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4th Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop
  • 08 Jun 2017 01:25 PM
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4th Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop

The 4th Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop kicked off today in Denver, Colorado as part of AIAA AVIATION 2017's Transformational Electric Flight Workshop.

The opening panel on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 live-streamed (2 hours):

Aircraft Electric Propulsion: Transforming Aviation

Briefing slide on eVTOL Resources
Briefing slide on eVTOL Resources
  • Andrew R. Gibson, President, Business Development, Aerospace Engineer, Empirical Systems Aerospace (Moderator): slides (pdf)
  • Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director, AHS International — The Vertical Flight Technical Society: slides (pdf)
  • Amy Jankovsky, Subproject Manager, Hybrid Gas-Electric Propulsion, NASA Glenn Research Center: slides (pdf)
  • Matt Knapp, Founder and Aero CTO, Zunum Aero 
  • Joseph Oldham, Director, San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center, CALSTART: slides (pdf)

On Tuesday, June 6, the AIAA AVIATION plenary keynote presentation was also livestreamed (1 hour):

Innovation in the Age of the Third Revolution

  • Paul Eremenko, Chief Technology Officer, Airbus (starts at the 3:15 minute mark in the livestream)

On Friday, June 9, the AIAA AVIATION plenary keynote presentation was also livestreamed (1 hour):

Urban On-Demand Aerial Ridesharing—The Next Commercial Aviation Market

  • Mark Moore, Director of Aviation, Uber Engineering (starts at the 6:00 minute mark in the livestream)

On Thursday, June 8, two panels (not livestreamed) covered aircraft development:

Electric Aircraft Prototyping

Vahana overview
  • Tine Tomažič, Director of R&D, Pipistrel: slides (pdf)
  • Sean Clarke, Principal Investigator for NASA's X-57 Maxwell experimental aircraft and Advanced Systems Development Engineer, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center: slides (pdf)
  • Geoffrey Bower, Chief Engineer, A³ by Airbus: slides (pdf)
  • Francesco Giannini, Aircraft Designer, Advanced Concepts, Aurora Flight Sciences: slides (pdf)
  • David Josephson, Engineer/CEO, Josephson Engineering, Inc.: slides (pdf)

Urban VTOL Panel Discussion

  • Brian J. German Associate Professor, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Moderator)
  • Jon Rimanelli, CEO, Detroit Aircraft
  • Geoffrey Bower, Chief Engineer, A³ by Airbus
  • Gregory J. Bowles, Vice President of Global Innovation & Policy, General Aviation Manufacturers Association
  • David Josephson, Engineer/CEO, Josephson Engineering, Inc.
  • Mark D. Moore, Director of Aviation Engineering, Uber Technologies
  • Tine Tomažič, Director of R&D, Pipistrel

5th Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop 

The next workshop will be held in conjunction with the AHS International Technical Meeting "Aeromechanics Design for Transformative Vertical Flight," Jan. 16 - 19, 2018, Holiday Inn at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California: www.vtol.org/aeromechanics

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