Archer Aviation takes billion-dollar eVTOL order from United Airlines

Meet the Maker. This is our first look at Archer Aviation's 12-rotor eVTOL air taxi, but it won't be the last. United Airlines has put in a provisional billion-dollar order for a fleet of 200 of these beasts, expecting a commercial launch in 2024.

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Hyundai to build “world’s first” eVTOL airport in Coventry this year

Hyundai is serious about its eVTOL air taxi division, and has partnered with the UK Government, the Coventry City Council and Urban Air Port to open a dedicated eVTOL facility – the "world's smallest airport," in England later this year.

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CityHawk VTOL preordered by New York-based EMS organization

New York-based medical transport non-profit Hatzolah Air has placed a preorder for four of Urban Aeronautics' CityHawk VTOL aircraft for emergency medical service (EMS) applications within urban environments.

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Manta prepares to flight test a neat hybrid eVTOL/eSTOL prototype

Switzerland's Manta Aircraft is working on a flexible hybrid-electric canard aircraft design that will be capable of VTOL or efficient STOL operations. A one-third scale model has been built, and the team is preparing for its first flight tests.

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Metro Hop says its e-STOL plane can get airborne off a 25-meter runway

Short takeoff and landing aircraft might prove an efficient alternative to eVTOLs in the early days of electric flight, using super-short runways – maybe even on top of buildings – while flying much farther on a charge than the eVTOLs.

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Airbus proposes detachable hydrogen propulsion pods for aircraft

With the move towards electric aviation comes new opportunities to explore what a powertrain looks like, and Airbus is experimenting with a new design that builds entire hydrogen propulsion units, tanks and all, into detachable pods along the wings.

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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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