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White Paper: "Demystifying Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)"

  • 16 Jul 2024 01:45 AM
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Vertical Flight Society member Eric Schiff has written a comprehensive report to help members of the public understand the burgeoning electric aircraft field. This 100+ page "Demystifying Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) White Paper" is a broad overview of the advanced air mobility industry to support understanding by the public and relevant stakeholders.

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Abbreviations for Electric Aircraft Types

Abbreviations for Electric Aircraft Types

  • 16 Jul 2024 01:01 AM
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A taxonomy of terms is presented to differentiate electric aircraft types. 

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Electric CTOL/STOL News, Jul/Aug 2024

Electric CTOL/STOL News, Jul/Aug 2024

  • 07 Jul 2024 09:38 PM
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Here’s our roundup of recent news on battery-electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen-electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) and electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM) applications.

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Coming to Terms: Operator

Coming to Terms: Operator

  • 29 Jun 2024 09:43 PM
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Uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS)—previously referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—have become commonplace in defense applications since the first widespread use by the US Navy of the RQ-2 Pioneer during the 1991 Gulf War. Over the past three decades, the substantial increases in capability of electronics, computing, sensors, electric machines and actuation, along with dramatic reductions in costs and size, have made drones ubiquitous for personal and commercial use.

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NASA Ames Highlights Vertical Flight Leaders

NASA Ames Highlights Vertical Flight Leaders

  • 28 Jun 2024 11:42 AM
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In May, the NASA Ames Research Center held its “2023 Presidential Rank & NASA Honors Awards” ceremony, presenting 73 individual and 27 group awards to NASA employees, contractors and groups, including many NASA employees and teams working on rotorcraft, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, advanced air mobility (AAM) and planetary exploration rotorcraft.

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EASA and FAA Advance eVTOL Guidance

EASA and FAA Advance eVTOL Guidance

  • 28 Jun 2024 11:29 AM
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On June 10, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) both announced progress in their efforts to streamline and standardize the certification of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and other new designs.

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Aéro Montréal Highlights Sustainability Innovations

Aéro Montréal Highlights Sustainability Innovations

  • 28 Jun 2024 10:34 AM
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Aéro Montréal—a strategic think tank created in 2006 to bring together Québec’s aerospace cluster—held its International Aerospace Innovation Forum at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on May 21–22, two weeks after Forum 80 at the same venue (see “Forum 80: Ideas Earn Their Way,” pg. 26).

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Washington Report, July/August 2024

Washington Report, July/August 2024

  • 25 Jun 2024 06:21 PM
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On May 16, US President Joe Biden signed legislation to provide the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with its latest five-year mandate and to fund the agency for fiscal years 2024–2028, with more than $105B for the FAA and $738M for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) during those years.

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Texas A&M University Wins eVTOL Drone Competition

Texas A&M University Wins eVTOL Drone Competition

  • 24 Jun 2024 08:22 PM
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Texas A&M University won the Society’s fourth annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Competition. University of Maryland took second place, and the Georgia Institute of Technology took third.

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Forum 80: Ideas Earn Their Way

Forum 80: Ideas Earn Their Way

  • 24 Jun 2024 11:45 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society Forum in Montréal considered promising technologies to improve safety, boost performance, cut operating costs and broaden markets.

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