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VFS annonces winner of Alfred Gessow Award

VFS annonces winner of Alfred Gessow Award

21-Jul-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announced today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper at the 77th Annual Forum and Technology Display. This year’s winning paper is from the Aerodynamics session entitled, “Does Scatter Matter? Improved Understanding of UH-60A Wind Tunnel Rotor Measurements Using Data-Driven Clustering and CREATET-AV... Read more

CAFE Foundation and VFS Announce Impressive Program

CAFE Foundation and VFS Announce Impressive Program

16-Jul-2021Source: VFS

Nearly 60 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), held online next week on July 20-22, 2021. Registration information and details are available at www.vtol.org/eas Battery-electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered aircraft have the potential to significantly reduce air transportation costs,... Read more

VFS announces winners of student helicopter design competition

VFS announces winners of student helicopter design competition

3-Jun-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society announces the winners of its inaugural Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. The University of Michigan took first place with a prize of $2,000. The team from the University of Maryland took second place and the Ohio State University took third place; the teams will be awarded cash prizes of $1,000 and $500, respectively. Photos are... Read more

VFS gives special access to Forum 77 virtual technology display

VFS gives special access to Forum 77 virtual technology display

29-Apr-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society announced special access to the virtual exhibit hall at its 77th Annual Forum and Technology Display. Forum 77, held online this year on May 10–14, is the world’s leading international conference on vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft technology — everything from advanced rotorcraft to advanced air mobility. Information about the... Read more

EUROPEAN ROTORS and VFS announce partnership

EUROPEAN ROTORS and VFS announce partnership

27-Apr-2021Source: EUROPEAN ROTORS

Both parties are delighted to announce future cooperation. EUROPEAN ROTORS is the new platform for rotorcraft and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) represents the international technical community working to advance vertical flight technology. The VTOL Show and Safety Conference is further expanding its network. The cooperation with the... Read more

VFS Continues Record Growth, Reaches 150 Corporate Members

VFS Continues Record Growth, Reaches 150 Corporate Members

19-Apr-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports today that it has continued to experience record growth, propelled largely by the continued expansion of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developments around the world. “Despite the pandemic, interest and investment in the eVTOL industry has accelerated,... Read more

VFS Announces 2021 Lichten Award Winners

VFS Announces 2021 Lichten Award Winners

16-Apr-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical award. The overall winner will be recognized on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, during the Society’s 77th Annual Grand Awards Ceremony, premiering at 2:00 pm EDT (UTC-4), on the Society’s YouTube channel: http://www.YouTube.com/VTOLsociety. Mr. Andrew Lavoie of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin... Read more

VFS Announces 2021 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

VFS Announces 2021 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

13-Apr-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical award. The overall winner will be recognized on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, during the Society’s 77th Annual Grand Awards Ceremony, premiering at 2:00 pm EDT (UTC-4), on the Society’s YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/VTOLsociety. Mr. Andrew Lavoie of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, was... Read more

VFS Announces 2021 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

VFS Announces 2021 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

7-Apr-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce its 2021 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. Scholarships totaling $100,000 are being awarded this year to 27 of the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight. “Since 1977, our Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships have helped inspire generations of students to pursue careers in vertical... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2021 Group of Its Prestigious Awards

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2021 Group of Its Prestigious Awards

6-Apr-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the 2021 group recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since the establishment of the VFS awards program in 1944, they have paid tribute to outstanding teams in industry, government and academia working on vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, serving as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners... Read more

VFS Announces 2021 Individual Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

VFS Announces 2021 Individual Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

29-Mar-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society announced the 2021 individual recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since the establishment of the VFS awards program in 1944, they have paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and technology, serving as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized virtually... Read more

VFS Welcomed 36 New Corporate Members in 2020

VFS Welcomed 36 New Corporate Members in 2020

12-Feb-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society — the world’s first and foremost non-profit technical organization dedicated to advancing vertical flight — saw record growth in the number of corporate members again in 2020. As of Jan. 1, 2021, a total of 137 companies are now members of VFS, a net 15% growth over 2020 and a doubling... Read more

Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Advancing Despite Pandemic

Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Advancing Despite Pandemic

13-Jan-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports today that the growth of world’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developments have continued apace despite the global pandemic. “This past year saw continued growth and progress in eVTOL developments,” said Mike Hirschberg, VFS Executive Director. “Our... Read more

Senior VP for Safety Management Governance at Leonardo awarded two accolades

Senior VP for Safety Management Governance at Leonardo awarded two accolades

7-Jan-2021Source: Leonardo

Fabio Nannoni, Senior Vice President for Safety Management Governance at Leonardo Helicopters, has been commended with two impressive accolades from two prestigious and respected bodies in the aerospace community. Recently, the Royal Aeronautical Society announced Mr Nannoni was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his ‘profound contribution to helicopter design’. In addition, Mr Nannoni... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces  Winner of  2020 Alfred Gesow Best Paper Award

Vertical Flight Society Announces Winner of 2020 Alfred Gesow Best Paper Award

9-Dec-2020Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announced today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper at the 76th Annual Forum and Technology Display. This year’s winning paper is from the Acoustics sessions: entitled, Development and Validation of Generic Maneuvering Flight Noise Abatement Guidance for Helicopters by James H. Stephenson,... Read more

True Blue Power announce VFS receive TCCA approval

True Blue Power announce VFS receive TCCA approval

7-Dec-2020Source: True Blue Power

True Blue Power announced Vertical Flight Solutions (VFS) by EuroTec has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval for the installation of the ultralightweight True Blue Power TB17 lithium-ion main ship battery on Airbus H125/AS350 Series helicopters. The battery integration requires no structural work and includes an NVIS-compatible cockpit annunciator. Additional approvals, including Federal Aviation... Read more

VFS Announces Design-Build-Vertical Flight Student Competition

VFS Announces Design-Build-Vertical Flight Student Competition

28-Sep-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announces the details of the inaugural Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. This electric-powered remote-control vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) competition seeks to encourage interest in unmanned aircraft technology, and small air vehicle design and fabrication. The competition is designed to develop hands-on skills and familiarization with electric VTOL and urban... Read more

Winners of 37th Annual VFS Student Design Competition announced

Winners of 37th Annual VFS Student Design Competition announced

14-Aug-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society announces the winners of its 37th Annual Student Design Competition: The University of Maryland took first place in the Graduate Category, while the team from Delft University of Technology took first place in the Undergraduate Category along with Best New Entrant honors. Leonardo Helicopters was sponsor of this year’s competition with... Read more

Revolutionary Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Accelerate

Revolutionary Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Accelerate

23-Jul-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today that it has now cataloged its 300th electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory. “Electric VTOL aircraft hold out the promise of being much safer, cheaper, cleaner and quieter,” said VFS Executive... Read more

14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Goes Virtual

14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Goes Virtual

16-Jul-2020Source: VFS

Three dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) which will be held online for the first time on July 28-30, 2020. Electric and hybrid electric powered aircraft have the potential to significantly reduce air transportation costs, carbon emissions... Read more

NEXA Advisors and the VFS Announce Equity Partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc.

NEXA Advisors and the VFS Announce Equity Partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc.

16-Jul-2020Source: UAM Geomatics

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) have formed an equity partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc., whose purpose is to promote the development and utilization of eVTOL aircraft, including accelerated investment into related supply chains. A key asset of UAM Geomatics is the groundbreaking study, Urban Air Mobility—Economics and Global Markets 2020-2040. Updated quarterly,... Read more

14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Goes Virtual

14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Goes Virtual

10-Jul-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

Three dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) which will be held online for the first time on July 28-30, 2020. Electric and hybrid electric powered aircraft have the potential to significantly reduce air transportation costs, carbon emissions... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Receives Nearly $1M  Donation for Scholarship Fund

Vertical Flight Society Receives Nearly $1M Donation for Scholarship Fund

22-Jun-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce it has received its largest donation ever to its Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship fund. On June 12, VFS officially received a donation of $922,146.46 from the estate of Robert Head. Head — an engineer with McDonnell, Hughes and Boeing — was a VFS Emeritus Member who... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Board of Directors

15-May-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit dedicated to advancing vertical flight, is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2020-2021. The following members were elected to the Board’s Executive Committee for the one-year term of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021: Chair: Edward Hoskin, VP Engineering, Pratt & Whitney Canada (previously... Read more

VFS Awards $100,000 in Scholarships

VFS Awards $100,000 in Scholarships

24-Apr-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce its 2020 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. Scholarships totaling $100,000 are being awarded again this year to 29 of the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight.   “Since 1977, our Vertical Flight Foundation scholarships have helped inspire generations of students to pursue careers in... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Lichten Award Winners

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Lichten Award Winners

14-Apr-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical award. The overall winner will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, during the Society’s 76th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Ms. Chloe Johnson of University of Texas at Austin was... Read more

TH-119 Certification Team Wins Harry T. Jensen Award

TH-119 Certification Team Wins Harry T. Jensen Award

6-Apr-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is pleased to announce the company’s TH-119 Certification Team, led by Program Manager Enzo Galli, has won the Vertical Flight Society’s prestigious Harry T. Jensen Award. The Harry T. Jensen Award recognizes outstanding contribution to the improvement of reliability, maintainability, safety or logistics support through improved design or technical achievement. Leonardo’s TH-119 Certification Team,... Read more

VFS 2020 Annual Awards announcements

VFS 2020 Annual Awards announcements

2-Apr-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society has announced nine individuals and nine groups as the 2020 recipients of its prestigious 76th Annual Awards program. Since its establishment in 1944, VFS Awards have paid tribute to the world’s outstanding leaders of vertical flight in industry, government and academia, and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. The... Read more

UAM 101 and Infrastructure Workshop Events in March

UAM 101 and Infrastructure Workshop Events in March

7-Feb-2020Source: CAMI

The Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) are hosting a pair of co-located urban air mobility events at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, from March 16-19, 2020. On the afternoon of March 16th, CAMI is hosting UAM 101, a foundational event crafted specifically to provide state and local decision makers... Read more

VFS Leads eVTOL Efforts at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

VFS Leads eVTOL Efforts at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

27-Jan-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today its activities at Heli-Expo to highlight advanced new military and civil vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Heli-Expo 2020 is hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and is being held Jan. 28–30, 2020, in the Anaheim Convention Center,... Read more

Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 and eVTOL  Symposium

Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 and eVTOL Symposium

11-Dec-2019Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society, the leading advocate for the advancement of helicopters, rotorcraft and other vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (VTOL), announces details for its unique conference, Transformative Vertical Flight 2020, being held in San Jose, Calif., Jan. 21-23, 2020. Some 60 technical paper authors plus 75 invited speakers will present the gamut of technologies,... Read more

More than 200 eVTOL Aircraft Now in Development

More than 200 eVTOL Aircraft Now in Development

9-Sep-2019Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) recently added the 200th electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept to its online World eVTOL Aircraft Directory. The Directory, launched in 2017, is the world’s most comprehensive compendium of electric and hybrid/electric-powered VTOL aircraft in development by aerospace companies, entrepreneurs and inventors around the globe. “We recognized in... Read more

VFS announces Student Design Winners

VFS announces Student Design Winners

22-Aug-2019Source: VFS

 The Vertical Flight Society announces the winners of the 36th Annual Student Design Competition: the University of Maryland took top honors in the graduate category, while the collaborative team from University of Maryland and Universidad de Carlos III took first place in the undergraduate category. Airbus was this year’s sponsor of the competition this year with a total of... Read more

NEXA Advisors Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

20-Aug-2019Source: Vertical Flight Society

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announce the completion of a comprehensive year-long study, Urban Air Mobility—Economics and Global Markets. The groundbreaking NEXA report, undertaken in a partnership with VFS, contains forecasts for 74 metropolitan areas over the period of 2020 – 2040. The online databases include thousands of geocoded data features and... Read more

VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

13-Jun-2019Source: Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, today announced several initiatives that expand its support to the growing field of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aviation. This expansion includes new personnel, eVTOL workshops and partnerships, and eVTOL educational resources. Electric/hybrid-electric propulsion enables new vertical flight aircraft configurations... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Board of Directors

14-May-2019Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce the election results for its Board of Directors. The next Board meeting will be held during the world’s largest vertical flight conference — its 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display — May 13–16, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia: http://www.vtol.org/forum. The following members were elected to... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

12-Apr-2019Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce its 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. Scholarships totaling $100,000 are being awarded this year to 28 of the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight. “As part of our 75th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to provide a record number of scholarships this... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces Individual Recipients of its 75th Annual Awards

Vertical Flight Society Announces Individual Recipients of its 75th Annual Awards

11-Apr-2019Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society announced the individual recipients of its prestigious awards program for 2019. Since its establishment in 1944, the Society’s awards program has paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Lichten Award Winners

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Lichten Award Winners

10-Apr-2019Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical award. The overall winner will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the Society’s 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Mr. Benjamin León of Georgia Institute of Technology was selected as... Read more

VFS Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

VFS Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

5-Apr-2019Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce its 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. Scholarships totaling $100,000 are being awarded this year to 28 of the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight. “As part of our 75th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to provide a record number of scholarships this... Read more

VFS Announces Group Recipients

VFS Announces Group Recipients

4-Apr-2019Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the group recipients of its prestigious awards program for 2019. Since its establishment in 1944, the Society’s awards program has paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet... Read more

VFS Awards Announces Individual Recipients

VFS Awards Announces Individual Recipients

3-Apr-2019Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the individual recipients of its prestigious awards program for 2019. Since its establishment in 1944, the Society’s awards program has paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership

Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership

25-Jan-2019Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces that it has experienced strong growth in all its membership categories, thanks to the unprecedented global investment in advanced new military and civil vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Worldwide increases in funding from governments and industry are fueling the... Read more

VFS to host 6th eVTOL Symposium in Arizona

VFS to host 6th eVTOL Symposium in Arizona

7-Jan-2019Source: Vertical Flight Society

More than 100 technical experts will speak at the Vertical Flight Society’s (VFS) 6th Annual Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft Symposium and 8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting in Mesa, Arizona on January 29-31, 2019. Information is available at www.vtol.org/autonomous. “Electric and hybrid-electric propulsion is an exciting new approach to vertical flight aircraft... Read more

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