Let’s Agree on Range Comparison Standards

At last week’s AIAA Aviation Forum (Aug 2021), there was a lot of debate among the eVTOL, eCTOL, and eSTOL players (you can read more here on eVTOL.com) on the merits — and potential limitations — of our various approaches.

The next step: Full Scale Technology Demonstrator

While we’ve been busy flying and learning with our subscale demonstrator we’ve also been busy working on the design of our next vehicle: a full-scale piloted technology demonstrator. This is where things get real!

eSTOL Key Enabling Technologies

This post is part of a series that introduces and makes the case for Electric Short Take-Off and Landing (eSTOL) aircraft.

Feedback on the FAA’s UAM CONOPS v1.0

I was planning to share feedback on the recent FAA UAM CONOPs v1.0 document when I saw that Anna Dietrich already posted a great writeup with her thoughts here. If you know Anna, you know that she’s very credible and knows her stuff.

Why Fly Subscale

We’ve all heard the adage that “The longest journey starts with a single step.” But what we sometimes forget is that the next step is just as important as the first, and so is the one after that, and the next one, and the remaining thousands until we reach our goal.

A New Aircraft for Urban Air Mobility

The case for UAM is a strong one. The UAM concept envisions using next-generation aircraft to move cargo and people directly into and out of urban, suburban, and even rural areas using non-traditional airports.