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Momentum Builds for eCTOL and eSTOL Aircraft

Momentum Builds for eCTOL and eSTOL Aircraft

  • 09 Nov 2021 01:37 PM
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With new contracts, partnerships and flight tests spanning multiple countries and companies, efforts are advancing to develop electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) and electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM) applications.

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Leadership Moves, Nov/Dec 2021

Leadership Moves, Nov/Dec 2021

  • 04 Nov 2021 06:50 PM
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Leadership Moves, from Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2021

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Joby and NASA Test eVTOL Acoustics

Joby and NASA Test eVTOL Acoustics

  • 25 Oct 2021 12:46 AM
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NASA and Joby Aviation conducted a series of flight tests as part of the agency's Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign.

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NASA Announces New AAM Partners

NASA Announces New AAM Partners

  • 10 Sep 2021 10:18 PM
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In July, NASA announced that it had signed agreements with 13 companies and a university for the agency’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign (NC).

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Joby and NASA Collaborate To Measure Noise Footprint Of Electric Air Taxi

Joby and NASA Collaborate To Measure Noise Footprint Of Electric Air Taxi

  • 01 Sep 2021 07:00 AM
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PRESS RELEASE: Joby Aviation, Inc. this week became the first company to fly an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign.

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NASA Report on Fuel Cell Model for H2 eVTOL Aircraft

NASA Report on Fuel Cell Model for H2 eVTOL Aircraft

  • 24 Aug 2021 11:01 AM
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NASA is publishing contractor report CR—20210000284, entitled, "PEM Fuel Cell Model for Conceptual Design of Hydrogen eVTOL Aircraft<

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A Little Bit of VFS in Ingenuity

A Little Bit of VFS in Ingenuity

  • 28 Apr 2021 01:45 AM
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Much has been written about the plans and development progress for Ingenuity; see "Red Planet Rotorcraft," Vertiflite, July/August 2018 and "NASA Mars Helicopter Team Striving for a 'Kitty Hawk' Moment," Vertiflite, May/June 2020.

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Ingenuity Takes Off On Mars

Ingenuity Takes Off On Mars

  • 28 Apr 2021 01:25 AM
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April 19, 2021 — a day for the record books: the successful first flight of an aircraft on another planet. Lifting off from the surface of Mars to a modest 10 ft (3 m), NASA’s diminutive Ingenuity helicopter made a humble start that holds huge significance for future flights.

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NASA Adds Vehicle Partners

NASA Adds Vehicle Partners

  • 20 Dec 2020 04:56 PM
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NASA announced on Nov. 16 that Wisk and Alaka’i Technologies signed information exchange agreements with NASA this year, joining 17 companies who were announced in March (see “NASA’s National Campaign,” Vertiflite, May/June 2020). The two new vehicle partners are now preparing for the first National Campaign (NC-1) beginning in 2022, with the intent to assess operational safety scenarios focused on their respective automation and vehicle designs.

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NASA & FAA Push Crashworthiness

NASA & FAA Push Crashworthiness

  • 20 Dec 2020 04:42 PM
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NASA and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have been hosting a series of workshops to provide information on test and evaluation requirements, vehicle safety system development, and certification challenges for eVTOL aircraft. 

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