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The Electric VTOL News eNewsletter

The Electric VTOL News eNewsletter

  • 15 Mar 2019 12:16 PM
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The Electric VTOL News™ eNewsletter started in 2016 as a means to inform the attendees of the VFS Transformative Vertical Flight Workshops and interested parties of news in the eVTOL world. Since then, it has grown to be a regular report on eVTOL aircraft, progress and developments. Since April 2017, it has also highlighted new aircraft in the World eVTOL Aircraft Directory and other resources on the eVTOL.news website.

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4th Congressional Hearing on UAM

4th Congressional Hearing on UAM

  • 13 Mar 2019 05:02 PM
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On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the US House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee held a hearing on "Looking Forward: Aviation 2050" that included testimony on Urban Air Mobility (UAM) by Eric Allison, Head of Uber Elevate. The video lasts 2 hours 22 minutes.

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Vertical Flight Society at Heli-Expo 2019

Vertical Flight Society at Heli-Expo 2019

  • 04 Mar 2019 05:00 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society hosted two sessions at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2019 trade show held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

On Monday, March 4, VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director of VFS presented on The Future of Vertical Flight. Slides are available and the video recording has been posted. 

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Electric VTOL for Organs on Demand

Electric VTOL for Organs on Demand

  • 25 Feb 2019 02:56 PM
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For many entrants in the race to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the speculative air taxi market is the prize at the end of the finish line — one that could someday yield orders for thousands of aircraft to ferry millions of passengers around congested cities. However, with numerous regulatory and social barriers standing in the way of that market — on top of the very real technological challenges associated with building and flying eVTOL aircraft — this type of on-demand urban air mobility (UAM) could take many years to come to fruition.

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LIFT’s Hexa Lifts Off

LIFT’s Hexa Lifts Off

  • 25 Feb 2019 02:43 PM
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Austin, Texas-based LIFT Aircraft revealed itself on Dec. 11, 2018. The LIFT Hexa is an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) single-passenger wingless multicopter aimed primarily at tourism and short distance travel. It completed its first manned test flight on Nov. 1, 2018.

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eVTOL Captures the Attention of CES

eVTOL Captures the Attention of CES

  • 24 Feb 2019 02:30 PM
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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest assembly of the latest and greatest consumer technology from around the world — from phones and TVs, to drones, cars and, yes, even electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and a yacht — kicked off in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan. 8–11, 2019.

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6th eVTOL Symposium Presentations

6th eVTOL Symposium Presentations

  • 24 Feb 2019 01:07 PM
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The sell-out 8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting & 6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium was a phenomenal success, with some 375 attendees. A series of articles in this issue of Vertiflite highlight the news and announcements from this event.

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3rd Congressional Hearing Talks UAM

3rd Congressional Hearing Talks UAM

  • 24 Feb 2019 12:45 PM
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On Feb. 7, Eric Fanning, the President and CEO of Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) testified in a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing entitled, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait.” In his remarks, Fanning spoke extensively of the potential of UAM.

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Airbus Reveals UTM Blueprint and UAM Perceptions

Airbus Reveals UTM Blueprint and UAM Perceptions

  • 24 Feb 2019 12:42 PM
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What will urban air mobility (UAM) look like in the near future? How will electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft share airspace with helicopters, traditional airplanes, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and other unknown proposed aircraft such as personal air vehicles and personal flying devices? These are some of the questions that Airbus’s Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Blueprint tries to answer.

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Frankfurt Airport Studies Voloports

Frankfurt Airport Studies Voloports

  • 24 Feb 2019 12:39 PM
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Volocopter GmbH and Fraport AG (the manager of Frankfurt Airport) are developing concepts for ground infrastructure and operations required for air taxi services at airports. This cooperation focuses on smooth passenger handling and efficient integration into existing transport infrastructure. In the future, Voloports could link existing urban transportation junctions with one another and provide connections to and from Frankfurt Airport.

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