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  • Kiwigogo T-One one passenger multicopter, China.

    Kiwigogo T-One

    Kiwigogo T-OneKiwigogoQingdao City, Shandong Province, Chinawww.kiwigogo.com

    Entrepreneur Wang Tan, from China, has designed and created an award winning electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) single passenger multicopter for personal and commercial use. The aircraft has a maximum speed of 72 km/h (45 mph) and a range of 30 km (18.5 miles) or 30...

  • SkyDrive SD-XX eVTOL prototype aircraft and ground vehicle, Japan.

    SkyDrive SD-XX

    SD-XXSkyDriveShinjuku, Tokyo, Japanwww.skydrive2020.com

    Founded in July 2018, SkyDrive is and eVTOL company based in Tokyo, Japan. Tomohiro Fukuzawa is the chief executive officer and Nobuo Kishi is the chief technology officer. (All photos SkyDrive credit.)

    The idea of making a flying car first started...

  • Raven LLC eVTOL 2019, Irakli Shengelia of the Republic of Georgia.

    Raven

    RavenIrakli ShengeliaRepublic of Georgia

    In the Republic of Georgia, Irakli Shengelia began inventing his electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) in January 2018 due to Boeing's GoFly Prize contest. Shengelia has developed a new, very sleek, modern, quiet, compact and clean Urban Air Mobility (UAM) aircraft called the Raven. Shengelia is looking for...

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

    AutoFlightX V880 Cargo

    AutoFlightX V880 CargoAutoFlightX GmbHGilching, Germanywww.autoflightx.com

    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...

  • Neo Aeronautics Crimson S8-SR first public appearance at the Singapore Airshow February 2020. Photo by Tim Robinson, used with permission.

    Neo Aeronautics Crimson S8-SR

    Crimson S8-SRNEO Aeronautics Pte LtdSingapore, Singaporewww.neo-aeronautics.com

    NEO Aeronautics, founded by Neo Kok Beng, is a innovation-driven technology company with a vision to empower individuals and communities for personal urban mobility. The company invested just over $145,000.00 USD into the development of the Crimson S8 vertical takeoff and landing...

  • Drone Champions Big Drone eVTOL aerobatic aircraft in flight, February, 2020, Germany.

    Drone Champions Big Drone

    Big Drone Drone Champions AGRuggell, Liechtensteinwww.dcl.aero

    Drone Champions AG was found by Herbert Weirather and has a virtual reality drone flying game company as well as sponsoring live races with real uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. Weirather decided to invent a one passenger crewed aerobatic drone to create a brand new racing experience for...

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

    Volocopter VoloDrone

    VoloDroneVolocopter GmbHBruschal, Germanywww.volocopter.com

    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.

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  • LIFT Hexa Update

    On Dec. 11, LIFT Aircraft provided a status update of their Hexa multicopter. The company has now built and tested three working prototypes to inform key design improvements for production. These include a stronger and lighter airframe; more reliable, efficient and quiet field-oriented control (FOC) motor controllers; a redesigned landing gear (from quad to hex) for greater balance and stability; and the addition of a fourth...

  • Airbus Completes Vahana Testing November 2019 USA

    Airbus Completes Vahana Testing

    The Vahana unmanned eVTOL demonstrator made its last flight on Nov. 14. The aircraft completed 138 flights totaling almost 500 nm (925 km) and over 13 hours of flight time at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton, Oregon. Airbus’s Silicon Valley business unit A3 made the first test flight on Jan. 31, 2018. The Vahana is a full-scale prototype, self-piloting, eight-prop tilt wing, all-electric VTOL vehicle. In its...

  • Fraundorfer Aeronautics multiple power source Tensor 600X 2 seat gyrocopter technology demonstrator, Germany, 2019.

    Fraundorfer Aeronautics Tensor 600X

    Tensor 600X Technology DemonstratorFraundorfer AeronauticsDonauworth, Germanywww.fraundorfer.aero

    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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