Testing Volocopter’s eVTOL

VoloCity takes passengers around the city, first in Paris and then around the world. Volocopter’s eVTOL for passenger transport, VoloCity, is one of the company’s aircraft being developed to reform air transport, alongside the VoloDrone for parcel transport, the VoloConnect for longer distances and the VoloIQ, the infrastructure underpinning the VoloCity, which will serve as the system’s brain.

Suzuki promises to launch flying taxis by 2025

The Japanese startup SkyDrive announced in 2020 that it plans to turn its first flying car prototype into a commercial model by 2023. Now, a new partnership could see their planes go on sale in even larger numbers. The company this week announced a partnership with Suzuki to develop a fleet of air taxis by 2025.

CycloTech and Yamato reveal innovative cargo eVTOLconcept with CycloRotors

CycloTech GmbH and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9064) have successfully completed ajoint feasibility study on applying a new thrust vectoring propulsion technology, namedCycloRotors, to create a mid-class cargo eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraftcapable of precision landing into confined areas and able to handle challenging windconditions, key features for urban airborne logistic operations. Both parties publish a whitepaper explaining the detailed outcome of this study.

EHang Receives Pre-Order for 100 Units of EH216 AAVs from Indonesian Aviation Company Prestige Aviation

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that EHang has received a pre-order for 100 units of EH216 AAVs from Prestige Aviation, an Indonesian aviation company and a subsidiary of Prestige Corp., at the online contract signing ceremony during the Indonesia International Motor Show 2022 (“IIMS 2022”) on April 9, 2022. It’s the largest pre-order EHang has received so far for its passenger-grade AAVs in Asia. Prestige Aviation previously purchased one unit of EH216 from EHang, and the two parties jointly conducted a debut flight demonstration for aerial sightseeing in Bali, Indonesia in 2021.

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