Vertical Aerospace joins the tilt-rotor race with new VA-1X eVTOL

Moving on from the squat, chunky Seraph and its basic manned multirotor design, Britain's Vertical Aerospace has released designs for an upcoming five-seat tilt rotor air taxi it's calling the VA-1X that can take advantage of efficient winged flight.

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Boom Supersonic teams with Rolls-Royce on world’s fastest civil aircraft

Aviation startup Boom Supersonic is pressing ahead with the development of its flagship supersonic aircraft, the Overture. These efforts have today received a significant shot in the arm, with the company announcing a new partnership with Rolls-Royce.

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First autonomous free flight for Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 prototype

Airbus Helicopters' VSR700 unmanned aerial system (UAS) prototype has flown autonomously for the first time. At a drone test center near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, the pilotless rotorcraft performed a 10-minute free flight.

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World-first type certification awarded to Pipistrel electric plane

Pipestrel's battery-powered Velis Electro aircraft has become the first world's electric airplane to be awarded type certification by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, marking the clearing of a major hurdle on its road towards commercial use.

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Electric Cessna lifts off as the world’s largest zero-emission aircraft

The future of aviation is looking a little greener today with a nine-seat Cessna aircraft fitted out with an all electric propulsion system successfully completing its first flight, marking the maiden voyage for the world’s largest electric aircraft.

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Electric Cessna lifts off as the world’s largest zero-emission aircraft

The future of aviation is looking a little greener today with a nine-seat Cessna aircraft fitted out with an all electric propulsion system successfully completing its first flight, marking the maiden voyage for the world’s largest electric aircraft.

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Jaunt’s ROSA gyrodyne: The first eVTOL air taxi that actually looks safe

This eVTOL air taxi design looks like a weird helicopter/plane hybrid, but it's the safest of all the eVTOL designs we've ever seen, and it has another killer advantage in that it requires no special certification. Very cool news for 3D commuting.

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