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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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Changing the Face of the AAM Industry

Changing the Face of the AAM Industry

  • 28 Feb 2022 07:12 PM
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Both the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry and the drone industry are experiencing a talent crisis. According to DroneAnalyst’s “2021 Drone Market Sector Report,” pilots are at a premium. A 2020 VFS study indicated that 10,000 additional engineers will be needed over the next decade in vertical flight to meet the simultaneous demands of ramping up development of military rotorcraft and electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The current talent pool is simply not large enough to meet these demands. 

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TVF2022 was a great success!

TVF2022 was a great success!

  • 31 Jan 2022 01:37 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society's extremely successful Transformative Vertical Flight 2022 meeting was held as the Society’s first-ever hybrid event, Jan. 25-27, 2022, in San Jose, California. 

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Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 600 Concepts

Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 600 Concepts

  • 23 Jan 2022 03:24 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 number of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concepts being tracked in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory has now reached 600 designs from nearly 350 companies worldwide.

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