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Wisk Partners with New Zealand and Blade

Wisk Partners with New Zealand and Blade

  • 29 Jun 2021 12:32 PM
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Wisk — the joint venture between Kitty Hawk and The Boeing Company — announced on March 29 that it would begin the second half of its “transport trial” later this year — with its two-seat Cora eVTOL demonstrator — to advance autonomous passenger transport under the New Zealand government’s broader Airspace Integration Trial Programme (AITP).

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Archer Makes Its Mark

Archer Makes Its Mark

  • 23 Jun 2021 08:15 AM
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On June 10, Archer Aviation unveiled its two-seat Maker electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) demonstrator during a special effects show at Hawthorne Municipal Airport in Los Angeles County, California.

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The Fixer

The Fixer

  • 19 Jun 2021 07:01 PM
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Like all start-ups, M4 Engineering took what work was available during its formative years in the early 2000s. The Long Beach, California-based company provided engineering services to Boeing and Airbus suppliers while simultaneously supporting new technology programs, such as developing a carbon-fiber door for commercial airliners and optimizing structures for rocket motors.

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Leadership Moves, July-August 2021

Leadership Moves, July-August 2021

  • 19 Jun 2021 05:27 PM
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On May 6, Jaunt Air Mobility announced that the company plans to open design and manufacturing operations in Canada — aligned with its certification path and commercialization strategy — and appointed Eric Côté to head its Canadian operations as president of Jaunt Air Mobility Canada.

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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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Washington Report, May-June 2021

Washington Report, May-June 2021

  • 12 May 2021 10:24 PM
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On Feb. 25, Representatives Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) and Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) introduced H.R.1339, the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act, in the US House of Representatives.

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Lilium’s Technology Approach Explained

Lilium’s Technology Approach Explained

  • 05 May 2021 02:00 AM
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Although the previous Lilium Jet full-scale demonstrators were not flown extensively — and neither transitioned to fully wingborne flight — Lilium has conducted extensive analysis and ground testing that supports their technology.

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Lilium Goes Big

Lilium Goes Big

  • 04 May 2021 11:22 PM
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In the timeline of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developments, Lilium GmbH first came to widespread public attention in April 2017 with the release of a video of the futuristic, prototype, two-seat Lilium Jet flying around outside the Bavarian capital of Munich, at the Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

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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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