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DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

  D AILY INNOVATION BRIEF                                                                                                          By Journalists Edward Kane & Maryanne Kane AIRLANDER - NEW FORM OF AIR TRAVEL                                                     Source:  Airlander Now under development in the UK, Airlander is a huge, helium powered airship that is a very advanced technology blimp, designed to be configured for passengers, cargo & more Innovated by Hybrid Air Vehicles, Airlander is set to become operational in 2025 or early 2026 It's faster than a ship, easier to fuel than an aircraft - plus it is energy efficient According to the company, it can reach zero emissions travel faster than any other form of transportation Range:  4600 miles Top Speed: 80 mph Power: 40% of lift comes from aerodynamic design; helium & 4 engines now running on jet fuel but will go electric/green Emissions:  75% less than a similar sized plane Potential Uses:   Luxury travel with

Japan's Do It Yourself eVTOL

  Buy It, Build It, Fly It - Tetra's Mk-5                                                                        Source:  Tetra Aviation The Tetra Mk-5 Japan based Tetra Aviation has developed and is testing a build-it-yourself electric aircraft called the Mk-5. It's a one seater eVTOL lightweight flying machine that can support a pilot under 250 pounds and requires a private pilot's license.  This is a very different approach to personal air mobility.  Tetra is offering buyers the opportunity to "buy it, build it, fly it". As a home built experimental aircraft in the US, it has to be inspected, approved and registered by the FAA to make it legal to fly. Full Electric, Vertical Takeoff & Landing Flying There is a front and back wing. Each wing has 8 propulsion pods. Each propulsion pod has a pair of vertical lift rotors that are assembled across the front and back wings and a cruise prop. Maximum speed is 100 mph and the range on a charge is 100 miles. All of