Archer’s Maker just got the green light from the FAA for test flights, while EHang’s eVTOL will enter commercial service in China in months.
Embraer sees multiple propulsion technologies for different aircraft types, so it designed four concepts. Several could be airborne soon.
We talk to Airbus about the timeline for its new, four-seat Next Gen electric aircraft and how it will compete with larger, faster eVTOLs.
Designed as a regional aircraft, the nine-passenger Craft Aero has 16 propellers on a unique wing structure. It will have a 700-mile range.
Soar’s primary power will be battery-powered electric engines, but it will also burn liquid-hydrogen fuel to extend its range to three hours.
With its broad wings, the 72-foot EP-15 uses a cushion of air, known as ground effect, to fly above the surface and make waterborne landings.
The Speeder’s design team said the sci-fi sky-bike recently passed flight tests. They expect it to be commercially available by 2023.
And you won’t need an FAA pilot’s license to fly it either, since Opener’s Blackfly is certified as an ultralight aircraft.
The Pipistrel Alpha Electro hopscotched to four local airports, where it was met by a mobile, solar-powered unit to recharge its batteries.