A Palo Alto startup has popped up out of stealth mode to lay another eVTOL air taxi design on the growing pile. Archer proposes a transitioning, winged, battery-powered aircraft, and its team includes senior talent from Vahana, Wisk and Joby Aviation.
In its 50th test flight, Vahana's Alpha One is starting to demonstrate its tilt-wing flight capabilities. Its eight electric props point skyward for vertical takeoff and landing, then tilt forward when in motion for efficient, quick winged flight over long ranges.
Aerospace giant Airbus outlined its developing portfolio of urban air mobility solutions at the Paris Air Show yesterday. The roadmap puts the company's previous electrification projects in context and outlines future projects we'll see over the next few years.