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Press Release: Leading Experts to Address Vertical Flight Aircraft Autonomy

Press Release: Leading Experts to Address Vertical Flight Aircraft Autonomy

  • 05 Aug 2020 03:48 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is hosting its fourth annual panel, “Progress Towards Autonomous Vertical Flight,” on Monday, August 10, 2020. The half-day webinar is sponsored by Near Earth Autonomy and is supported by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). 

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Press Release: Revolutionary Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Accelerate

Press Release: Revolutionary Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Accelerate

  • 22 Jul 2020 09:49 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today that it has now cataloged its 300th electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory.

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NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society Announce Equity Partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc.

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society Announce Equity Partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc.

  • 15 Jul 2020 08:52 AM
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MCLEAN, Virginia — NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) have formed an equity partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc., whose purpose is to promote the development and utilization of eVTOL aircraft, including accelerated investment into related supply chains.

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14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Goes Virtual

14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Goes Virtual

  • 08 Jul 2020 01:28 PM
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Three dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) which will be held online for the first time on July 28-30, 2020.

Electric and hybrid electric powered aircraft have the potential to significantly reduce air transportation costs, carbon emissions and community noise and enable new aviation markets. 

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VFS eVTOL Webinars

VFS eVTOL Webinars

  • 27 Jun 2020 11:56 AM
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At the 7th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium in January 2020, the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) helped launch the eVTOL Writers Group. In addition to other activities, VFS has supported the group with a series of online interviews with leading eVTOL developers. The following interviews are available to the public.

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NASA’s National Campaign

NASA’s National Campaign

  • 27 Apr 2020 08:10 PM
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In 2015, NASA began a four-year project to provide guidance for low-altitude (under 500 ft/150 m) air traffic management for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This UAS Traffic Management (UTM) project set out to define all aspects of lowaltitude traffic management including airspace management and geo-fencing, weather and wind, predict and manage congestion, terrain and man-made objects and safe separation. The program provided problem sets with increasing complexity, from unpopulated land (UTM-1) to autonomous, beyond visual line-ofsight, urban operations (UTM-4).

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VFS Supports UAM Symposium at Ohio State

VFS Supports UAM Symposium at Ohio State

  • 27 Apr 2020 08:35 AM
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On Feb. 27, experts from around the country descended on Columbus, Ohio, for the Inaugural Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Symposium at The Ohio State University. With some 200 attendees representing academia, government and industry, the event was a major success and looks to be a catalyst for the future of aerial mobility in the state of Ohio. George Valcarcel, of the OSU Battelle Center for Science, Engineering and Public Policy, was symposium’s lead organizer and master of ceremonies.

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Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Committee Highlights

Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Committee Highlights

  • 09 Mar 2020 08:46 PM
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We have restarted our regular series highlighting the activities of our 22 technical committees. Interested in joining or finding out more? Go to www.vtol.org/tech-committees.

The 2020 International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC) was held in January as part of the Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 Conference. This biennial conference rotates between the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Royal Aeronautical Society, SAE International and VFS.

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Leadership Profile: Dr. James Wang

Leadership Profile: Dr. James Wang

  • 07 Mar 2020 09:35 PM
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With a distinguished career in rotorcraft engineering and marketing, James Wang now teaches aircraft design and performance at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and consults for companies in the nascent electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) industry. He explained, “Since I helped pioneer eVTOL ten years ago, I want to share my passion and experience for electric flight and aeronautics to help companies that also believe in hybrid or electric VTOL.”

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Urban Air Mobility Steals the Show at CES 2020

Urban Air Mobility Steals the Show at CES 2020

  • 07 Mar 2020 09:23 PM
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There were plenty of noteworthy announcements about electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developments leading up to the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest consumer products trade show, held Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada (see for example, “The First Electric VTOL Unicorn: Joby Aviation,” Vertiflite Magazine, Mar/Apr 2020, pg. 48).

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