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Airborne-Unmanned 01.25.21: Big eHang Sale, Zuri VTOL, Lockheed-Electra

Also: MCDO Legal Fund, Advance Innovative Engineering, Virgin Orbit, Eco-Politics Target Av

EHang holdings announced that one of the bigger Japanese air mobility companies, AirX, has placed a pre-order for 50 units of their EH216 AAV, making it the biggest order ever received in-country.

Japan sees the improvement in transportation and freight transport as key to serve their aging population in the coming decades. The pre-order is meant to facilitate AirX's Urban Air Mobility projects in the works, predominately in air taxi service at the 2025 World Expo in Osaka, Japan. Czech sustainable aviation manufacturer-to-be, Zuri, has announced the first evolution of its aircraft. The new Zuri in the works is currently designated within the company as ZURI 2.0, with a dedicated freight version, the Zuri 2.0 CARGO. The concept takes the original hybrid VTOL aircraft and adds recent developmental experiences gleaned since last summer's tech demonstrations and hover testing. Electra.aero has received an investment during its Series A funding round from the venture arm of Lockheed Martin, which will be used to support the company's plans to fly a full-scale demonstrator aircraft for their hybrid eSTOL technology. The prototype is hoped to take flight sometime in 2022, pending successful ground tests of the propulsion system. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!

Airborne-Unmanned 01.25.21 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Tuesday, January 25th, 2022... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Holland Lee, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, and Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, this episode covers:

  • EHang Pre-Sells 50 eVTOLs in Japan
  • Zuri VTOL Updated to Ver 2.0 
  • Lockheed Venture Arm Invests in Electra
  • MCDO Legal Fund Begun for Michigan Drone Battle
  • Advance Innovative Engineering Tests Drone Engine
  • Virgin Orbit's Above the Clouds Mission Successful 
  • Eco-Politics Target Aviation: EPA To Investigate Lead, Aviation

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