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  • Skydrive Conducts Manned Flights, Moves Forward With Nobuo Kishi At The Helm

    SkyDrive Press Release, April 4, 2020:

    SkyDrive Conducts Manned Flights, Moves Forward With Nobuo Kishi At The Helm

    • Japan’s first-ever manned test flights of a flying car*1 completed by SkyDrive
    • Nobuo Kishi appointed as Chief Technology Officer
    • Kishi will lead the development and certification to take the product to market in 2023

    World-leading flying car developer,...

  • Lilium Jet no. 2 assembly

    Lilium Completes $240M Funding Round

    Munich-based Lilium GmbH announced on March 23, 2020 that is had completed an internal funding round worth more than $240M. The round was led by Tencent, with participation from other existing investors including Atomico, Freigeist and LGT.

    The new funds bring the total sum raised to date to more than $340M. The company said the additional funds will be used to support further development of the Lilium Jet as well as underpinning preparations for...

  • OPENER Names Ben Diachun as CEO

    OPENER Press Release:

    OPENER Names Ben Diachun as Chief Executive Officer

    Expanding Operations, Bringing BlackFly to Market

    Palo Alto, CA, Jan. 14, 2020 -- OPENER, a pioneer of aerial vehicles for consumer travel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Diachun as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). OPENER is producing...

  • Geely Unveils Terrafugia TF-2A

    Geely Terrafugia TF-2A
    Subscale Demonstrator Aircraft
    Makes Its First Flight

    {unofficial translation from Geely's Chinese original news release}

    Geely's “integrated world” three-dimensional smart travel ecology is flourishing steadily in 2019. After the wholly-owned acquisition of Terrafugia in 2017, Geely quickly established the Terrafugia...

  • 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...

  • Press release: Karem Aircraft Launches New Air Taxi Company

    Press Release:

    Karem Aircraft Launches New Air Taxi Company with $25M Series A

    Lake Forest, Calif. – July 15, 2019 – Karem Aircraft, Inc, a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) vehicle developer, has announced a new spin-off venture dedicated to bringing its all-electric air taxi vehicle, Butterfly, to market. The new company is backed by a $25M Series A...