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eVTOL Leaders Continue to Advance

eVTOL Leaders Continue to Advance

  • 11 Mar 2024 08:45 PM
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Recent months have seen the leading developers of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft make big strides in their efforts to develop their advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles.

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TVF 2024 Reaches New Heights

TVF 2024 Reaches New Heights

  • 29 Feb 2024 11:37 AM
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On Feb. 6–8, the Vertical Flight Society hosted its Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF) 2024 meeting in Santa Clara, California.

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NASA Evaluates Pilotless Systems

NASA Evaluates Pilotless Systems

  • 20 Feb 2024 09:10 AM
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On Jan. 25, NASA announced that it had conducted a series of flight tests designed to evaluate the pilotless flight systems expected in future passenger-carrying eVTOL aircraft.

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FAA Holds First AAM Summit

FAA Holds First AAM Summit

  • 28 Aug 2023 01:42 PM
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In a multi-day event on Aug. 1–3, officials from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) assured attendees that the agency would be ready for the introduction of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and other types of advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles.

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eVTOL Leaders Continue to Partner for Growth

eVTOL Leaders Continue to Partner for Growth

  • 27 Aug 2023 07:31 PM
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The leading developers of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft had a busy summer.

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Automating the AAM Airspace

Automating the AAM Airspace

  • 20 Jul 2023 08:13 PM
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The seventh annual VFS program at the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL tradeshow featured a partnership with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) to tackle the integration of advanced air mobility (AAM) platforms into the airspace.

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Forum 79: Civil and Military Air Mobility Innovations

Forum 79: Civil and Military Air Mobility Innovations

  • 18 Jul 2023 10:59 AM
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Nearly 1,200 people attended the 79th Annual Forum in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Lost in the Noise

Lost in the Noise

  • 20 Apr 2023 05:03 AM
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With rules yet to be written, aircraft yet to be tested, and public perceptions yet to be determined, aircraft noise poses complex questions for the makers of advanced air mobility.

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The Gantry: A Short History

The Gantry: A Short History

  • 13 Mar 2023 01:44 PM
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This is sidebar of the main article - Melding Old and New Technology: Impact Testing for Crash Safety

The LandIR became operational in 1965 as the Lunar Landing Research Facility (LLRF). Construction had begun in 1963 to model lunar gravity to allow Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and other astronauts selected for Apollo missions to train for the final 150 ft (45 m) before landing on the moon.

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Melding Old and New Technology: Impact Testing for Crash Safety

Melding Old and New Technology: Impact Testing for Crash Safety

  • 13 Mar 2023 12:07 PM
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While NASA ponders the fate of the Gantry, tests continue with this unique historic structure.

The NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, has a noteworthy dilemma: to keep and refurbish the Landing and Impact Research (LandIR) facility — typically just called the Gantry — or dismantle the structure that has served as a valuable aircraft and spacecraft testing facility since it was constructed for the Apollo program in the 1960s.

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