• 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

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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...

  • VFS @ Heli-Expo 2020

    Vertical Flight Society Leads Electric VTOL / Urban Air Mobility Efforts at Heli-Expo 
    Three Opportunities to Learn About eVTOL/UAM in Anaheim

    Anaheim, California, Jan. 24, 2020 — The Vertical Flight Society, the...

  • VFS Propulsion & Power Presentations Posted

    The Vertical Flight Society held its quadrennial Propulsion and Power Technical Meeting at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia, on Oct. 29-30, 2019. The theme of the two-day conference was “Powering the Future of Vertical Flight,” which highlighted research and development efforts — both current and planned — related to manned and unmanned rotorcraft and other vertical flight vehicles.

    Some 110 vertical flight propulsion...

  • Uber helipad, Frisco, Texas, USA, 2019. Uber photo.

    Uber Elevate Expands According to Plan

    According to WFAA TV, Uber completed a helipad in Frisco (just north of Dallas, Texas) in September that will serve as the first test site for its Uber Elevate initiative. "The next leap is to be going vertical and into the air. We're excited that Frisco is going to be the first location in country, if not the world, to test this technology," said Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, adding that it will take about seven minutes to travel by Uber Air from the...

  • AeroMobil Announces Technical Services Unit

    AeroMobil, the Bratislava, Slovakia-based company with an actual flying car, announced on Sept. 3 that it has expanded its business to offer specialist technical consulting services for VTOL and UAM aircraft. Aeromobil’s Technical Consulting Services division will provide services in three areas: technical advisory, engineering consulting and concept development on offer for existing organizations, and new entrants aiming to solve engineering...