• US Air Force Moves to Boost eVTOL Development

    US Air Force Moves to Boost eVTOL Development

    The service hopes to help aircraft developers get FAA certification as it weighs becoming an “early adopter” of air taxi vehicles for utility missions.

    By Richard Whittle

    Vertiflite, March/April 2020

    The Air Force marked the...

  • VFS @ Heli-Expo 2020

    Vertical Flight Society Leads Electric VTOL / Urban Air Mobility Efforts at Heli-Expo 
    Three Opportunities to Learn About eVTOL/UAM in Anaheim

    Anaheim, California, Jan. 24, 2020 — The Vertical Flight Society, the...

  • Joby Aviation Monarch Personal Air Vehicle eVTOL, USA.

    Joby Aviation Monarch (defunct)

    Monarch Personal Air Vehicle (defunct)Joby AviationSanta Cruz, California,

    Founded in 2009 by JoeBen Bevirt, Joby Aviation is a venture-backed startup aerospace company is located in Santa Cruz and San Carlos, California (USA), that is developing and will manufacture piloted all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft...

  • Joby S4 eVTOL January 2020, USA.

    Toyota Invests $394M More in Joby

    Toyota Press Release:

    Toyota and Joby Aviation are Flying to New Heights Together

    Toyota to share expertise in manufacturing, quality and cost controls for the development and production of Joby Aviation’s breakthrough eVTOL aircraft
    Toyota has invested $394M as lead investor in Joby’s Series C financing

    SANTA CRUZ, CA (January 15, 2020)...

  • Joby S4 eVTOL aircraft, January 15, 2020, USA.

    Joby Aviation Unveils S4

    Joby Press Release:

    Joby Aviation Raises $590 Million in Series C Financing to Launch Air Taxi Service

    Toyota Motor Corporation Leads the Investment Round with $394 Million Investment

    Santa Cruz, CA, January 15, 2020 – Joby Aviation, a pioneer in the development of an electric air taxi, has raised $590 million in Series C funding led by Toyota...

  • Joby S4 Featured Image

    Joby Joins Uber Elevate

    Joby Joins Uber Elevate

    On Dec. 20, Uber announced that the company had signed a multi-year commercial partnership with Joby Aviation to launch a fast, reliable, clean and affordable urban air taxi service in select markets. Joby will supply and operate the electric air taxis, and Uber will provide airspace support services, skyport infrastructure, connections to ground transportation and customer interfaces through its aerial...

  • Uber and Joby Aviation announce aerial ridesharing partnership

    Uber Press Release:
    Uber and Joby Aviation announce aerial ridesharing partnership

    Uber and Joby have signed an agreement targeting air taxi deployment by 2023

    [SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 20, 2019] - Joby Aviation and Uber have signed a multi-year commercial partnership to launch a fast, reliable, clean and affordable urban air...

  • Electric Aircraft Symposium 2019 Synopsis

    The Vertical Flight Society co-sponsored the CAFE Foundation’s 13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium, held July 20-21, 2019, at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. EAS 2019 was held in conjunction with the Experimental Aviation Association’s annual AirVenture in Oshkosh, July 22-28 (see eVTOL News from AirVenture).

    Two dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts spoke at EAS 2019, all of which are available...

  • Bell Nexus over Dallas, Texas

    The eVTOL Industry in Transition

    The eVTOL Industry in Transition
    In light of the watershed 6th Annual eVTOL Symposium, and recent news and events,
    Vertiflite asses
    ses how the burgeoning industry is maturing.

    By Kenneth I. Swartz
    Vertiflite Mar/Apr 2019

    In the five years since the Vertical Flight Society hosted its first...