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August 16, 2021

Kaman AeroSpace To Build Vy 400 High Speed VTOL Aircraft

Transcend Air Selects Kaman Corporation Subsidy For The Project

Designed with cost and time reduction in mind, the Vy 400 design may be set to give Transcend Air access to regional, city-to-city travel with its vertical takeoff and landing potential. Gregory Bruell, Co-Founder and CEO of Transcend Air said, “Because of the Vy’s high speed, we can complete many more passenger trips per aircraft. The combination of that with VTOL is key to our revolutionary economics, and Kaman will be key to us scaling up production to meet the huge demand that our mass market fares will drive.”

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Vertical Flight Society Reaches 500 Electric VTOL Concepts Cataloged

Growing Interest in eVTOL Aircraft Reflected In Rapid Growth

The Vertical Flight Society reveals that it now has 500 electric VTOL aircraft concepts cataloged on its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory. “Electric VTOL aircraft promise to be safer, quieter, cheaper and cleaner than today’s fossil-fuel-burning aircraft,” said VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg. “The aircraft design freedom from mechanical drive systems through distributed electric propulsion (DEP) allows myriad new vertical flight aircraft concepts, and innovators around the world are exploring the possibilities that electric propulsion can provide.”

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Johns Creek Partners With Airspace Link To Enhance Drone Safety

First Municipality In Georgia To Launch The FLYSAFE Program

The City of Johns Creek is partnering with Airspace Link, Inc., a provider of drone flight authorization and management solutions, to launch its new FLYSAFE program that helps local drone pilots fly safely and compliantly under FAA guidelines. Johns Creek is the first municipality in Georgia to launch the FLYSAFE program, which integrates FAA data with the city's interactive mapping services, giving drone pilots the ability to safely fly in the community by ensuring they avoid ground hazards and areas with high population densities.

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Trace Aviation Acquired By Precision Aviation Group

PAG Expands Landing Gear Capabilities

Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group reveals the acquisition of Trace Aviation of Jackson, Mississippi. TA is widely recognized for its MRO capabilities on King Air/1900 landing gear assemblies and has been specializing in the exchange and overhaul of King Air landing gear since 2004. TA repairs worn bores and bushings, brace assemblies, hydraulics, actuator housings, cylinder bearings and axles. The company stocks landing gear assemblies for King Air 90, 100, 200, 300, and 1900 platforms. The partnership is set to provide PAG with the opportunity to expand upon its landing gear work while allowing TA the same for its capabilities and reach.

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