Lilium has confirmed that its first full-scale Lilium Jet prototype was substantially damaged by a fire that broke out during ground maintenance activities.
Aircraft crashworthiness will be one element of assuring the overall safety of urban air mobility, and must be designed into eVTOLs from an early stage.
An updated NTSB report suggests that Boeing’s PAV prototype crashed after resonant aircraft vibrations incorrectly activated the vehicle’s ground mode.
Don’t count on air taxis serving as flying “designated drivers,” and other lessons from the 2018 helicopter crash that killed five FlyNYON passengers.
Uber and its competitors are taking voluntary steps to enhance the safety of aerial ridesharing, but more regulation may be necessary in the long term.
Alauda Racing thinks its new motorsport concept will help drive innovation in the eVTOL industry, but an unpromising demo suggests it has more work to do.