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Ahead of the curve: Airbus’s Jörg Müller on urban air mobility

Ahead of the curve: Airbus’s Jörg Müller on urban air mobility

The City Airbus VTOL concept The best-known company in urban aviation is Uber. Its Uber Elevate project has captured the imagination of many of the public – and also many reporters. But the company leading the market is arguably Airbus.

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HAI considers rebrand

HAI considers rebrand

What’s in a name?  A whole new, changing world. The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is considering changing its name to better reflect an industry-wide shift by the helicopter market to incorporate more forms of vertical lift. The trade organisation was

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Workhorse flies SureFly

Workhorse flies SureFly

Electric transport company Workhorse has flown its personal vtol aircraft for the first time. Workhorse’s SureFly vtol took off on its first untethered flight just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio last week. The aircraft hovered briefly, a few feet off the

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Frank Stephenson will design the Lilium Jet.

Frank Stephenson will design the Lilium Jet.

eVtol start-up Lilium has hired famed car designer, Frank Stephenson, as its new head of product design. This is Mr Stephenson’s first foray into the world of aviation, having spent much of his professional lifein the automotive industry designing cars

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AHS re-brands as ‘Vertical Flight Society’

AHS re-brands as ‘Vertical Flight Society’

American Helicopter Society (AHS) International is rebranding itself as the Vertical Flight Society, to better represent an increasing number of non-helicopter vertical flight companies joining its ranks. Only two months after helicopter manufacturer Bell dropped the word  ‘helicopters’ from its

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Blade raises $38 million, partners with Airbus

Blade raises $38 million, partners with Airbus

It has been a busy week for Blade. The privately-owned online helicopter charter company has raised $38 million from its second round of financing and has partnered with Airbus to manage the Airbus Ride helicopter service in Dallas. The capital

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Almost 85% of people will not fly in an unmanned aircraft

Almost 85% of people will not fly in an unmanned aircraft

Despite a large influx of autonomous aircraft development in 2017, the vast majority of people are still unwilling to fly in an unmanned/pilotless aircraft. Helicopter Investor asked more than 1,200 US citizens whether they would be willing to fly in

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Bell begin V-280 assembley

Bell begin V-280 assembley

Bell Helicopter has begun assembly of the first V-280 helicopter. ALSO SEE: Bell and Milestone signs LOI for 525 Relentless The work began in early June, with Spirit AeroSystems starting to build the helicopters cockpit and fuselage. Bell are expecting

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