ePropell appoints Bonhams global director to commercial advisory board

ePropelled, a specialist in magnetic engineering technology for electro-magnetic motors, has announced the appointment of Mark Osborne to the company’s commercial advisory board. CEO of the firm Nick Grewal, which builds products focused on the UAV market, welcomed Osborne to the firm. He said: “We are lucky to have Mark as a member our Commercial Advisory Board. Mark is knowledgeable of the automobile industry and is passionate about advancing automotive technology. Mark’s sound advice and enthusiasm for motors and electric vehicles are what we need to help drive us to our goals.” Osborne has worked in the auction industry for
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Skyports sees capital raise hit £6m with Irelandia Aviation investment

Skyports has confirmed an extension to its Series A funding to the total of £6m. The latest investment came from Irelandia Aviation, joining existing Series A investors Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, Groupe ADP and Levitate Capital in the investment round. Skyports intends to use the funds to continue its ambitious programme of site acquisition for passenger and cargo vertiports in cities around the world, including Singapore and Los Angeles. The company will also expand its team to enable the full commercialisation of its urban and rural drone delivery services. Founder and managing partner of Irelandia Aviation, Declan Ryan, will also
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UAV operating life increased by new main rotor blades

Main Rotor Blades
UAVOS has completed its tests of the new version of the main rotor blades for installation on helicopters with a take-off mass of 50 kg and a rotor diameter of 2600mm, a move which results in increased operating life. It detailed that as a result of the modification, the aerodynamic stability of the blade has been improved, and wear resistance has been increased during flights in severe weather conditions, thereby the product’s operating life has doubled. Commenting on the development, Aliaksei Stratsilatau, CEO, said: “Rotor blade tips spin at near sound speeds. And any object, whether it be dust, sand,
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Skyportz and Parking Australia enter flying taxi partnership

Skyportz CEO Clem Newton-Brown today has announced his firm has entered into a partnership with Parking Australia, the Association which represents the owners of commercial car parks around the country. The Skyportz CEO said said that under the partnership, Skyportz will be readying members’ sites for future use in urban aerial mobility services, otherwise known as flying taxis as well as delivery drone services. Earlier this year Uber Air announced it had chosen Melbourne as its first international test city outside of the United States. Skyportz met with Uber Air executives last year to support the Victorian Government bid and
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