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Essential news for 28 Jul 2021

Volocopter takes to the skies at EAA AirVenture

Volocopter flew at the EAA AirVenture 2021 in Wisconsin. The Volocopter 2X flight was the first ever public crewed test flight of a fully electric vertical take-off and landing air taxi in the US. This successful flight marks a key milestone in Volocopter's plan to raise awareness of air taxis among populations around the globe and is critical to the long-term success of de...

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NASA boosts Electra research and development

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration has signed a contract with Electra.aero to mature enabling aerodynamic "blown lift" technologies for electric ultra-short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft in advanced air mobility applications. Electra teamed with Dr.Alrjandra Uranga, Gabilan Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California's (USC) Depar...

Joby completes flight of more than 150 Miles with Electric Vertical Take-Off Air Taxi

Joby Aero Inc. announced it had achieved an important milestone in the development of its aircraft, flying a full-size prototype vehicle more than 150 miles on a single charge, including a vertical take-off and landing. The flight was completed at Joby’s Electric Flight Base in Big Sur, CA earlier this month as part of the company’s ongoing flight test campaign. The aircraft,...

The importance of loving an aircraft inside and out -finishing touches

Aircraft interior and exterior completions specialists, RAS Group – a part of the global base and line maintenance service, JET MS, who is, in turn, an integral part of the Avia Solutions Group – share advice on the values and cost benefits of well-maintained aircraft interiors and exteriors with commercial and business jet owners. First impressions matter For private and bus...