URBAN AIR MOBILITY

Carbon Fibers

Lilium announces seven-seater Lilium Jet, acquisition by Qell Acquisition Corp.

The new, larger eVTOL aircraft is slated to be the combined company Lilium’s first to go into serial production, by 2024.

Hannah Mason
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld

Urban Air Mobility

Wisk to launch trial to advance autonomous passenger transport for UAM

Transport Trial to safely evaluate, test and demonstrate the integration of unmanned aircraft into existing airspace, supports New Zealand Government’s AITP.
#uas

Urban Air Mobility

Report suggests up to $14.7 billion in eVTOL market growth by 2041

The demanding requirements of electric-powered flight are said to offer a promising market for a host of new technologies, aviation-grade batteries, electric motors and composite materials being a few.

Urban Air Mobility

EHang supports Chinese national transportation network plan

EHang seizes national strategic initiative advocating for development of more intelligent transportation networks to accelerate commercialization of its AAV vehicles for urban air mobility.

Urban Air Mobility

Volocopter raises €200 million in Series D funding round for Volocity eVTOL aircraft

€322 million in cumulative funding has been raised to accelerate the certification of the Volocity aircraft and launch of its first commercial routes.
#nextgenaerospace

CFRP frames used in BMW i3 and Airbus Helicopters EC 135

Carbon fiber will enable air taxi eVTOLs

Aircraft and autos have indeed faced CFRP production woes, but new tech opens door for both.
#a350 #adhesives #bmw

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Urban Air Mobility

Novotech launches SEAGULL hybrid-electric, composites-intensive aircraft

Novel folding-wing, urban air mobility platform begins work toward certification.

Aerospace

Lilium, Toray reach carbon fiber supply agreement

Toray will provide carbon fiber directly to Lilium during development of the Lilium Jet eVTOL craft, and then to suppliers during prototyping and production. Includes video of Lilium Jet test flight.
#sustainability

Urban Air Mobility

China's EHang wins approval to use autonomous aerial vehicles for air logistics

The approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China enables commercial operation of the EHang 216 passenger-grade plane for cargo transport.
#regulation

Aerospace

Lilium announces seven-seater Lilium Jet, acquisition by Qell Acquisition Corp.

The new, larger eVTOL aircraft is slated to be the combined company Lilium’s first to go into serial production, by 2024.

Urban Air Mobility

Wisk to launch trial to advance autonomous passenger transport for UAM

Transport Trial to safely evaluate, test and demonstrate the integration of unmanned aircraft into existing airspace, supports New Zealand Government’s AITP.
#uas

Urban Air Mobility

Report suggests up to $14.7 billion in eVTOL market growth by 2041

The demanding requirements of electric-powered flight are said to offer a promising market for a host of new technologies, aviation-grade batteries, electric motors and composite materials being a few.

Urban Air Mobility

EHang supports Chinese national transportation network plan

EHang seizes national strategic initiative advocating for development of more intelligent transportation networks to accelerate commercialization of its AAV vehicles for urban air mobility.

Urban Air Mobility

Volocopter raises €200 million in Series D funding round for Volocity eVTOL aircraft

€322 million in cumulative funding has been raised to accelerate the certification of the Volocity aircraft and launch of its first commercial routes.
#nextgenaerospace

Urban Air Mobility

UC San Diego earns NASA grant for eVTOL design tool development

Three-year project to develop open-source simulation and optimization tools to enable companies to rapidly design eVTOL vehicle concepts.

NEW PRODUCTS: URBAN AIR MOBILITY

Molds/Tools

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Janicki Industries

Janicki Industries is featuring its fast prototyping process for flyaway parts and tooling for urban air mobility (UAM) vehicle manufacturers.
#camx