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  • FAA talks at The Electric VTOL Revolution press briefing

    eVTOL News at Heli-Expo 2018

    Heli-Expo Press Briefing:
    The Electric VTOL Revolution

    Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N110
    Wednesday, Feb. 28 @ 11:00-11:45 am

    AHS International Executive Director Mike Hirschberg hosted a panel discussing the promise, progress and challenges of electric VTOL aircraft development. More than 50 companies are currently developing eVTOL aircraft (see the AHS...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • VerdeGo Green Team

    VerdeGo Green Team

    Erik Lindbergh, grandson of famed aviators Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, has founded VerdeGo Aero, “an innovative new aerospace company with a mission to provide the upcoming multi-billion-dollar urban transportation market with a safe, clean, and quiet hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that can fly piloted or autonomously.” The new company, with Lindbergh as president, taps electric aircraft industry pioneers Dr....

  • Uber Elevate Joins NASA, Los Angeles

    Uber announced on Nov. 8 that it had signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA for “the development of new Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) concepts and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) that will enable safe and efficient operations of small UAS at low altitudes.” Uber’s participation in NASA’s UTM Project will aid the company in conducting demonstration flights of UberAIR in two US cities by 2020. This is Uber’s first partnership with a federal government agency in its pursuit of...