• Canada Invests in VTOL Technology

    Canada Invests in VTOL Technology

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, July/August 2018

    Canada is providing CAD$49.5M (USD$37.7M) in financial support for a major technology demonstration program (TDP) designed to advance five key technologies to support the development of urban air taxis, conventional helicopters and...

  • Bell Air Taxi mock-up, USA.

    Bell and Safran Partner

    At the Future of Transportation conference in Cologne, Germany, on a panel chaired by VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg, Bell’s director of Innovation, Scott Drennan, announced a newly formed collaboration with Safran on the development of innovative hybrid-electric power system solutions to support Bell’s eVTOL Air Taxi concept.

    “Thanks to the long and sustained technology-development strategy conducted within the Safran group, we can...

  • Aviation Comes to the Consumer at CES 2018

    Aviation Comes to the Consumer at CES 2018

    By Mike Hirschberg, AHS International Executive Director

    Vertiflite, March/April 2018

    The Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2018 (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show) took place Jan. 9–12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Key themes at the largest technology...

  • Bell Nexus 6HX

    Nexus 6HXBellFort Worth, Texas,

    The Bell Nexus is a hybrid-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicle aimed at on-demand Urban Air Mobility. The unveiling of the Bell Nexus hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft took place on Jan. 7, 2019 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019), the world’s largest consumer technology show, in...