• Edea 22/2 Squid hybrid-electric VTOL concept personal flying device color drawing by Simon Etlinger, Austria.

    Edea 22/2 Squid

    Edea 22/2 Squid Edea Thüringen, Vorarlberg,

    Simon Etlinger, inventor and founder of Edea based in Austria, has created several versions of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft for the Phase I, II and III of the GoFly Prize contest. He completed the Phase II GoFly Prize competition with this aircraft. Etlinger is looking for...

  • AutoflightX V800 cargo eVTOL aircraft, October 2019, Germany.

    AutoFlightX V880 Cargo

    AutoFlightX V880 CargoAutoFlightX GmbHGilching,

    AutoFlightX was founded in February of 2018 by CEO Tian Yu (formerly Yuneec International Electric Aviation). AutoFlightX is dedicated to the development, production, sales and operation of electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs). The company uses the aviation network...

  • Cargo eVTOL Matures

    Cargo eVTOL Matures

    TVF 2020 covered the use of electric VTOL technology for goods as well as people.

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, March/April 2020

    The Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 event in San Jose, California, in mid-January, featured a wide range of...

  • Packwing hybrid-electric VTOL single rotor module, takeoff position, Germany.

    Packwing (Single Rotor)

    Packwing (Single Rotor)PackwingMunich,

    Packwing is a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) modular aircraft designed in 2011 by Klaus Deutschmann in Munich, Germany. The aircraft's airframe is a modular design allowing multiple components to be added together to make an aircraft larger or smaller, making the aircraft...

  • VolocVolocopter Volodrone eVTOL uncrewed cargo drone, 2019, Germany.opter Volodrone eVTOL cargo uncrewed drone, 2019, Germany.

    Volocopter VoloDrone

    VoloDroneVolocopter GmbHBruschal,

    Founded in 2011 by Stephan Wolf and Alexander Zosel, Volocopter has in offices in Germany and Singapore. As of January 2020, the company has raised a total of 85 million Euro in equity. Volocopter‘s investors include Daimler, Geely, Intel Capital, Micron, BtoV, and Manta Ray Ventures.


  • Flexcraft concept hybrid-electric VTOL with detachable cargo and passenger pods, Portugal 2019.

    Flexcraft Test Bench RPV

    Test Bench RPVFlexcraftLisbon,

    Flexcraft (Flexible Aircraft) is a company which designs several types of VTOL aircraft with a variety of energy sources such as hybrid-electric to fuel cells. The company partners with mostly Portuguese based companies including Almadesign, the Technical University of Lisbon’s Instituto Superior...

  • Pipistrel hybrid-electric Cargo Drone - Solvania origin. Announced in November 2019

    Pipistrel Cargo Drone

    Cargo DronePipistrel d.o.o.Ajdovščina,

    Pipistrel is a Slovenia light aircraft manufacturer founded in 1989. Pipistrel originally began manufacturing powered hang gliders. The hang gliders were discontinued in the early 2000s. In 2007, Pipistrel introduced the world’s first 100% electric powered two (2) seat glider and...

  • Fraundorfer Aeronautics multiple power source Tensor 6 seat gyrocopter flying over city, Germany, 2019.

    Fraundorfer Aeronautics Tensor

    TensorFraundorfer AeronauticsDonauworth,

    Company founder and CEO Chrisoph Fraundorfer has been working on an advanced gyrocopter for the last 10 years with over 20,000 thousand labor hours using modern computational fluid dynamics analysis to optimize the rotor head and airframe.

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  • Flyter PAK VTOL 720-200, Russia.

    Flyter PAC VTOL 720-200

    PAC VTOL 720-200Flyter Moscow, Russia

    Flyter was founded by Chief Designer Yuri Solodovnikov on February 18, 2018 and has a team of a group of young aircraft designers and aviation oriented people. The company calls their aircraft a "universal aircraft" because it can take off and land as a multi-copter and fly along the route as a plane....

  • EVA Valkyr eVTOL, France, 2019 graphic.

    EVA Valkyr

    ValkyrElectric Visionary Aircrafts (EVA)Cugnaux, Toulouse, France and Lisbon,

    Electric Visionary Aircrafts (EVA) was founded on May 9, 2017, with their office moving to the Francazal Airport on November 1, 2018 in Cugnaux, Toulouse, France. Their offices are located at the airport’s former control tower and they have the use of a hangar...