2nd AAM Forum started today 27.09. in Oberpfaffenhofen Germany

Bavarian Minister Florian Herman opened the ÀAM forum in the Hangar of the Technical University and Hochschule Munich at the Oberpfaffenhofen Airfield. Key players like Rolls Royce, Volocopter, AutoFight, Lilium, Elektra Solar presented their progress in their projects as well as new startups like Vaeridion and Odonata.

AAM Forum at the Airfield Oberpfaffenhofen/munich

eVTOL at Oshkosh Airventure

The Wisk Generation 5 Lift and cruise aircraft flew at Airventure Oshkosh for the first time. The 2 seater aircraft was flying unmanned automated but under human supervision.

some more impressions from the world largest Airshow

Tim Lum first buyer of a Opener Blackfly together with Opener CEO Ken Karklin in Oshkosh at the Opener exhibit in front of the simulators.
And with e-flight-Journal editor Willi Tacke infront of the Vehicle – read more in an interview with Tim in the next e-flight-Journal – coming soon
A statue of Tom Poberezny was unveiled in the lobby of the EAA Museum on Monday

2nd day started at VFS Electric Aircraft Symposium in Oshkosh 2023

Very interesting talks at the second day of the Electric Aircraft Symposium:

Panel on Leisure eVTOL in Oshkosh.

The panel on FAA part 103 and other private use of eVTOL brought up several challenging aspects.
Olaf Otto president of Rolls Royce electrical speaking at EAS in the Electric Motors and Battery session
crystal ball session at the end of the EAS: what Starr Ginn Nasa, Mark Moore Whisper AERO, Sergio Cecutta SMG, Diane Carrington Afworks. discussing what the future of eVTOL aircraft will bring.

Oshkosh Airventure ramping up – VFS – EAS has taken off

2 days to go for the world’s largest Aviation event, Airventure Oshkosh to start Exhibitors getting into their show booths. Several electric aircraft and eVTOL manufacturers are expected. But conventional Aircraft will still be the major Focus of this event.

Diamond DA 50 on the way to the Diamond exhibit.

Panel: Community Integration – with: Yolanka Wulff Cami , Rex Alexander 5 Alpha, Starr Ginn NASA, Grant Fisk Volatus

At the same time the VFS Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) in the University of Wisconsin has started at Saturday morning .

Speakers of world leading companies like Joby, Archer, Beta, Wisk , Skydrive, Rolls Royce etc as well as NASA.

The EAS continues until Sunday 5:30 PM – you may also join online – more info at –https://vtol.org/eas.

Mike Romanowski from Archer talking at EAS on the progress of their eVTOL

^Sebastian Seemann from Vaeridion presenting at EAS in Oshkosh.
Mark Moore, CEO, of Whisper Aero presented their new e-ducted propulsion system.

One  week of interesting news at Paris airshow comes to an end. Strong raise of electric aircraft in 2023.

Next to the big electric highlights of the show like the debut of the Autoflight Prosperity, the Voltaero Cassio 330, and the Archer Midnight there were many new sustainable projects in the halls and on the airfield. Have a first look at our images and read more in our next e-flight-Journal – coming soon.

The Elektra Trainer is the first ultralight electric aircraft which is UL certified in Germany and qualifies with lower weight also for the French ultralight class. The aircraft was presented at the Booth of the French Ultralight Association FFPLUM – www.elektra-solar.com.
The hybrid research project ECOPULSE is a cooperation of Daher, Airbus and Safran and several French institutions. The aircraft has been flying on its conventional Turbine and will be propulsed by its electric motors this summer for the first time.
Willi Tacke, editor of Flying Pages, together with Jean Botti in front of the the Cassio 330 which did make its world debut at the Paris airshow this week. The aircraft is driven from a Hybrid motor based on a Kawasaki thermal engine and a Safran electric motor. The Kawasaki Motor can also directly burn Hydrogen and the Voltaero presented a special tank for liquid hydrogene.


Sustainable but not electric

Paris Airshow before the start a thunderstorm and many news

A Thunderstorm came on the day before the show opening tomorrow Monday June 19th. and left some damage at some booth.

some booth were damaged

Good secured aircraft like Autoflight`s Prosperity survived the storm and is ready at Chalet #100 ready for the visitors.

We had the chance on Sunday June 18th to have a sneak preview of the first prototype of the Autoflight Prosperity at its first appearance in Europe on Le Bourget airfield.

The men behind the success (from left to right) Bülent Bayram, Lukasz Gadowski (Team Global) and Tian Yu (founder and CEO of Autoflight). 

Stay tuned for more news from Paris as the show goes on!