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Joby Rings in a New Era

Joby Rings in a New Era

  • 02 Sep 2021 11:59 AM
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At 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 11, Joby CEO JoeBen Bevirt rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange, signifying the company’s status (NYSE:JOBY) as the first US-based electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) company listing on a public market.

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Coming to Terms: Model Based

Coming to Terms: Model Based

  • 02 Sep 2021 11:22 AM
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This series addresses the uses of terminology that threaten to become routine expressions or idioms — or already are — but are misleading or erroneous. This installment clarifies what is a model-based method, and identifies distinctions between and complexities of various approaches.

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Commentary: Decision Time for FARA

Commentary: Decision Time for FARA

  • 31 Aug 2021 01:05 PM
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In July, during the US Army Industry Days at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Project Manager for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA), Col. Greg Fortier, made some remarkable comments. Fortier is in the Army’s Program Executive Office for Aviation, PEO(A), which took over leadership of the FARA project from the Army Futures Command (AFC) this year.

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15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Is Another Great Success

15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Is Another Great Success

  • 25 Aug 2021 02:04 PM
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The 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) took place virtually from July 20–22, 2021, with more than 450 registrants.

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Air Force Challenges Industry for High-Speed VTOL

Air Force Challenges Industry for High-Speed VTOL

  • 25 Aug 2021 08:43 AM
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The US Air Force (USAF), in partnership with the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), initiated the “High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) Concept Challenge” in April (see “Industry Briefs,” Vertiflite, July/Aug 2021)

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Future Fuel: HyPoint’s  Hydrogen Revolution

Future Fuel: HyPoint’s Hydrogen Revolution

  • 24 Aug 2021 06:20 AM
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Will hydrogen eventually supplant traditional sources of aviation fuels? One company thinks so.

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CAE and Volocopter Partner to Create Global eVTOL Pilot Training Program

CAE and Volocopter Partner to Create Global eVTOL Pilot Training Program

  • 08 Jul 2021 08:36 AM
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With a goal to launching its first electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft services in a number of cities in the next five years, urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer Volocopter has formed a strategic partnership with global aviation leader CAE to develop, certify and deploy an innovative eVTOL pilot training program.

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Turning Point

Turning Point

  • 07 Jul 2021 10:13 AM
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Actor, director and activist Christopher Reeve said in a 1996 speech, “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”

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Commentary: Workforce: Diversity Wins

Commentary: Workforce: Diversity Wins

  • 30 Jun 2021 02:12 PM
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Much has been said and debated about diversity, particularly in the US over the past year. While this is often wrapped up in discussions of discrimination and social justice — very important issues for society to tackle — this commentary is not about that.

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Coming to Terms: The Design

Coming to Terms: The Design

  • 29 Jun 2021 08:05 PM
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When someone talks about “The Design,” keep in mind that it’s a reference point… but it’s only the plan. 

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