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  • NASA’s National Campaign

    NASA has relaunched the UAM Grand Challenge as the AAM National Campaign. The goal is to mature the eVTOL ecosystem through a series of technology field tests.

    By Jim Sherman
    VFS Director of Strategic Development

    Vertiflite, May/June 2020

    In 2015, NASA began a four-year project to provide guidance for low-altitude (under 500...

  • VFS Supports UAM Symposium at Ohio State

    VFS members, consultants and staff were featured at the first OSU Urban Air Mobility Symposium intended to feature activities in Ohio and increase the aerospace prominence of the Buckeye State.

    By Jim Sherman
    VFS Director of Strategic Development

    Vertiflite, May/June 2020

    On Feb. 27, experts from around the country descended on...

  • Gannett Fleming, which designed this Uber Skyport, was a sponsor of the event. Teresa Peterson spoke in the Infrastructure session on power storage. (Gannett Fleming)

    The Electric VTOL Revolution webinar

    VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg presented a webinar, "The Electric VTOL Revolution," for the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) on April 14, 2020. See the ACMA webinar notice.

    VFS presentation for ACMA April 2020 (6 MB PDF)

  • 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...