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Press Release: VFS Announces the Winners of the 4th Annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight Competition

Press Release: VFS Announces the Winners of the 4th Annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight Competition

  • 23 Apr 2024 08:54 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) today announces the winners of its fourth annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Competition. Texas A&M University took first place, University of Maryland took second and the Georgia Institute of Technology took third. 

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Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 1,000 Designs

Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 1,000 Designs

  • 22 Apr 2024 10:06 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today that the number of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concepts being tracked in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory has now reached 1,000 concepts from more than 430 designers.

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Doroni’s H1-X Personal eVTOL

Doroni’s H1-X Personal eVTOL

  • 18 Apr 2024 11:39 AM
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Since establishing Pompano Beach, Florida-based Doroni Aerospace in 2016, founder Doron Merdinger has pushed the bounds of possible between uncrewed and crewed aircraft, and his newest electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) platform pushes that envelope even further.

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3rd Annual H2-Aero Symposium

3rd Annual H2-Aero Symposium

  • 17 Apr 2024 11:34 PM
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The 3rd Annual H2-Aero Symposium, the Vertical Flight Society’s premier meeting on hydrogen aviation, occurred on March 13–14 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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AutoFlight Advances

AutoFlight Advances

  • 17 Apr 2024 10:31 PM
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AutoFlight announced on Feb. 26 that it had conducted an intercity flight of its five-seat Prosperity eVTOL aircraft.

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Sikorsky’s HEX Signs

Sikorsky’s HEX Signs

  • 17 Apr 2024 07:04 PM
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Sikorsky Innovations reveals plans for a hybrid-electric tiltwing demonstrator to validate technologies in rotorcraft to come.

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Evolito’s Breakthrough Axial Motors

Evolito’s Breakthrough Axial Motors

  • 16 Apr 2024 07:47 PM
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Bicester, UK-based Evolito plans to match demand for electric aircraft once regulators enable large-scale revenue flights by designing electric powertrains that are efficient, lightweight and cost-effective enough to support the nascent sector.

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Commentary: The Evolving VTOL Workforce

Commentary: The Evolving VTOL Workforce

  • 16 Apr 2024 01:04 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society leads advocacy efforts to advance vertical flight, bringing together members from industry, academia and government to tackle the toughest challenges. In this role, it is our responsibility to sound the alarm: the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft workforce is at a critical juncture.

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eVTOL / AAM videos published

eVTOL / AAM videos published

  • 11 Mar 2024 11:05 PM
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VFS has recently published a number of videos from its and other associations' events on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)/eVTOL

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eVTOL Leaders Continue to Advance

eVTOL Leaders Continue to Advance

  • 11 Mar 2024 08:45 PM
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Recent months have seen the leading developers of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft make big strides in their efforts to develop their advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles.

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