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VFS Propulsion & Power Presentations Posted

VFS Propulsion & Power Presentations Posted

  • 25 Nov 2019 03:36 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society held its quadrennial Propulsion and Power Technical Meeting at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia, on Oct. 29-30, 2019. The theme of the two-day conference was “Powering the Future of Vertical Flight,” which highlighted research and development efforts — both current and planned — related to manned and unmanned rotorcraft and other vertical flight vehicles.

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Hoversurf at Dubai Airshow 2019

Hoversurf at Dubai Airshow 2019

  • 24 Nov 2019 03:16 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society's Vertiflite contributor Ian Frain attended the Dubai Airshow 2019, held Nov. 17-21 at the Dubai South Event and Exhibition Center, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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New eVTOL Videos

New eVTOL Videos

  • 24 Nov 2019 03:13 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society recently added several eVTOL video interviews to its YouTube Channel:

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Letter to the Trump Administration Supporting eVTOL

Letter to the Trump Administration Supporting eVTOL

  • 14 Nov 2019 03:33 PM
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In response to the Aug. 30, 2019 White House Policy Memorandum, “Fiscal Year 2021 Administration Research and Development Budget Priorities,” which included eVTOL, the Vertical Flight Society and nine other leading associations and professional societies sent a letter to the Trump Administration. This collaborative product came together as a result of coordinating efforts kicked off at the VFS Workshop on eVTOL Defining Challenges.

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Press Release: Community Air Mobility Initiative Launches

  • 06 Nov 2019 03:35 PM
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SEATTLE, Washington - The Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) announces its launch with the support of its founding members. CAMI is a new nonprofit industry association dedicated to providing communities and the decision makers that support them with the information and tools that will be vital to the successful integration of aviation into our daily transportation options. CAMI’s mission is to support the responsible integration of urban air mobility (UAM) into communities through education, communication, and advocacy. CAMI connects communities and industry by providing resources and education to the public and decision makers at the state and local level. CAMI is supported by its members, which cover a wide spectrum of stakeholders in the emerging urban air mobility industry.

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NEXA Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study, Focuses on Infrastructure

NEXA Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study, Focuses on Infrastructure

  • 06 Nov 2019 03:17 PM
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In August, NEXA Advisors and VFS announced the completion of a comprehensive year-long study, “Urban Air Mobility—Economics and Global Markets.” The groundbreaking NEXA report, undertaken with support from VFS, contains forecasts for 74 metropolitan areas over the period of 2020–2040. The online databases include thousands of geocoded data features and characteristics of each city, as well as the study’s findings on their potential market for urban air mobility (UAM). Included on these web pages are custom ArcGIS maps of each city.

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Uber Elevate Expands According to Plan

Uber Elevate Expands According to Plan

  • 04 Nov 2019 04:36 PM
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According to WFAA TV, Uber completed a helipad in Frisco (just north of Dallas, Texas) in September that will serve as the first test site for its Uber Elevate initiative.

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AeroMobil Announces Technical Services Unit

AeroMobil Announces Technical Services Unit

  • 04 Nov 2019 04:27 PM
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AeroMobil, the Bratislava, Slovakia-based company with an actual flying car, announced on Sept. 3 that it has expanded its business to offer specialist technical consulting services for VTOL and UAM aircraft. Aeromobil’s Technical Consulting Services division will provide services in three areas: technical advisory, engineering consulting and concept development on offer for existing organizations, and new entrants aiming to solve engineering challenges and create safe, certifiable VTOL aircraft. 

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Bell Has APT eVTOL Cargo Drone

Bell Has APT eVTOL Cargo Drone

  • 04 Nov 2019 04:25 PM
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On Aug. 26, Bell announced the first autonomous flight of its largest Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) to date. The APT 70 is part of the eVTOL family of vehicles the company is developing. It has a baseline payload capability of 70 lb (32 kg) and can reach speeds of more than 100 mph (160km/h).

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UK Invests in Future Flight

UK Invests in Future Flight

  • 04 Nov 2019 04:23 PM
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Aug. 24 that the UK government was kicking off a $385M (£300M) Future Flight initiative. The government will provide about 42% (£125M), supported by industry co-investment of the rest (up to £175M) to “support exciting new technologies including flying urban taxis, electric passenger planes and even freight-carrying drones.” This is on top of the nearly £2B the UK is investing in aviation research and technology, through the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) program. The first Future Flight Challenge competition, to create compelling concept studies, opened Sept. 30.

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