Schubeler and Bellwether Industries to Build and Test Electric Propulsion Systems for Volars

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11/12/23 A Strategic Alliance between Bellwether Industries and Schubeler will accelerate eVTOL Innovation within Volar Project.

Bellwether Industries, a pioneering force in Urban Aerial Mobility (UAM), proudly announces a strategic partnership with Schubeler, a globally acclaimed leader in electric propulsion technology. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in the evolution of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) solutions.

Schubeler, a trusted long-term collaborator, has played a key role in supporting Bellwether’s prototype development, notably contributing to the success of the prior generation Antelope model. The forthcoming launch of the Oryx model signifies the culmination of their efforts. This partnership underscores a joint commitment to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation in propulsion and vehicle development.

The union between Bellwether Industries and Schubeler promises to open new frontiers in aerial mobility solutions, heralding an era defined by cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking prototypes. This collaboration embodies a commitment to innovation and excellence, driving both companies to lead the evolution of efficient, electric air travel.

Daniel Schubeler, Schubeler’s Founder & Co-CEO, had the following to say about the partnership: “Among the numerous initiatives transforming personal aerial mobility, Bellwether Industries occupies a unique slot. Their compelling vision for future personal urban mobility, technological  boldness and strategic presence in regions of the world that are the most likely to embrace aerial mobility put them at the forefront of the market. We’re honored to bring Bellwether expertise in clean, safe, silent, high-performance and certification-ready electric propulsion systems.”

Vidyut Jacob, Bellwether’s Senior Director of Mobility & Strategy, emphasises Schubeler’s integral role in the realm of electric propulsion, stating: “Schubeler’s contribution to the development of electric propulsion has been pivotal in shaping Bellwether’s Volar eVTOL. Both entities share a strong commitment to innovation and technology advancement. We are looking forward to integrating their propulsion technology into our upcoming phases, including the highly anticipated full-scale launch, further solidifying our collaboration.”

The partnership between Bellwether Industries and Schubeler Technologies demonstrates their commitment to driving realistic innovation in the field of aerial mobility. This collaboration signifies a significant milestone that promises to redefine the future of air travel, setting new benchmarks for efficiency, sustainability, and technological advancement.

As part of their partnership, Bellwether has invited Schubeler to showcase their latest electric ducted fan for eVTOL applications – the eP05-21 – at Bellwether’s booth at the Dubai Air Show on November 13 to 17, 2023.

ABOUT BELLWETHER INDUSTRIES

Bellwether Industries is a human-centric UAM company founded in London in 2019. The mission is to provide the most compatible Urban Air Mobility (UAM) solution for intracity travels with a safe, efficient, and comfortable experience.

Starting with the invention of ‘Volar’, Bellwether’s core mission is to bring urban air mobility to people’s daily lives and minimise the influence on the environment including potential physical damage and noise, and to make the most efficient use of space and time. Volar is defined as a new category of private urban aircraft for intra-city travel. It has a hidden propulsion system, environmental friendliness, a compact profile, and the ability to take off and land vertically. The team believes that people commuting in the sky is inevitable within the next 10 years. A volar will be capable to take anyone to fly anytime and anywhere to any point in cities.

The ultimate goal of Bellwether Industries is to build a brand new 3-dimensional lifestyle and to lead the world toward a more comprehensive urban mobility.

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ABOUT SCHUBELER

A globally recognized expert in electric propulsion systems, Schubeler offers off-the-shelf electric ducted fans and custom made propulsion solutions to a wide variety of customers in need of aerospace and turbo-machinery components.

Founded in 1997, Schubeler has been relentlessly pursuing innovation in the field of electric propulsion systems. With an initial focus on electric CFRP axial fans for the sports and hobby sector, Schubeler built its reputation meeting the needs of demanding customers with a passion for high-end Aeromodelling. By doing so, Schübeler gained invaluable experience that enabled it to solve special propulsion problems for commercial applications after its aeromodelist customers started introducing Schubeler products into their professional projects as a novel solution for achieving thrust, volume flow and/or pressure in highly challenging environments.

A growing customer base made of international companies and start-ups driven by the ever-expansive electrification of traditional industries helped propel Schubeler as a global leader in electric propulsion. True to its founding in 1997, from theory to application, the company continuously develops, tests and manufactures innovative, high-performance and high efficiency propulsion systems.

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