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New eVTOL Galleries

New eVTOL Galleries

  • 21 Nov 2022 12:20 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society has posted several additional photo albums of eVTOL aircraft and events.

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Vertiport Standards Update

Vertiport Standards Update

  • 10 Nov 2022 03:41 AM
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After a substantial amount of time and effort on the part of numerous individuals (many of whom are volunteers), along with various organizations and numerous regulatory representatives, two vertiport standards have now been published to support planning for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM) operations.

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SkyDrive Reveals SD-05, Series C Funding

SkyDrive Reveals SD-05, Series C Funding

  • 30 Oct 2022 09:10 AM
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On Sept. 26, SkyDrive, a Japan-based eVTOL developer, revealed the design of its SD-05, its two-seat multicopter eVTOL aircraft.

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Engaging Electric Aircraft

Engaging Electric Aircraft

  • 27 Aug 2022 12:55 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society hosted the 16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) on July 23–24, 2022, the weekend before Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Washington Report, Jul-Aug 2022

Washington Report, Jul-Aug 2022

  • 06 Jul 2022 03:13 PM
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Leadership Moves, July-August 2022

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Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

  • 22 Jun 2022 03:49 PM
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On Monday, May 9 (the eve of the VFS Forum 78), The Air Current (TAC) broke the story that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had decided that winged electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that met the FAA’s definition of “powered-lift”— a term used nearly exclusively for pilot qualification rules — could not be certified or operate as “airplanes”

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H2-Aero: Leading the Way to Carbon-Free Aviation

H2-Aero: Leading the Way to Carbon-Free Aviation

  • 23 May 2022 06:24 AM
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On March 29–31, the Vertical Flight Society hosted a groundbreaking, first-ever symposium and workshop on the potential for hydrogen (H2) to decarbonize aerospace.

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Urban-Air Port and Skyportz  Expand Vertiport Plans

Urban-Air Port and Skyportz Expand Vertiport Plans

  • 28 Feb 2022 03:28 PM
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On Jan. 19, Urban-Air Port (UAP), a UK-based startup, announced that it secured an investment from Supernal, the AAM subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group, to advance the development of AAM networks.

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Laying the Groundwork for Urban Air Mobility

Laying the Groundwork for Urban Air Mobility

  • 11 Dec 2021 07:47 AM
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Amid a maturing market for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, aerospace industry professionals and regulators have increasingly turned their attention to considering the types of infrastructure required to support these operations.

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Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2021

Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2021

  • 25 Sep 2021 03:28 AM
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On June 22, Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) and Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced the Recognizing and Ensuring Taxpayer Access to Infrastructure Necessary for GPS and Satellite 14 Communications Act of 2021 (RETAIN Act).

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