Unlocking the Skies: The Promise of eVTOLs and Urban Air Mobility

The eVTOL (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) industry is currently experiencing rapid growth and innovation, driven by advancements in technology and increasing interest in urban air mobility solutions. With the promise of reducing congestion, emissions, and travel times in urban areas, eVTOL technology has garnered significant attention from both traditional aerospace companies and startups. Companies are investing heavily in research and development to overcome technical challenges such as battery energy density, noise reduction, and regulatory hurdles. Moreover, partnerships between aerospace manufacturers, battery & motor suppliers, and government agencies are forming to accelerate progress in this space. As a result, prototypes are being tested, and some companies have even announced plans for commercial operations in the near future. The state of the eVTOL industry is dynamic and promising, with the potential to revolutionize transportation and reshape urban landscapes in the coming years.
This IDTechEx webinar will focus on the core challenges and opportunities in this emerging industry. While many hurdles remain for passenger advanced air mobility, entrepreneurs, incumbents, and other industry stakeholders are prepared to tackle them. The path to designing and certifying a viable aircraft can be technically challenging and capital intensive. Few sectors of aerospace are as fast-paced as advanced air mobility, but as market entry draws closer, the stakes are only rising. Certification progress, cash consumption and preparations for production and operation are coming to a head.
IDTechEx Senior Technology Analyst Shazan Siddiqi, will present analysis of this rapidly developing market, with insights from the new IDTechEx report "Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft 2024-2044: Technologies, Players".
The webinar will address the following points:
  • Introduction to urban air mobility and air taxi services
  • The different eVTOL aircraft design architectures
  • Key enabling technologies: batteries / motors / charging infra / composite materials
  • Market landscape and ongoing projects
  • Overview of IDTechEx's 20-year outlook for the eVTOL market