K-Max Titan: The first commercial heavy-lift helicopter with no pilot

For about a decade now, Kaman's K-Max intermeshing rotor helicopter has been flying unmanned cargo missions for US forces in Afghanistan. Now, the K-Max Titan is becoming the world's first heavy-lift unmanned helicopter for the commercial market, having taken its first flight last week.

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Airbus pioneers a superconducting powertrain cooled by liquid hydrogen

Airbus is working on a number of hydrogen-powered aircraft, and it's just found a new angle on cryogenic liquid H2 fuel: using it to supercool the powertrain down to superconducting temperatures, possibly unlocking huge weight and efficiency savings.

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Lilium’s 7-seat eVTOL is more like an air minibus than an air taxi

Germany's Lilium has announced a 7-seat version of its gorgeous eVTOL air taxi, as well as plans to have a commercial operation up and running by 2024. Oh, and like approximately every other eVTOL company, it's headed to the NASDAQ through a SPAC.

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AeroDelft’s Phoenix rising as the world’s first liquid-hydrogen aircraft

Liquid hydrogen could be a revolutionary technology in clean aviation, and AeroDelft from the Netherlands is working hard to get the first liquid hydrogen fuel cell aircraft in the air. The Phoenix will fly 2,000 km on a 10-kg tank of liquid H2.

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Rolls Royce taxis the world’s fastest electric aircraft to-be

A speedy all-electric aircraft being developed with one eye on the record books has taken another step forward, with Rolls-Royce taking its Spirit of Innovation plane to the runway for the very first time.

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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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