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AIR ONE Achieves Transition Flight

AIR ONE Achieves Transition Flight

  • 28 Mar 2023 11:11 AM
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AIR VEV, Ltd., based in Pardes Hanna, Israel (near Tel Aviv), successfully completed a test of its AIR ONE personal eVTOL aircraft in which it transitioned from hover to cruise flight modes.

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SkyFly Selects Norco

SkyFly Selects Norco

  • 28 Mar 2023 11:01 AM
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Skyfly Technologies announced on Dec. 15 that it has selected UK-based Norco Composites to build and manufacture the fuselage, wings and composite components of its Axe eVTOL aircraft.

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AAM Infrastructure Developments

AAM Infrastructure Developments

  • 19 Mar 2023 06:37 AM
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Since 2019, VFS has held a series of regular workshops on infrastructure to support future operations of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and other advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles (see www.vtol.org/infrastructure), and has supported the development of initial standards (see “Vertiport Standards Update,” Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2022).

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Washington Report, Mar-Apr 2023

Washington Report, Mar-Apr 2023

  • 19 Mar 2023 06:08 AM
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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made progress towards implementing a framework for certification and operation of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) and civil tiltrotor aircraft.

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VFS Advances Hydrogen-Electric Flight

VFS Advances Hydrogen-Electric Flight

  • 19 Mar 2023 05:14 AM
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During the US Air Force’s Agility Prime Launch Event in April 2020 (see “Agile Change in Air Force ‘Agility Prime’ Launch Pays Off,” Vertiflite, July/Aug 2020), a presentation by VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg mentioned that the potential of hydrogen fuel cells to be a gamechanger for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) led to the founding a few weeks later of what became the Society’s H2eVTOL Council.

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Drone Inspector

Drone Inspector

  • 13 Mar 2023 01:56 PM
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This is sidebar of the main article - Melding Old and New Technology: Impact Testing for Crash Safety

The subject of the Gantry’s future was preceded by Vertiflite’s interest in the use of UAS, not personnel, to inspect various-sized structures.

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The Gantry: A Short History

The Gantry: A Short History

  • 13 Mar 2023 01:44 PM
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This is sidebar of the main article - Melding Old and New Technology: Impact Testing for Crash Safety

The LandIR became operational in 1965 as the Lunar Landing Research Facility (LLRF). Construction had begun in 1963 to model lunar gravity to allow Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and other astronauts selected for Apollo missions to train for the final 150 ft (45 m) before landing on the moon.

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Melding Old and New Technology: Impact Testing for Crash Safety

Melding Old and New Technology: Impact Testing for Crash Safety

  • 13 Mar 2023 12:07 PM
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While NASA ponders the fate of the Gantry, tests continue with this unique historic structure.

The NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, has a noteworthy dilemma: to keep and refurbish the Landing and Impact Research (LandIR) facility — typically just called the Gantry — or dismantle the structure that has served as a valuable aircraft and spacecraft testing facility since it was constructed for the Apollo program in the 1960s.

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Press Release: VFS Selects Angelo Collins as New Executive Director

Press Release: VFS Selects Angelo Collins as New Executive Director

  • 07 Mar 2023 05:00 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, today announces the selection of Angelo N. Collins as its executive director, effective June 1, 2023. Outgoing Executive Director Mike Hirschberg, who has led the organization for 12 years, will be staying on staff in a supporting role as Director of Strategy. Collins will be only the seventh leader of VFS in its 80-year history.  

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eVTOL at the 10-Year Mark

eVTOL at the 10-Year Mark

  • 02 Mar 2023 11:10 AM
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The 10th Annual VFS Electric VTOL Symposium brought together more than 500 attendees to assess the current state of the industry.

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