3 Apr 2021
Archer Aviation based in Palo Alto, California, USA are developing all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, with plans to launch their own Urban Air Mobility network in Los Angeles and Miami by 2024, providing commercial passenger services.
30 Mar 2021
Wisk to Begin eVTOL Trial in New Zealand This Year
Wisk, the Urban Air Mobility company behind the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi, is progressing with its Transport Trial, which will advance autonomous passenger transport under the New Zealand Government's broader Airspace Integration Trial Programme. Wisk is working towards rolling out the implementation phase later this year.
26 Mar 2021
Preparing for Take-Off: Electric Vertical Take-off & Landing Air Taxis
Join the IDTechEx webinar Wednesday 31 March 2021 - An introduction to urban air mobility and air taxi services; The basics of eVTOL aircraft design architectures; Background into ongoing eVTOL projects for passenger transportation; and much more!
16 Mar 2021
Market for eVTOL Air Taxis to Grow to $14.7 Billion by 2041
Air taxis and flying cars are easy to hype but IDTechEx's new report on the subject is not that hype. This independent research into electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passenger transport reflects the reality of the eVTOL market at this early stage of its development.
15 Mar 2021
Aurora Flight Sciences
Aurora Flight Sciences are a subsidiary of Boeing. They are pioneers in the development of unmanned air vehicles and are developing a Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV) eVTOL aircraft.
11 Mar 2021
Wisk are electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer, headquartered in Mountain View, California, who are conducting flight trials in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. Their Cora aircraft is being developed as an autonomous air taxi.
2 Mar 2021
Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine
In February 2021, The US agency DARPA awarded contracts to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and Martin Defense Group (formerly Navatek) to build demonstration versions of the new Manta Ray unmanned underwater vehicle with an energy-harvesting system to power it indefinitely, allowing the robot submarine to carry out missions lasting months or years without returning to base or refueling.
2 Feb 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In
In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
18 Jan 2021
Machine Learning Making Light Work of AM Aerospace Alloys
Machine learning technology will be used to make the additive manufacturing process of metallic alloys for aerospace cheaper and faster, encouraging production of lightweight, energy-efficient aircraft to support net zero targets for aviation.
15 Jan 2021
New Solar Arrays to Power NASA's International Space Station Research
As the International Space Station orbits Earth, its four pairs of solar arrays soak up the sun's energy to provide electrical power for the numerous research and science investigations conducted every day, as well as the continued operations of the orbiting platform.
22 Dec 2020
Electric Aircraft for Flier Health
Progress is rapid with fixed-wing manned electric aircraft. The Bye Aerospace 2 and 4 seat battery-only e-Flyer got over $400 million in orders in one year and it is scalable.
22 Oct 2020
Boeing's Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi
The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently moved under its own power for the first time, a key milestone for the aircraft that's expected to make its first flight this year.