E-flight-Forum 2021 started

The well known E-flight-Forum 2021 China /Europe /America started as a hybrid forum with a real event in China in the city of Yichang in Xiaoting district, in Hubei Province.

The audiance in Yichang

the on-site event is combined with an online session live-streamed in Europe over Zoom and is projected to the Chinese guests.

Zoom Projection in Yichang

The sessions with the European Guests are simultaniously translated and transmitted in 2 Languages.

The english session is running as a live stream in Youtube and can be reached over the website www.e-flight-forum.com. The Program with many international high class speakers you can find at e-flight-forum 2021 Program English.

Lukasz Gadowski invests $100 Million in Autoflight

German Investor Lukasz Gadowski ( started for example Delivery Hero) invested in Tian Yu’s Shanghai-based Autoflight which recently has released its 3 – 4 Person Air taxi V1500M and already started the serial production and delivery of unmanned eVTOL- cargo drones such as the V400 “Albatros”.

Design study of the serial production version of the V1500M

Today the leading German economics newspaper Handelsblatt reported this deal. Gadowski is a serial entrepreneur and startup investor who invests with his Berlin-based company Team Global in startups with a focus on eMobility on the ground and in the air. Gadowski has among other companies also invested in Volocopter and Archer.

Team Lukasz Gadowski (left) and Tian Yu (right)

Premier at the European Rotors show

eVTOL World Premiere at the first day of the European Rotors, Michael Kügelen showed his eMagic one for the first Time at the first day of the first edition of the EASA show.

The single seat eVTOL is a Proof of concept of a “lift and cruise” eVTOL. That means the aircraft has dedicated Motors for the vertical take off and for the c ruise flight. The full carbon aircraft was developed in a record time in onmly 2 years and has already have its maiden flights in wing mode as well as in eVTOL mode.

European Rotors VTOL show 2021 ramping up in cologne

EASAs first VTOL show is getting ready. The show will start tomorrow Tuesday November 16th. The show, organized by the EASA and the EHA – European Helicopter Association focuses on helicopters as well as on other VTOLs.

here are some images from ramping up.

Volocity in the latest design version
Yes also this is a flying machine on its way to its exhibition place
Fraundorfer technology demonstrator Gyro

eVTOL News from China

Autoflight Reveal V1500M four-seat eVTOL Prototype at Airshow China 2021 in Zhuhai

On September 28th Shanghai-based Autoflight Aviation Technology unveiled V1500M passenger-carrying electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) prototype at the 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, China. With maximum takeoff weight of 1500kg V1500M is fully electric and has 4 seat, 200km/h cruising speed and 250km range. V1500M has 8 propellers for vertical takeoff and landing, and two propellers dedicated for cruise. AutoFlight plans to conduct maiden flight of V1500M in the near future and is already producing and operating the V400 unmanned cargo drone (with 400kg maximum takeoff weight) in China under CAAC (the Chinese civil aviation authority ) regulations.  

More Info to be announced soon or under:  josef@autoflight.com or press@autoflight.com

Blois is back – electric is coming.

After 1 year pause the Blois Ultralight meeting is Back on track.

The largest pure ultralight show in Europe. The show which after 39 years ruining was paused in 2020 for the first time was taken over by the french Ultralight Association FFPLUM with over 120 exhibitors. Hundrets of pilots arrived by their own UL-aircraft and after 2 years waiting the exhibitors have many things to show.

The electric Swan propeller by a Geiger electric motor is propelling the

single seater swan from Romania.

Most exhibitors still show conventional aircraft with combustion engines. Because the French Ultralight regulations have a maximum Take off weight (MTOW) of 525 Kg instead of the 600 Kg in Germany CZ Republic and other countries. Due to the weight of the batteries this does not allow two seater UL aircraft with electric propulsion a sufficient endurance.

But there are some new players coming and showing their aircraft. And in the opening ceremony with several regional and national politicians everybody stated the importance of electric aviation for reducing the ecological footprint.

…Report will be continues

But the number of electric exhibitors is increasing