The new e-flight-Journal is out

No AERO, no Oshkosh, no Blois: the new e-flight-Journal not only gives an overview on what is going on in the scene but also created a new opportunity to get direct information from the leaders of the scene manufacturers as well as suppliers and authorities.

Cover of the new e-flight-Journal with the first EASA certified electric plane Pipistrel Velis

AERO 2020 Online Panel Discussions now on web side

AERO 2020 was canceled due to the corona virus, but the conferences of the e-flight-expo which has been a highlight of the conference program in the last 10 years has been realized as online panel discussions.

eOPD 2020 on Urban Air Trafic management

The e-online panel discussion (eOPD) with participants from leading companies around the world like Airbus, Rolls Royce, Uber and Volocopter has meen realized as zoom online conferences. The first panels were started on April 1, 2020, exactly at the same time that the real AERO Friedrichshafen would have started.

4-5 participants gave a short presentation in each panel, followed by a discussion with the participants. Each panel lasts approximately 50-60 minutes. More on

JOEBen Bevrit keynote VFS Symposium

Joby Aviation founder and CEO JoeBen Bevrit presented interesting details of his company at the Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 dinner. More info inside the new e-flight-Journal.pdf file in an Interview of Willi Tacke with JoeBen Bevrit.

Geoffrey jeram (AIAA VSTOL TC chair) handing the price to Justin Paines, Chief Test Pilot @ Joby Aviation together with JoeBen-Bevrit and VFS director Mike Hirschber From left to right

Mark MOORE TALKING AT THE VFS Transformative Vertical Flight 2020

Mark Moore, Engineering Director of Aviation, Uber talking about the last exiting 3 weeks in eVTOL

UBER announcing the most interesting facts of the last 3 weeks Hundai entering the the eVTOL market with a full designed vehicle, their partnership with UBER and the plan to invest more than 1 Billion Dollars in this field, Joby announcing their partnership with UBER and receiving 590 Million US Dollars in the C round financing, and FAA announcing that they have 6 eVTOL designs in certification .

European Helicopter Association and EASA to launch EUROPEAN ROTORS fair in November 2020

The European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)  will organize the first  EUROPEAN ROTORS fair in Cologne in November 10-12 2020. It will also integrate the renowned EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium.

The fair will include both conventional helicopter and fast-growing eVTOL. The venue for EUROPEAN ROTORS will be Hall 8 and the Congress Centre North of Koelnmesse, Germany. The motto of EUROPEAN ROTORS 2020 is “It’s for everyone”. The market leaders Airbus, Bell, Leonardo and Safran are supporting the new format both through their presence as exhibitors and with an advisory function. 

The fair aims to offer operators, manufacturers, aviation authorities, the supporting industry, mechanics, pilots, customers and suppliers the opportunity to network and also to be informed on state-of-the-art equipment and services, and direct exchange with manufacturers, operators, Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) and maintenance organisations. Visitors will additionally have the chance to discuss present and future regulations as well as to participate in dedicated training.

The three-day event will also include the renowned EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium. Beside the organizers, the service partner is Messe Friedrichshafen, an experienced exhibition and fairs company, which also stages the established aviation show AERO Friedrichshafen.

Further information, including opening times and prices, is available at

Scylax new e cooperation with German Island Flyer

Scylax  from Germany which is developing a 10 seat short range electric twin engine aircraft and demonstrate that with the existing technology is possible to step in the area of commercial electric transportation.

announce today that the operator FLN  FRISIA-Luftverkehr GmbH Norddeich joined as new shareholder with the goal to bring their practical airliner experience in the development and certification of the new aircraft in order to replace their existing 10 aircraft with the new E10. FNS Frisia connects with their aircraft the North Sea German islands .

Together with FLN we redefined the aircraft in order to fulfil the airliner requirements:

– short takeoff and landing

– landing with strong cross wind

– robust construction with fix landing gear

– low noise

With the existing battery technology we can cover emission free  ( CO2 and noise) a 300 km leg. In about 10 Years more than 600 km.

The plan is to have in 3 years a demonstrator which will be in the first phase used by Frisia for Ireland  freight , than complete full EASA CS23 certification in max. 8 Years from now. We know that the certification process for such an electric aircraft is very complex. That’s why we fix a realistic certification goal. Of course we will do the best to finish the Certification sooner.

We concentrate now for raising the investment needed for the demonstrator.

Short aircraft specifications

– cruising speed: 300 km/h

– range:300 km

– Start and landing distance: under 300 m

– limit speed Flaps extended (VSO): 50 kts

– landing up to 40 kts side wind possible

– full carbon composite structure

– twin engine (2X260 kW)

– 10 Seats ( including pilot)

– seat abreast: Min. 800 mm

– cabin width:1.35 m

About FLN Frisia GmbH

The aviation company FLN Frisia-Luftverkehr GmbH in Norddeich was founded in 1969 to supplement shipping traffic to the East Frisian islands of Juist and Norderney by AG Reederei Norden-Frisia.

In 2014, the company merged with LFH Luftverkehr from Harle and since then serves as “island fliers” of the airfields Norddeich and Harle the destinations Juist and Wangerooge in regular service. At the moment “the island pilots” have a total of 14 Britten-Norman Islander and Cessna 172/182 aircraft. Maintenance and servicing of the aircraft is done by the subsidiary FLT Frisia Luftfahrttechnik GmbH in Harle. The FLN currently employs 60 people at both locations.

Last year, “the island pilots” transported a total of 133,000 passengers.

First eVtol flight at an international airtport in Helsinki

Helsinki, 30 August 2019 – Yesterday, Volocopter performed a flight at the Helsinki International Airport successfully integrated into both the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system. Within the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Programme this demonstration is the final leg of the Gulf of Finland (GOF) u-space project showing how ATM and UTM systems enable Urban Air Mobility (UAM). Urban environments require reliable solutions to enable safe airspace operations given the increasing number of drones and manned aircraft over cities. The GOF U-space flight trial demonstrated how ATM and UTM can act in combination to enable safe and efficient air taxi operation in urban environments, including airports.