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The american logistic company UPS announced toevaluate to:
Beta Technologies’ electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft to land on-property at UPS facilities in small and mid-size markets.
Enhances UPS network flexibility, benefits healthcare providers and small and medium-sized businesses.
Flexible, sustainable solution to reduce air network emissions; recharging station can also be used with electric-powered ground vehicles.
UPS, together with its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary, plans to purchase electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies (BETA) to augment its air service for select small and mid-size markets. These aircraft will take off and land on-property at UPS facilities in a whisper-quiet fashion, reducing time-in-transit, vehicle emissions, and operating cost.
This new step integrates into UPS strategy with UPS Flight Forward (UPS FF)to establish new airborne distribution channels – UPS FF received a full part 135certification by FAA which allows them to operate out of line of site and operate as a “drone airline” .
Lilium announces to list on Nasdaq through a merger with the US Qell Acquisition Corp.
Today Lilium announces intention to list on the Nasdaq through a SPAC merger with Qell Acquisition Corp., and reveals development of its 7-Seater eVTOL model.
Transaction values the combined company at approximately $3.3 billion pro forma at the $10.00 per share PIPE price. Total gross proceeds to the company are expected to be approximately $830 million, including approximately $380 million in cash currently held in trust (assuming minimal redemptions) and the proceeds of a $450 million PIPE investment, including investments by Baillie Gifford, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Tencent,Ferrovial, LGT and its direct impact investing arm Lightrock, Palantir, FII Institute and private funds affiliated with PIMCO.
Today Rolls Royce electrical announced that they will supply the propulsion and lift system for Vertical Aerospace’s VX-4X eVTOL.
Rolls-Royce will design the system architecture of the whole electrical propulsion system, the electric power system that includes their latest 100kW-class lift and push electrical propulsion units, the power distribution and the monitoring system that will support operations.
The startup from South Burlington, Vermont, USA (www.beta.team) presented this prototype earlier this month. The aircraft looks a bit like a cross bread between a conventional helicopter, a fixed wing aircraft and some other existing lift and cruise designs.
They did fly their first eVTOL Prototype in 2018 based on a modified Fixed Wing Aircraft.
Rolls-Royce Electrical it’s record winning electric Extra 300 at this years EXPO at the anniversary of German unification in Potsdam. Rolls-Royce Germany located in Brandenburg highlight the electric aircraft propulsion development as core part of it’s future strategy.
Brandenburgs prime minister Dietmar Woidke (left) and Rolls Royce Managing Director Alastair McIntosh (right) on the prop of the e-Extra 300 at the opening of the expo in Potsdam.
With a digital conference EASA wants to highlight the SC VTOL topic from the EUROPEAN ROTORS show in November 2020 in Cologne. David Solar – EASA’s head of the VTOL department exlaines latest updates on new regulations for eVTOLs and the evolution of the EASA #Rotorcraft symposium to the #europeanrotors event in Cologne. #flightsafety#easa
Willi Tacke e-flight Journal
David Solar, EASA
Peter Möller, EHA
Jan-Hendrik Boelens, Volocopter
Frédéric Bruder, ADAC Luftrettung
Tobias Bretzel, Messe Friedrichshafen (organizer EUROPEAN ROTORS)
The Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium of EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) gathers the industry to promote safety and to receive updates on new technologies and regulations. This year´s symposium will take place as a part of EUROPEAN ROTORS.