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VFS at CES2019

VFS at CES2019

  • 15 Jan 2019 02:58 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society was actively engaged in the CES 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 8–11, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. See below for panel reports, photos and a consolidation of news on the Bell Nexus air taxi.

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CES 2019 Panel: Future of Transportation

CES 2019 Panel: Future of Transportation

  • 15 Jan 2019 02:54 PM
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Once again, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest assembly of the latest and greatest consumer technology from around the world, kicked off in Las Vegas Jan. 8-11, 2019. And as usual the Consumer Technology Association assembled some very exciting conference sessions, especially in mobility and transportation.

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CES 2019 Panel: Flying Taxis

CES 2019 Panel: Flying Taxis

  • 15 Jan 2019 02:52 PM
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Once again, the consumer technology world put its focus on Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest assembly of the latest and greatest technology — from phones and TVs, to drones, cars and, yes even VTOL aircraft and a yacht. This year, the Consumer Technology Association assembled some exciting conference sessions on mobility and transportation.

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Bell Reveals Nexus Air Taxi

Bell Reveals Nexus Air Taxi

  • 07 Jan 2019 02:44 PM
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Fairfax, Virginia, USA — The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, salutes the unveiling of the Bell Nexus hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft today at CES 2019, the world's largest consumer technology show.

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Kitty Hawk Cora – Year in Review

Kitty Hawk Cora – Year in Review

  • 03 Jan 2019 02:42 PM
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In a year-end report, Kitty Hawk Corporation provided an update on the two-seat Cora eVTOL aircraft first unveiled in March 2018, which is now undergoing autonomous flight-testing in California and New Zealand.

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Vertical Aerospace Opens Up

Vertical Aerospace Opens Up

  • 02 Jan 2019 08:52 PM
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On Sept. 10, 2018, the Bristol, UK-based startup, Vertical Aerospace, Ltd., revealed that it had built and flown the UK’s first full-scale electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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What Else to Do with an Army of Interns

What Else to Do with an Army of Interns

  • 02 Jan 2019 12:24 PM
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During my ten-week NASA Aeromechanics Branch internship, I focused on what is considered by some as the most ambitious and ground-breaking new market of the modern aviation industry: urban air mobility (UAM). Even before The Jetsons’ first appearance on TV in the early 1960s, the world has hungered for a possible future of commuting to work by sky. Yet, what started out as a fantasy has slowly turned into an increasingly urgent need.

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Terrafugia Unveils New TF-2

Terrafugia Unveils New TF-2

  • 02 Jan 2019 10:17 AM
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At the National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAABACE) held Oct. 16–18, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, flying car company Terrafugia announced that it had down-selected to a single approach for its multi-modal passenger and cargo-carrying transportation system. The company was previously considering two approaches for its TF-2 eVTOL aircraft: one with separate lift and thrusting propellers and the other with tilting propellers.

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Boeing and SparkCognition Launch SkyGrid

Boeing and SparkCognition Launch SkyGrid

  • 02 Jan 2019 10:16 AM
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Boeing and SparkCognition announced plans in November to launch a joint venture, SkyGrid, which will develop a software platform to ensure the safe, secure integration of autonomous cargo and passenger air vehicles in the global airspace. Using blockchain technology, artificial intelligence-enabled dynamic traffic routing, data analytics and cybersecurity features, SkyGrid's platform will go beyond unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM). 

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Fantastic eVTOL Forecasts

Fantastic eVTOL Forecasts

  • 02 Jan 2019 10:14 AM
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In November, Roland Berger, a strategy consulting firm headquartered in Munich, Germany, released a study dubbed, “Urban air mobility — The rise of a new mode of transportation.” In it, the company noted that “pilot projects are already scheduled to go live in cities like Dubai, Singapore, Los Angeles and Dallas in the early 2020s,” and predicted about 3,000 passenger drones would be in use by 2025, followed by exponential growth; Roland Berger forecast that, by 2050, “close to 100,000 passenger drones could be on the move worldwide and serve as air taxis, airport shuttles and intercity flight services.”

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