EHang air taxi takes off on three-venue flight tour of South Korea

Chinese air mobility company EHang has completed three test flights in South Korea to show off the passenger transport, emergency response and air tourism potential of its all-electric two-passenger autonomous aerial vehicle, the EHang 216.

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Australian eVTOL prototype debuts a new spin on the tilt rotor

An Australian company has popped out of stealth mode to reveal a new electric VTOL aircraft that is already at the pre-flight prototype stage. AMSL Aero's Vertiia aircraft can fly up to 500 miles on hydrogen, and will start out as an air ambulance.

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How the silence of owls in flight could lead to low-noise aircraft

By getting up close and personal with the intricate mechanics of bird flight, scientists continue to unlock secrets that can aid in their pursuit of advanced aerodynamics, and that may include aircraft that generate a lot less noise.

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The F-22 Raptor shows off its agility in glorious 4K

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is the greatest air superiority fighter ever manufactured. Its 70,000 pounds of vectored thrust give it supernatural agility in the air, and this gorgeous 4K video will give you a great sense of how that feels.

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Pal-V Liberty flying car is now street-legal in Europe

Dutch company Pal-V has celebrated a milestone for its Liberty vehicle, which it describes as the world's first production-model flying car. A high-performance trike that converts into a gyrocopter, the Liberty has been street-approved in the EU.

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Cyclotech brings a totally unique propulsion system to the eVTOL world

Austrian company Cyclotech is planning to begin flight-testing an 80-kg (176-lb) demonstrator of its unique electric VTOL airframe, which uses Voith-Schneider propellers instead of rotors for exceptional agility and control in the air.

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China’s Autoflight puts a canard twist on its latest long-range eVTOL

At the 2020 World UAV Conference in Shenzhen, Chinese heavy drone company Autoflight unveiled a big new canard-style electric VTOL cargo drone, and announced its intentions to develop a similar aircraft for urban air taxi operations.

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Secrets of fish scale drag offer clues for more aerodynamic aircraft

Scientists in Europe researching aerodynamic forces have opened up some interesting new avenues of study inspired by fish scales, which could eventually lead to drag reductions in aerial vehicles of as much as 25 percent.

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Twin-jet flying hypercar promises crazy speed in the street and sky

How often does an average hypercar get to hit top speed? This beast would let you unleash the full power of an electric drivetrain plus 4,000 pounds of jet thrust any time you hit the runway, with 500+ mph airspeeds, huge range and aerobatic chops.

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Boom Supersonic reveals XB-1 plane built to break the sound barrier

Aviation startup Boom Supersonic has unveiled a fully assembled version of its XB-1 demonstrator. Built to break the sound barrier, the sleek aircraft is a one-third-scale prototype of what the company hopes will become the world’s fastest airliner.

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