Justin Paines receives the AIAA Newbold Award at TVF 2020. L-R: Jeram, Paines, Bevirt and VFS Executive Director, Mike Hirschberg. (VFS photo by Warren Liebmann)

Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Committee Highlights

Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Committee Highlights By Carl RussellVFS AVF TC Chair Vertiflite, March/April 2020 We have restarted our regular series highlighting the activities of our 22 technical committees. Interested in joining or finding out more? Go to www.vtol.org/tech-committees. The 2020 International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC) was held in January as part of the Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 Conference. This biennial conference rotates between the American ...
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The Bell Smart City display at Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2020, Jan 7-10, USA. (All photos by the author.)

Urban Air Mobility Steals the Show at CES 2020

Urban Air Mobility Steals the Show at CES 2020 While most of the world watched CES for the latest 8K TVs, electronic gadgets and fitness equipment, aerospace and automotive companies used CES to provide a new vision of the future of personal transportation — one that utilizes the third dimension. By Jim ShermanVFS Director of Strategic Development Vertiflite, March/April 2020 There were plenty of noteworthy announcements ...
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Dr. James Wang.

Leadership Profile: Dr. James Wang

Leadership Profile: Dr. James Wang Vertiflite, March/April 2020 With a distinguished career in rotorcraft engineering and marketing, James Wang now teaches aircraft design and performance at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and consults for companies in the nascent electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) industry. He explained, “Since I helped pioneer eVTOL ten years ago, I want to share my passion and experience for electric flight ...
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XTI Trifan 600 graphic at high-rise heliport, USA.

XTI Aircraft’s TriFan 600 Development Continues

XTI Aircraft’s TriFan 600 Development Continues Patience, sufficient capital and experience are prerequisites when developing a new aircraft, explains XTI’s CEO. By Robert W. Moorman Vertiflite, March/April 2020 XTI Aircraft Company is playing the long game with the ongoing development of its TriFan 600 hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. In the last year, the company — based at Centennial Airport near Denver, Colorado — ...
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Skyryse Says Autonomy Will Let Helicopter Taxis Compete with Ridesharing

Skyryse Says Autonomy Will Let Helicopter Taxis Compete with Ridesharing With technology allowing lightly trained pilots to fly traditional helicopters on tight schedules, LA startup Skyryse aims to radically cut the cost of air travel in a couple years. By Sean Captain Vertiflite, March/April 2020 Most stories of air taxis are all about the aircraft — with futuristic visions of multi-rotor, morphing electric vehicles presented by ...
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Cargo eVTOL Matures

Cargo eVTOL Matures TVF 2020 covered the use of electric VTOL technology for goods as well as people. By Kenneth I. Swartz Vertiflite, March/April 2020 The Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 event in San Jose, California, in mid-January, featured a wide range of sessions and panel discussions that covered the breadth and depth of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) progress and capabilities (see “Transformative Vertical Flight ...
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The sold-out TVF 2020 included the 7th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium (VFS photos by Warren Liebmann except where noted)

Transformative Vertical Flight 2020

Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 The world’s largest and longest-running electric VTOL meeting helps TVF 2020 set records as the Society’s biggest-ever meeting outside of the Annual Forum. By Kenneth I. Swartz Vertiflite, March/April 2020 In the seven years since 100 invited visionaries gathered in Arlington, Virginia, for the first annual VFS Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF) Workshop, the dream of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft ...
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Joby S4 eVTOL January 2020, USA.

The First Electric VTOL Unicorn: Joby Aviation

The First Electric VTOL Unicorn: Joby Aviation Joby Aviation used the VFS Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 meeting to give the first public insights into its electric VTOL developments. By Kenneth I. Swartz and Mike Hirschberg Vertiflite, March/April 2020 For the past 11 years, Joby Aviation has been on a quest to develop the ultimate electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, but few details of the ...
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Urban Air Taxis Underway — UAM at Heli-Expo

Urban Air Taxis Underway — UAM at Heli-Expo Vertiflite, March/April 2020 VFS members are well aware of the “Electric VTOL Revolution” that has been underway for several years, with more than 250 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concepts on the VFS website, www.eVTOL.news. Most of the helicopter OEMs, most visibly Airbus Helicopters and Bell, have been considering eVTOL and urban air mobility (UAM) options for ...
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The ((Quiet)) Electric VTOL Revolution

The ((Quiet)) Electric VTOL Revolution As Urban Air Mobility advances toward becoming reality, the industry is taking public perception seriously and is working to understand eVTOL noise signatures and how they will be perceived by the public and educate communities on how they will be a benefit. VFS held an expert panel to discuss this critical issue. By Jim Sherman VFS Director of Strategic Development Vertiflite, ...
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