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  • 5th Annual Transformative VTOL Workshop Videos and Briefings

    AHS International's 5th Annual Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop, held in Jan. 2018 in San Francisco, California, featured the latest advances and possibilities in urban air mobility. Videos and presentations for the workshop are now available for download: www.vtol.org/TVF-2018

    Check out all eVTOL videos on the AHS YouTube Channel.

    Next year's workshop will be rebranded as the "6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium" and is planned to be held in Jan 2019 in...

  • A³ Vahana eVTOL Tiltwing

    A³ Vahana eVTOL Tiltwing

    Advanced VTOL Demonstrators Accelerate Full Tilt

    Vertiflite, March/April 2018

    Vahana, the all-electric VTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, made its first full-scale flight on Jan. 31, 2018, at the Pendleton UAS Range in Pendleton, Oregon. The first untethered flight of the unmanned, fully self-piloted electric...

  • Joby Aviation S4 eVTOL Tiltprop

    Joby Aviation S4 eVTOL Tiltprop

    Advanced VTOL Demonstrators Accelerate Full Tilt

    Vertiflite, March/April 2018

    Joby Aviation, Inc., which went silent in late 2016 shortly after telling Vertiflite that it would fly in early 2017 (“The Demand for On-Demand Mobility, Vertiflite, Jan./Feb. 2017), revealed on Feb. 1 that it is well...

  • XTI Aircraft Refines its TriFan 600 VTOL BizJet

    XTI Aircraft Refines its TriFan 600 VTOL BizJet

    Will the civil air transport sector accept a regional VTOL aircraft that is not a tiltrotor? Vertiflite looks at one company’s offering.

    By Robert W. Moorman

    Vertiflite, March/April 2018

    Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) -capable aircraft other...

  • The eVTOL is in the Details

    The eVTOL is in the Details

    The AHS International Transformative Vertical Flight meeting looks at the
    payoffs and challenges of 
    electric vertical takeoff and landing.

    By Frank Colucci

    Vertiflite, March/April 2018

     

    All 61 technical papers from the TVF...

  • Aviation Comes to the Consumer at CES 2018

    Aviation Comes to the Consumer at CES 2018

    By Mike Hirschberg, AHS International Executive Director

    Vertiflite, March/April 2018

    The Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2018 (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show) took place Jan. 9–12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Key themes at the largest technology exhibition in the world included the promise...

  • Turning Volts to VTOL

    Turning Volts to VTOL

    The motors that propel and control electric vertical flight pose design, integration and certification challenges.

    By Frank Colucci

    Vertiflite, Jan/Feb, 2018

    The AHS website on manned electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft — www.eVTOL.news — catalogs more than 40 separate aircraft...

  • Compact Vertical Flight: Urban Aeronautics Advances

    Compact Vertical Flight: Urban Aeronautics Advances

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, Jan/Feb, 2018

    Urban Aeronautics is developing a family of quiet internal fan VTOL aircraft to fly almost anywhere.

    Imagine a time in the not-too-distant future when unmanned vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft stealthily cross urban...

  • Commentary: 75 Years of Advancing Vertical Flight

    Commentary: 75 Years of Advancing Vertical Flight

    By Mike Hirschberg, AHS International Executive Director

    AHS can claim a share of the credit in the development of the V-22 and F-35B, and is working to do the same with FVL and eVTOL.

    From Vertiflite, Jan/Feb 2018

    Seventy-five years ago, on Feb. 25, 1943, 26-year old Edward Katzenberger stood up in a...