Revolution.Aero’s Five on Friday: AutoFlight, Bell and eMagic



Welcome to this week’s selection of five top stories from the world of advanced air mobility. We include news from AutoFlight, Bell and eMagic.


Industry News

AutoFlight secures $100m for global expansion

Shanghai-based eVTOL developer AutoFlight secured $100m in a Series A funding round from Berlin tech holding company called Team Global. AutoFlight will use this for international expansion, and scaling cargo eVTOL production.

Textron reveals Bell’s Nexus eVTOL may not make it to market

Although Textron still has strong ambitions in the electric aviation and wider AAM sector, it is unlikely that the long-awaited Bell Nexus eVTOL aircraft will be its first product in this market, at least not in its current iteration.

Original Volocopter co-founder unveils tandem-wing eVTOL

Thomas Senkel, one of the original founders of the company that eventually became Volocopter, has now unveiled an eVTOL concept, through a new company eMagic, with a tandem fixed-wing design.

Zuri’s first hybrid-electric VTOL hover test

Prague-based hybrid-electric VTOL developer Zuri has released footage of its first tethered hover test completed by its technology demonstrator in September. Last month, it closed a $1.5m funding round bringing total funding to $2.7m.

Skyroads joins Supernal’s AAM consortium

Air traffic management startup Skyroads is backing Supernal’s efforts to develop an airspace operating environment for AAM services, by joining its Airspace Management Consortium.