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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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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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Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Announces 2021-2022 Student Design Competition

Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Announces 2021-2022 Student Design Competition

  • 11 Aug 2021 07:21 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society today announces that the request for proposal (RFP) for its 39th Annual Student Design Competition (SDC) has been published. The 2021-2022 competition challenges students to design an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that accommodates passengers with a broad spectrum of mobility difficulties or other disabilities for urban air mobility (UAM) missions.

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Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Aircraft Directory Reaches 500 Concepts

Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Aircraft Directory Reaches 500 Concepts

  • 09 Aug 2021 03:16 PM
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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 development of all-electric and hybrid-electric-powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft has continued to gain momentum. 

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Press Release: 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium

Press Release: 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium

  • 14 Jul 2021 12:18 PM
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Nearly 60 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), held online next week on July 20-22, 2021. Registration information and details are available at www.vtol.org/eas.

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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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Press Release: VFS Supports Launch of AAM Supply Chain Electronic Exchange Platform

Press Release: VFS Supports Launch of AAM Supply Chain Electronic Exchange Platform

  • 06 Jun 2021 08:21 AM
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On May 5, VFS-member NEXA Capital Partners, LLC, announced the formation and funding of a collaborative consortium of US companies and organizations to develop and launch an integrated supply chain solution for the emerging advanced air mobility (AAM) industry, which is projected to be multi-trillion-dollar aerospace sector.

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Press Release: 2021 DBVF Winners

Press Release: 2021 DBVF Winners

  • 27 May 2021 08:52 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society today announces the winners of its inaugural Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. The University of Michigan took first place with a prize of $2,000. The team from the University of Maryland took second place and the Ohio State University took third place; the teams will be awarded cash prizes of $1,000 and $500, respectively.

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Commentary: Workforce: Winning the War for Talent

Commentary: Workforce: Winning the War for Talent

  • 04 May 2021 11:33 AM
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VFS conducted a workforce study early last year (www.vtol.org/workforce) identifying some of the major challenges for the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry and addressed key points in our commentary, “Looking Back: A Perspective on the Future Vertical Workforce,” Vertiflite, July/Aug 2020.

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