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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...

  • Astro Alta autonomous med-evac eVTOL pod, March 26, 2020, USA.

    Astro Aerospace Alta

    AltaAstro Aerospace Ltd.Lewisville, Texas, USAwww.flyastro.com

    Astro Aerospace's business objective is to create and sell electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that are safe, reliable, efficient, accessible, affordable, user-friendly and autonomous.

    After creating and flying the Astro...

  • NASA Ames Aeromechanics Branch Intern Group Summer 2019

    March of the Interns

    March of the Interns

    This article is a follow-up to previous reports in Vertiflite, “What to Do with an Army of Interns” (Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2018) and “What Else to Do with an Army of Interns” (Vertiflite, Jan/Feb 2019). The saga continues with the “Army...

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

    Flexcraft Test Bench RPV

    Test Bench RPVFlexcraftLisbon, Portugalwww.flexcraft.pt

    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...

  • ALI Technologies Hover Bike

    Hover BikeA.L.I. Technologies, Inc.Minato City, Tokyo, Japanwww.ali.jp

    ALI Technologies is a small start-up company established in Sep. 2016 by a group of University of Tokyo student entrepreneurs developing drones. Komatsu Shūhei was named the company president in Feb. 2017 and now its chairman. Katano Daisuke was named president in Jul. 2018. Komatsu and...

  • A.L.I. Technologies Xturismo Limited Edition Speeder Hover Bike -on display at trade show- Tokyo Japan 2019

    ALI Technologies Xturismo

    Xturismo Limited EditionA.L.I. Technologies, Inc.Minato City, Tokyo, Japan www.ali.jp

    ALI Technologies is a small start-up company established in Sep. 2016 by a group of University of Tokyo student entrepreneurs developing drones. Komatsu Shūhei was named the company president in Feb. 2017 and now its chairman. Katano Daisuke was named president in Jul....

  • Flying Innovative Personal Space Icon WX4 road and air vehicle flying, USA.

    Advanced System Engineering – FIPSI WX4

    FIPSI WX4Flying Innovative Personal Space Icon (FIPSI)Advanced System Engineering   Trumbull, Connecticut, USA www.fipsi.org

    Advanced System Engineering founded by Bogdan Radu on Feb. 4, 2004, has invented the Flying Innovative Personal Space Icon. The aircraft is a concept hybrid-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) two (2)...

  • Flying Innovative Personal Space Icon BX4 road and air vehicle flying, USA.

    Advanced System Engineering – FIPSI BX4

    FIPSI BX4Flying Innovative Personal Space Icon (FIPSI)Advanced System Engineering    Trumbull, Connecticut, USA  www.fipsi.org

    Advanced System Engineering founded by Bogdan Radu on Feb. 4, 2004, has invented the Flying Innovative Personal Space Icon. The aircraft is a concept hybrid-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) two (2)...

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

    Fraundorfer Aeronautics Tensor

    TensorFraundorfer 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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