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Press Release: VFS Selects Competitors for Annual Student eVTOL Drone Competition

Press Release: VFS Selects Competitors for Annual Student eVTOL Drone Competition

  • 21 Nov 2023 07:07 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) today announces the selection of teams from 16 universities to compete in the fourth annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. The 16 academic teams involved in the competition represent universities located in 12 US states, plus Canada, India and Malaysia. The selection marks the largest number of academic teams to participate in the DBVF Competition since VFS launched the event in 2021.

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Joby Delivers

Joby Delivers

  • 20 Nov 2023 04:09 PM
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Most of today’s leading American electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft companies spent their formative years working in secret with the companies’ milestones and achievements rarely, if ever, publicized.

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Whisper Mode

Whisper Mode

  • 11 Nov 2023 06:02 AM
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Whisper Aero isn’t blowing off aviation but has a spin-off idea far more down to earth.

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A Master Class in AAM Infrastructure

A Master Class in AAM Infrastructure

  • 11 Nov 2023 04:15 AM
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The end of September found numerous industry experts, government officials and entrepreneurs from around the world in Cape May, New Jersey, participating in what some attendees declared was one of the best conferences in the burgeoning advanced air mobility (AAM) industry to date.

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A Small Step for EHang, a Giant Leap for eVTOL

A Small Step for EHang, a Giant Leap for eVTOL

  • 11 Nov 2023 03:22 AM
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On Friday, Oct. 13, EHang held a ceremony in Beijing to celebrate: the company had obtained the type certificate (TC) for its two-seat EH216-S Autonomous Air Vehicle (AAV) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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Coming to Terms: Aviation Certifications

Coming to Terms: Aviation Certifications

  • 09 Nov 2023 04:53 PM
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Normally this column corrects erroneous use of terminology and proffers definitions to be used as canonical. As the second in an extended series intended to bring clarity, this installment deviates as it highlights common aviation certifications.

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eVTOL Leaders Continue to Build Momentum

eVTOL Leaders Continue to Build Momentum

  • 08 Nov 2023 02:01 AM
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After a heady and hectic summer (see “eVTOL Leaders Continue to Partner for Growth,” Vertiflite, Sept/Oct 2023), the leading developers of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft settled into a familiar rhythm as each sought to demonstrate progress towards launching commercial operations.

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Leadership Moves, Nov/Dec 2023

Leadership Moves, Nov/Dec 2023

  • 07 Nov 2023 10:05 PM
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Leadership Moves, Nov/Dec 2023

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Hydrogen Gains Ground

Hydrogen Gains Ground

  • 07 Nov 2023 04:45 PM
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In conjunction with the 18th UAS Summit & Expo, the HYSKY Society held its first conference, FLYING HY. Headed by former VFS hydrogen advisor Danielle McLean — who initiated the hydrogen electric vertical takeoff and landing (H2eVTOL) aircraft efforts at VFS — the educational non-profit HYSKY is a spinoff of the VFS H2eVTOL Council.

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Beta Flies South for the Winter

Beta Flies South for the Winter

  • 06 Nov 2023 01:39 PM
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The 1,700-nm (3,200-km) journey covered 16.5 hours of total flight time, including rest stops, charging stops and media events at 21 airports — including a hop from Plattsburgh International Airport (KPBG) to KBTV on the morning of Oct. 10 — as the aircraft traversed 12 states. Alia will remain at Duke Field into the winter for flight testing by both the US Air Force (USAF) and Beta test pilots.

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