The Electric VTOL News eNewsletter

The Electric VTOL™ eNewsletter started in 2016 as a means to inform the attendees of the VFS Transformative Vertical Flight Workshops and interested parties of news in the eVTOL world. Since then, it has grown to be a regular report on eVTOL aircraft, progress and developments. Since May 2017, it has also highlighted new aircraft in the World eVTOL Aircraft Developments and...

Eric Allison testimony March 2019

4th Congressional Hearing on UAM

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the US House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee held a hearing on "Looking Forward: Aviation 2050" that included testimony on Urban Air Mobility (UAM) by Eric Allison, Head of Uber Elevate. The video lasts 2 hours 22 minutes.

Chair Statement 

  • Rick Larsen (D-WA),...

Vertical Flight Society at Heli-Expo 2019

The Vertical Flight Society hosted two sessions at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2019 trade show held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

On Monday, March 4, VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director of VFS presented on The Future of Vertical Flight. Slides are available and...

Beta Ava XC eVTOL

Electric VTOL for Organs on Demand

Electric VTOL for Organs on Demand
United Therapeutics has big plans for the future of organ transplantation,
and eVTOL aircraft are an integral part of its vision.

By Elan Head
Vertiflite Mar/Apr 2019

For many entrants in the race to develop electric...

Lift's Hexa.

LIFT’s Hexa Lifts Off

LIFT’s Hexa Lifts Off

By Andrew Barber
Vertiflite Mar/Apr 2019

Austin, Texas-based LIFT Aircraft revealed itself on Dec. 11, 2018. The LIFT Hexa is an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) single-passenger wingless multicopter aimed primarily...

Bell Nexus at CES 2019.

eVTOL Captures the Attention of CES

eVTOL Captures the Attention of CES
Electric VTOL and urban air mobility developers are reaching out to the consumer
to create demand and prepare the way for public acceptance.

By Jim Sherman
Vertiflite Mar/Apr 2019

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES),...

6th eVTOL Symposium

6th eVTOL Symposium Presentations

The sell-out 8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting & 6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium was a phenomenal success, with some 375 attendees. A series of articles in this issue of Vertiflite highlight the news and announcements from this event.

PDFs of the papers and presentations are now available:

  • Attendees can go to and enter the...
Bell Nexus over Dallas, Texas

The eVTOL Industry in Transition

The eVTOL Industry in Transition
In light of the watershed 6th Annual eVTOL Symposium, and recent news and events,
Vertiflite asses
ses how the burgeoning industry is maturing.

By Kenneth I. Swartz
Vertiflite Mar/Apr 2019

In the five years since...

Eric Fanning

3rd Congressional Hearing Talks UAM

On Feb. 7, Eric Fanning, the President and CEO of Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) testified in a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing entitled, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait.” In his remarks, Fanning spoke extensively of the potential of UAM.