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Happy Takeoff Publishes Hydrogen Paper

Happy Takeoff Publishes Hydrogen Paper

  • 07 Aug 2020 12:19 AM
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VFS corporate member Happy Takeoff published a 32-page white paper on Aug. 7, 2020 entitled, "Captive-Use Hydrogen For Advanced Air Mobility." Hydrogen has much greater energy density than batteries, and so holds incredible promise for electric VTOL aircraft in the future. 

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EAS 2020 Videos Now Available!

EAS 2020 Videos Now Available!

  • 06 Aug 2020 08:30 PM
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The CAFE Foundation, with support from the Vertical Flight Society, held its 14th annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) on July

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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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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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Leadership Moves

Leadership Moves

  • 22 Jun 2020 03:53 PM
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In April, Bell named Jason Hurst as its new vice president of innovation, after more than 17 years at the company. Hurst is a graduate of the University of North Texas, and received a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Texas at Arlington. He joined Bell in 2002 as a project engineer on the V-22 Osprey.

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How EHang Built an eVTOL for the World

How EHang Built an eVTOL for the World

  • 19 Jun 2020 01:36 PM
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EHang is a unique story of how a Chinese aviation startup developed electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft on its own. Away from the western urban air mobility (UAM) buzz, EHang today has six models of its manned and unmanned Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) designs, as well as an ecosystem for managing its aircraft. (Above: In May, EHang received the world’s first approval to conduct a pilot program for unmanned air logistics delivery. All photos via EHang.)

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Agile Change in Air Force “Agility Prime” Launch Pays Off

Agile Change in Air Force “Agility Prime” Launch Pays Off

  • 17 Jun 2020 03:21 PM
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The US Air Force got an unexpected payoff in April from, of all things, the novel coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 led the service to officially launch Agility Prime — its initiative to boost electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and related technologies — online instead of live. Broad participation by senior military officers and government officials in the quickly organized “virtual conference” showed significant support for Agility Prime within federal ranks.

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Archer Flies Out of Stealth

Archer Flies Out of Stealth

  • 17 Jun 2020 01:23 PM
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On May 21, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft startup Archer unveiled its plans and progress to the world. The company is led by co-founders Brett Adcock and Adam Goldstein, serial entrepreneurs who recently sold hiring marketplace startup Vettery to The Adecco Group for over $100M.

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Financing the Electric VTOL Revolution

Financing the Electric VTOL Revolution

  • 17 Jun 2020 12:39 PM
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Aviation industry and finance experts say the global economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will prove deadly for many developers of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and may lead big corporate investors to slow their eVTOL ventures. But the recession will likely just speed the arrival of the inevitable.

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