 16:16 UTC / This guy built a fully autonomous drone that can generate the fastest path around unknown obstacles detected mid-flight, without using GPS

 
World's Smallest eVTOL Gets Application Approval for Flying Car Certificate in Japan
World's Smallest eVTOL Gets Application Approval for Flying Car Certificate in Japan

2 Nov 2021, 16:19 UTC / The first company in Japan to successfully demonstrate a flying car concept reaches a new milestone, as its application for a type certificate was approved

 
Xturismo Flying Motorcycle Previews the Future With First Successful Flight Demo
Xturismo Flying Motorcycle Previews the Future With First Successful Flight Demo

27 Oct 2021, 05:13 UTC / The supercar owners of today can look forward to the first quarter of 2022, when drone-maker A.L.I. Technologies starts deliveries of the hoverbike Xturismo

 
Volocopter Adds Another Country to Its List of Customers, Will Bring Its eVTOLs to Japan
Volocopter Adds Another Country to Its List of Customers, Will Bring Its eVTOLs to Japan

22 Oct 2021, 09:09 UTC / Volocopter brings its eVTOLs to Japan, in one of the busiest cities in Asia. The German aircraft manufacturer will conduct its first public tests in 2023

 
VoloDrone Heavy-Lift eVTOL Completes First Delivery Simulation, Can Carry Up to 440 Pounds
VoloDrone Heavy-Lift eVTOL Completes First Delivery Simulation, Can Carry Up to 440 Pounds

13 Oct 2021, 06:14 UTC / Volocopter's heavy-lift utility eVTOL VoloDrone has completed its first delivery simulation in Hamburg. The drone can carry a load of up to 440 lb (200 kg)

 
A Different Kind of VTOL Nails Its First Test Flight, Uses a New Type of Thrust System
A Different Kind of VTOL Nails Its First Test Flight, Uses a New Type of Thrust System

12 Oct 2021, 06:59 UTC / CycloTech's VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) prototype has been tested for the first time, demonstrating the company's patented CycloRotor technology

 
Japanese-Made Mk-5 eVTOL Nails Its Test Flight in California, Pre-Orders Are Now Open
Japanese-Made Mk-5 eVTOL Nails Its Test Flight in California, Pre-Orders Are Now Open

8 Oct 2021, 06:12 UTC / Japanese aircraft company Tetra Aviation recently released a footage of its Mk-5 electric VTOL being tested in California

 
Forget Private Jets, This $6M Racing-Inspired VTOL Takes Luxury Flight to Another Level
Forget Private Jets, This $6M Racing-Inspired VTOL Takes Luxury Flight to Another Level

7 Oct 2021, 05:28 UTC / Three times faster than a helicopter, sustainable, boasting a luxurious interior and unprecedented safety features, the Reserved Edition Vy 400R is just perfect

 
Bell's Nexus Air Taxi and the World's First Jet Pack, on Display at the Smithsonian
Bell's Nexus Air Taxi and the World's First Jet Pack, on Display at the Smithsonian

23 Sep 2021, 14:52 UTC / Bell's Nexus Air Taxi, which claims it can turn a 45-minute drive into a 10-minute flight can be admired in the FUTURES exhibition at the Smithsonian

 
Hammerhead eV20 Cargo Drone Can Carry Spot the Robot Dog in Its Luggage Compartment
Hammerhead eV20 Cargo Drone Can Carry Spot the Robot Dog in Its Luggage Compartment

17 Sep 2021, 15:31 UTC / Airlogix took advantage of this year's edition of the Commercial UAV Expo Americas to announce its newest cargo drone, the Hammerhead eV20

 
This eVTOL Claims to Be Better Than a Helicopter, and Quieter Too. Has a Range Of 3 Hours
This eVTOL Claims to Be Better Than a Helicopter, and Quieter Too. Has a Range Of 3 Hours

13 Sep 2021, 19:48 UTC / Terrafugia-owned company Commaris launches an electric VTOL that can put helicopters out of commission. The Seeker can cover 170 miles on a single charge.