Jetoptera News

EANAN AL SAMMA (EANAN) and Jetoptera, Inc. partner to launch VTOL platforms powered by Fluidic Propulsive System™.
Date Nov 28, 2023
EANAN Dubai and Jetoptera, Inc. have signed an agreement to enhance EANAN's growing portfolio of aircraft in Dubai. These aircraft set the course of future mobility options by the leader of unmanned aircraft designed and produced in Dubai.
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Jetoptera is getting exciting results in the wind tunnel!
Date Feb 17, 2023
In support of our USAF sponsored Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, Jetoptera worked with AeroTEC and Scaled Composites to design and build an engineering test article model specifically for wind tunnel testing.
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Jetoptera Completes Fourth USAF Awarded contract
Date Jan 11, 2023
Jetoptera has completed a fourth Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract awarded by the US Air Force that realized the first experimental evaluation of Jetoptera’s revolutionary concept of “3-in-1” propulsion, which enables aircraft to take off and land vertically (VTOL), yet accelerate to jet speeds in forward flight configuration- a High Speed VTOL (HSVTOL).
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Jetoptera 2022 Q1 Investor Update
Date Jun 13, 2022
Jetoptera had a strong start in 2022! We were awarded two new DoD contracts and we are in discussions with a potential customer who wants the J-4000 for a commercial application.
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USAF Awards Jetoptera Phase II STTR contract
Date May 31, 2022
The USAF has awarded Jetoptera, Inc. a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) contract. Jetoptera will perform a wind tunnel testing campaign of a concept High-Speed Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft that the company has refined after examining the results of recently collected test data.
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Jetoptera Receives Market Research Investment to Advance U.S. DoD High-Speed VTOL Capabilities
Date February 7, 2022
Jetoptera, Inc. today announced advancing to the next phase of the AFWERX High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) Concept Challenge, a crowdsourcing effort for the United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
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Freedom Flight Works Awards Subcontract to Jetoptera to support US Army Phase II SBIR Contract
Date January 3, 2022
Jetoptera has been awarded a new Phase II SBIR sub-contract by Freedom Flight Works, Inc. to collaborate in the development of a special mission variant of their Fluidic Propulsion System (FPS™) for reduced signature autonomous vehicles.
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USAF Awards Jetoptera Direct to Phase II SBIR contract
Date September 6, 2021
The USAF awarded Jetoptera, Inc. a Direct to Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. Jetoptera will design, build out and test an Upper Surface Blown Wing (USB) equipped, powered high-lift test article.
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Jetoptera selected by the U.S. Air Force for the High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) Concept Showcase
Date July 15, 2021
The HSVTOL Aircraft System with Adaptive Fluidic Propulsion Solution proposed by Jetoptera, Inc. with Northrop Grumman Corporation has been down-selected for the next phase of the High-Speed Vertical Take Off and Landing (HSVTOL) “Challenge” sponsored by AFWERX.
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Jetoptera receives contract awards from US Air Force
Date March 3, 2021
Jetoptera was recently awarded two 2021 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contracts from the USAF to further characterize the noise of its patented Fluidic Propulsive System (FPS™) in an anechoic chamber wind tunnel and to prove that the FPS™ used with an Upper Surface Blown Wing (USB) configuration will produce specific lift force levels similar to those of a rotor-wing aircraft, yet without moving parts.
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Army SBIR test results indicate the FPS is the most silent propulsion method in the skies
Date February 8, 2021
Jetoptera has conducted a series of tests to measure the noise signature of its patented 200 lbf-class Fluidic Propulsive System (FPS™) thrust augmentors as a subcontractor to Paragrine Systems, under a United States Department of Defense-funded research collaboration.
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Jetoptera’s flight demonstration using Ceramic Matrix Composites prompts invitation to Ceramics Expo 2020
Date September 23, 2020
The Ceramics Expo event this year went virtual. Our CEO/CTO Andrei Evulet was invited to participate in the panel 'Addressing the Challenges of Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMCs) Commercialization' panel, now available on demand.
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Jetoptera Announces Reg. CF Private Placement Offering through MicroVentures
Date February 20, 2020
Jetoptera is pleased to announce the launch of a private placement offering through MicroVentures, in accordance with Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg. CF) adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Engine Core and Airframe Progress Towards the FPS-200 Propulsion System and J-220 Aircraft
Date January 10, 2020
The Jetoptera FPS-200 propulsion system test campaign has begun with the gas generator firing for the first time in December. In collaboration with Acutronic Turbines Inc. and its joint-venture partner, AeroDesignWorks GmbH, Jetoptera has designed and is building and testing the prototype core engine.
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Jetoptera Awarded Three Critical Patents for Fluidic Propulsive System, Vertical Take-Off and Landing Configuration, and Flying Car Design
Date December 17, 2019
The U.S. Patent Office recently issued three patents to Jetoptera that solidify the company’s positioning to commercialize its Fluidic Propulsive System (FPS), configurations of that system for vertical take-off and landing aircraft, and designs for a streamlined and highly capable flying car.
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Transition flight test campaign concludes successfully
Date August 16, 2019
Jetoptera, Inc. has successfully completed a multi-month flight test campaign as part of its development of a unique VTOL, hover and transition control strategy for its platforms.
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Transition to landing and high speed, fully autonomous VTOL cargo delivery demonstration
Date July 18, 2019
In a continuing test of its unique platform, Jetoptera demonstrated transition from horizontal flight to landing, and high speed, fully autonomous cargo delivery. The test was done on the quarter-scale model of the J-2000 aircraft powered by Electric Ducted Fans (EDFs).
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Jetoptera demonstrates transition and high-speed flight with electric, quarter-scale model of J-2000 flying car
Date May 24, 2019
Jetoptera demonstrated transition from hover to horizontal flight, excellent maneuverability, and high speeds up to 90 mph with a quarter-scale model of the J-2000 two-seat manned aircraft.
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Jetoptera is awarded key patent on Fluidic Propulsive System™
Date April 9, 2019
The U.S. Patent Office recently issued Jetoptera U.S. Patent No. 10,207,812, entitled FLUIDIC PROPULSIVE SYSTEM AND THRUST AND LIFT GENERATOR FOR AERIAL VEHICLES.
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Jetoptera demonstrates hovering with Fluidic Propulsion System™
Date October 9, 2018
Jetoptera has successfully demonstrated hovering of an aircraft equipped with our Fluidic Propulsion System™ (FPS). The tethered tests of vertical takeoff and hovering were done using our 50 kg (110 lbs) platform.
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GE Aviation and Jetoptera join forces
 on Fluidic Propulsion System™ technology demonstrator
Date September 19, 2018
Jetoptera and GE Aviation have agreed to jointly demonstrate a 500-pound-force (lbf) class Fluidic Propulsion System leveraging a gas generator based on GE Aviation’s H-Series turboprop engine. This is the first step towards a fully customized gas generator which will lead to a Jetoptera 500 VTOL full flight demonstrator.
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Jetoptera commences VTOL test campaign
Date September 17, 2018
Aim is to demonstrate VTOL and hover flight for the Fluidic Propulsion System
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Jetoptera signs Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with US Navy
Date August 13, 2018
Jetoptera and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) - Crane Division have signed a CRADA, allowing research and development teams from both organizations to collaborate to extend advanced unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technologies.
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Jetoptera advances testing campaign for its unique airframe, proves maneuverability and key capabilities
Date July 22, 2018
Jetoptera demonstrated the maneuverability and capabilities of its J-55 Part 107 version, the inaugural model in the company’s planned suite of aircraft. The latest round of testing included vertical takeoff tests in tethered configuration, as well as hovering in free flight.
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Jetoptera’s recent tests demonstrate wing-borne propulsion capabilities
Date July 5, 2018
Jetoptera announces the successful completion of an initial phase of flight testing of its Fluidic Propulsion System™ (FPS™) on a glider-based test bed.  The test flights successfully operated the FPS™ at various speeds, attitudes and rates of climb in wing-borne deployment.
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Jetoptera, UAVenture Achieve Successful Autopilot Testing, Launch Partnership
Date June 1, 2018
Jetoptera, Inc. and UAVenture realized the first successful demonstration of autopilot capabilities deployed on Jetoptera’s proprietary, unique airframe system.
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Jetoptera accelerates after successful AUVSI Xponential showing
Date May 18, 2018
Jetoptera, Inc. introduced its revolutionary fluidic propulsion technology and aircraft at the AUVSI Xponential trade show in Denver, CO, at the beginning of May.
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Introducing the J2000 Flying Car
Date May 1, 2018
Here is our vision for the commute of the near future: sleek, compact, and faster than a race car.
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Fluidic propulsion™ takes off
Date Apr 26, 2018
Jetoptera, Inc. completed its first flight testing with a representative version of its proprietary and revolutionary Fluidic Propulsion System in a conventional take off configuration.  The test is a world premiere for technology of this nature.
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J55 Flight Testing
Date Apr 16, 2018
Jetoptera’s J55 model recently completed detailed airframe and propulsion qualification flight testing in a crucial step toward developing more powerful UAVs.
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Jetoptera earns finalist slot at AUVSI Xponential 2018 Startup Showdown
Date Mar 19, 2018
Jetoptera, an aviation startup headquartered in Seattle, WA, has been selected as one of five finalists at the AUVSI Xponential 2018 Startup Showdown. The company will present Jetoptera and compete for the grand prize in Denver, Co at the AUVSI Xponential 2018 on May 2.
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J55 Maiden Flight
Date Jan 14, 2018
The J55, a sub-55 pound UAS, made its maiden flight on January 14th. The J55 is the first product in Jetoptera’s development of unique unmanned and manned aircraft, and this model is capable of VTOL as well as cruising speeds over 200 mph.
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