Curran and team are the latest known to have learned by direct testing that eVTOL AWES cannot possibly achieve essential reliability, nor scale much [video 1:17]. That’s valuable new empirical heuristic data. About a dozen current AWE ventures are still selling investments in this and related architectures. There will be only two types of AWES; those that prevailed, and those that didn’t.
Note that Curran’s AWES R&D is part of the North American NW R&D constellation, with many great AWE players going back decades. A NW AWE conference will be huge, when AWEurope-AWEC conference hosting finally resumes intercontinental rotation. Curran’s diverse BC cohort will be there.