Revolution.Aero’s Five on Friday: Whisper Aero, Surf Air Mobility and ePlane



This week’s selection of five big industry stories begins with the Archer-Wisk dispute. We also include news from Whisper Aero, Surf Air Mobilty and ePlane.


Helicopter Investor London 2021

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Industry News

Archer likely to prevail over Wisk in first round of trade secrets battle

The federal judge overseeing the legal battle between rival eVTOL developers Wisk and Archer said he is inclined to deny Wisk’s motion for a preliminary injunction.

Opener’s BlackFly to be flown at EAA AirVenture

Opener will perform the first public manned flights of its BlackFly eVTOL aircraft at next week’s Electric Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin – which takes place from July 26th-31st.

Whisper Aero wants to be the ‘Pratt & Whitney of electric propulsion’

Low noise will play a pivotal role in the approach urban air mobility veterans, Mark Moore and Ian Villa, are taking with Tennessee-based Whisper Aero.

Surf Air plans hybrid-electric Cessna Grand Caravan fleet

Surf Air Mobility has committed to buying up to 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX single-engine utility turboprop aircraft from Textron Aviation.

India’s ePlane unveils compact eVTOL aircraft

Intended for use as an in-city electric air taxi, ePlane’s e200 will have a 125m (200km) range with two passenger capacity. The aircraft is already being prototyped, and is expected to hit the skies by early 2023.