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Rutan Working On EVTOL
Russ Niles
October 28, 20191

Legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan has reportedly turned his
outside-the-box vision toward eVTOL transportation and he’s already
said to prepare for something different. “It’s pretty different from
the 170 different outfits that are doing eVTOL now,” he is quoted as
saying by Aviation Week. “And that’s all I can say about it.” Rutan
“retired” in 2011 after his company Scaled Composites sold but he’s
been working ever since on projects ranging from the massive
Stratolaunch to his own amphib.

Meanwhile some of the “170 different outfits” achieved some milestones
in the last week, according to transportup.com. Israel’s Eviation has
reported a total of 150 orders for its 11-seat electric commuter
aircraft. Volocopter flew its multicopter manned for the first time in
Singapore on Oct. 22. It coincided with the opening of the first air
taxi voloport in Singapore.
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