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Illustration of a future droneport.

What Is a Droneport?

Airport. √ Vertiport. √ Droneport? Stay tuned.

You’ve heard of airports. Society will soon be hearing more about droneports.

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A man standing with arms crossed in front of an XWing aircraft.

AI Has Come for Your Aircraft

Xwing President and CTO Maxime Gariel reveals how the aviator is unleashing AI technology to power up their aircraft

You may have noticed that our lives — our digital lives and, by extension, practically every aspect of our offline lives — are about to undergo a radical transformation not seen since the advent of the internet.  That transformation is being powered by artificial intelligence (AI). AI is computers supercomputing and processing data faster and…

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Illustration of a red city bus at the base of a vertiport with an air taxi on top of it.

Vertiport, Vertiport, Wherefore Shall I Integrate You?

Using a GIS-Based Approach to Suss Out Suitable Vertiport Locations

Much of the discussion surrounding the integration of urban/advanced air mobility (UAM/AAM) has focused on how best to accommodate this new transportation mode into the National Air Space (NAS) of any given nation-state (such as the United States) or a supranational union of states (such as the European Union). But, to date, little consideration has…

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A grid of subjects related to advanced aircraft issues.

Could You Recharge Your eVTOL Batteries in 6 Minutes?

UK-based Nyobolt claims it has developed the technology to charge an EV capable of traveling 155 miles after just six minutes of charging. Compare that to some slow-charging technologies that can take a car up to 14 hours to charge. Led by St. John’s College Engineering, PhD, Dr. Sai Shivareddy and Cambridge University Professor Clare…

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black and yellow evtols parked on top a veriport

eVTOL Batteries: Advanced Machine Learning for AAM

Delft University Researchers Provide UAM Operators a Prognostics Tool for Battery Life

If you use your mobile phone frequently, when the remaining battery life reaches 20%, the battery indicator icon in the upper right of the screen turns red. But if you’re operating your eVTOL the way many passenger-carrying operators expect to – lots of takeoffs and landings throughout the day, ferrying passengers from airports to downtown…

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A futuristic night sky in a city with many different types of flying vehicles.

The ABCs of KPIs for UAM

It Will Take an SoS Approach

A cohort of scientists have posited a theory and published a paper that effectively applies Pearson’s Law to the impending implementation and integration of urban air mobility (UAM) into a given national airspace. Pearson, a late 19th Century-early 20th Century academic who taught at King’s College, Cambridge divined, “That which is measured improves. That which is measured…

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