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Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 700 Concepts

Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 700 Concepts

  • 18 Aug 2022 09:35 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 the number of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concepts being tracked in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory has now exceeded 700 designs from nearly 350 companies and innovators worldwide. The directory is part of the VFS Electric VTOL News website, www.eVTOL.news, the world’s oldest and most extensive online resource on eVTOL aircraft and technology. Nearly every leading eVTOL company is a member of VFS, which has more than 175 corporate members worldwide.

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Press Release: 16th Annual Aircraft Symposium Returns to Oshkosh

Press Release: 16th Annual Aircraft Symposium Returns to Oshkosh

  • 24 Jun 2022 09:30 AM
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More than 40 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the 16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), hosted by the Vertical Flight Society (VFS). The event will once again be held in person and online in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 23-24, 2022 — the weekend prior to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture 2022.

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Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

  • 22 Jun 2022 03:49 PM
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On Monday, May 9 (the eve of the VFS Forum 78), The Air Current (TAC) broke the story that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had decided that winged electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that met the FAA’s definition of “powered-lift”— a term used nearly exclusively for pilot qualification rules — could not be certified or operate as “airplanes”

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AIR One Displayed at the Kentucky Derby

AIR One Displayed at the Kentucky Derby

  • 21 Jun 2022 01:09 AM
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AIR revealed a full-scale prototype of its AIR ONE eVTOL at the Kentucky Derby on May 7. The Israel-based eVTOL developer unveiled the AIR ONE in October (see “Electric VTOL News,” Vertiflite, Jan/Feb 2022).

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Manta Secures Avinord Order

Manta Secures Avinord Order

  • 21 Jun 2022 01:06 AM
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Manta Aircraft announced on May 3 that it has secured a provisional order for up to 15 hybrid-electric aircraft from Avinord, an Italian firm specializing in air medical flights.

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Press Release: VFS Announces eVTOL Drone Student Competition Winners

Press Release: VFS Announces eVTOL Drone Student Competition Winners

  • 08 Jun 2022 09:01 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society today announces the winners of its second annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. The Ohio State University took first place, University of Maryland took second and the Pennsylvania State University took third.

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H2-Aero: Leading the Way to Carbon-Free Aviation

H2-Aero: Leading the Way to Carbon-Free Aviation

  • 23 May 2022 06:24 AM
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On March 29–31, the Vertical Flight Society hosted a groundbreaking, first-ever symposium and workshop on the potential for hydrogen (H2) to decarbonize aerospace.

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Commentary: An Expanded View of Electric Flight

Commentary: An Expanded View of Electric Flight

  • 28 Apr 2022 10:44 AM
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Since our beginnings in 1943 as the American Helicopter Society, the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) has had an expansive view of how to advance vertical flight. We didn’t just focus on the unique aspects of helicopters (e.g., rotors) but all of the technologies, methodologies and disciplines that supported the development of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Important systems like engines, lightweight structures and controls are applicable to all aircraft, but most critical to powered lift.

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New VFS video productions from Heli-Expo 2022

New VFS video productions from Heli-Expo 2022

  • 29 Mar 2022 02:52 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) was the sole producer of video recordings of all of the major rotorcraft manufacturers at HAI Heli-Expo 2022, March 7-10, Dallas, Texas. In addition, two VFS talks and multiple interviews were also conducted. 

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Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Hosts First Hydrogen Aviation Symposium in U.S.

Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Hosts First Hydrogen Aviation Symposium in U.S.

  • 07 Mar 2022 02:39 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, is holding the first public event in the United States on the use of hydrogen and fuel cells for aviation applications. The event, the 1st H2-Aero Symposium & Workshop, is being held March 29-31, 2022, in Long Beach, California. Southern California was selected as the location for this inaugural event due to the state’s forward-looking vision and national leading progress to date to support hydrogen for ground transportation. See www.vtol.org/h2workshop for details. 

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