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  • XTI Continues Progress

    XTI Continues Progress

    By VFS Staff

    Vertiflite, September/November 2019

    Testing of the 65%-scale unmanned demonstrator of the XTI Aircraft TriFan 600 has moved to the Northrop Grumman Utah Unmanned Aerial...

  • Hirschberg @ Forum 75, May 14, 2019

    Commentary: VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

    VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

    By Mike Hirschberg, VFS Executive Director

    Vertiflite, July/August 2019

    Electric/hybrid-electric propulsion enables new vertical flight aircraft configurations that have tremendous potential — but also significant challenges —...

  • Mark Moore, Uber Elevate Summit 2019

    Uber Elevate Touches Down in DC

    Uber Elevate Touches Down in DC

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    The unprecedented scale of Uber’s air taxi vision has attracted the participation of major aerospace, automotive and real estate companies, investors, innovators and more. 

    The third annual Uber Elevate...

  • Flying Solo: GoFly Advances Single-Passenger Air Mobility Solutions

    Flying Solo: GoFly Advances Single-Passenger Air Mobility Solutions
    By Nicolas Zart
    Vertiflite, May/June 2019

    GoFly has awarded five teams $50,000 each toward their efforts to develop personal flying devices.

    The $2M GoFly Prize competition has completed its second phase and has so far received more interest than ever...

  • The full-scale mock-up of the Bell Nexus sparked the imagination of Heli-Expo attendees for the potential of eVTOL. (VFS photo)

    Bell Nexus Partners Connect

    Bell Nexus Partners Connect
    By Kenneth I. Swartz
    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    Bell and its partners talk about its Nexus eVTOL and the team’s approach to creating a revolutionary new type of aircraft.

    As its name suggests, the Bell Nexus hybrid-electric VTOL is all about making...

  • Airbus A³ Vahana eVTOL in flight.

    The Electric VTOL Industry Shifts Gears

    The Electric VTOL Industry Shifts Gears
    By Kenneth I. Swartz
    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    A VFS panel and other discussions at Heli-Expo provided an opportunity for the commercial helicopter operating community to ask some tough questions about eVTOL technology.

    For the second year in a row, the Vertical Flight Society...

  • AutoflightX V600 prototype front view, first unveiled in Germany on 10 April 2019. Photo for VFS by Ian Frain.

    AutoFlightX Breaks Cover

    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    AutoFlightX GmbH, based near Munich, Germany, unveiled its full-sized V600 prototype on April 10 at the AERO Friedrichshafen 2019 aviation trade show. The two-place all-electric V600 aircraft has six propellers for lift fitted on two booms parallel to the fuselage and a pusher propeller in the...

  • EHang 216 flying in the Generali Arena in Vienna, Austria on April 4, 2019. Photo credit: Gerry Frank.

    EHang Flies in Austria

    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    On April 4, the EHang Air Mobility Group, based in Guangzhou, China, and the Austrian FACC aviation company flew media representatives on demonstration flights in the two-seat EHang 216 eVTOL. The flights were conducted in the Generali Arena in Vienna, Austria. EHang is part of the Urban Air...

  • XTI Trifan 600 March 23, 2019.

    XTI TriFan 600 Nearly Complete

    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    Englewood, Colorado-based XTI Aircraft Company announced in a March 23 tweet that it was making progress with their 65%-scale hybrid-electric VTOL demonstrator: “Finalizing assembly and preparing for first flight … new motors arrive this week, fly soon after!!” In addition, the photo...