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Building Global Partnerships

Building Global Partnerships

  • 09 Apr 2022 07:06 AM
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A series of new partnerships have now put Joby on the map in East Asia.

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Piasecki to Fly World's First Hydrogen Helicopter

Piasecki to Fly World's First Hydrogen Helicopter

  • 03 Apr 2022 02:26 PM
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Piasecki Aircraft revealed on March 29 that it would make what will most likely be the world's first hydrogen-powered helicopter flight test, using the edm aerotec CoAX-2D as the testbed.

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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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TVF2022: Hiller Aviation Museum Tour

TVF2022: Hiller Aviation Museum Tour

  • 03 Mar 2022 10:17 AM
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In conjunction with this year’s Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF2022) meeting, an exclusive opportunity for attendees to see six experimental eVTOL aircraft was held on Friday morning, Jan. 28 at the nearby Hiller Aviation Museum at San Carlos Airport.

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TVF2022: Vehicles and Volts

TVF2022: Vehicles and Volts

  • 02 Mar 2022 06:20 AM
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Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF) 2022 was held Jan. 25–27, with some 375 participants in San Jose, California, and another 200 attendees online, in the first hybrid event organized by VFS.

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Pushing the Envelope: Joby Aviation in 2022

Pushing the Envelope: Joby Aviation in 2022

  • 01 Mar 2022 06:49 AM
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Joby Aviation has made significant strides in its efforts to demonstrate the capabilities of its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft with the US Air Force and advance its civil certification with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The company has been pushing the boundaries in terms of aircraft performance, experiencing the highs of record-setting highs and the lows of losing its first pre-production aircraft in an accident.

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Air Force Picks 11 Companies for High-Speed VTOL Program

Air Force Picks 11 Companies for High-Speed VTOL Program

  • 28 Feb 2022 08:00 PM
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In January, the US Air Force selected 11 companies to proceed with the conceptual development of a high-speed vertical takeoff and landing (HSVTOL) aircraft. Initiated in the spring of 2021 as the High-Speed VTOL Challenge, the effort is a collaboration between AFWERX, the Air Force’s innovation hub, and US Special Operations Command (SOCOM).

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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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Bell Demonstrates Key AAM Capability

Bell Demonstrates Key AAM Capability

  • 28 Feb 2022 03:40 PM
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Bell Textron announced on Feb. 2 that its Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) successfully demonstrated a critical capability for future AAM operations.

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