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14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Goes Virtual

14th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Goes Virtual

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 10-Jul-20

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

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

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 22-Jun-20

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Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Board of Directors

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 15-May-20

VFS Awards $100,000 in Scholarships

VFS Awards $100,000 in Scholarships

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 24-Apr-20

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Lichten Award Winners

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Lichten Award Winners

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 14-Apr-20

TH-119 Certification Team Wins Harry T. Jensen Award

TH-119 Certification Team Wins Harry T. Jensen Award

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 »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Apr-20

VFS 2020 Annual Awards announcements

VFS 2020 Annual Awards announcements

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 02-Apr-20

UAM 101 and Infrastructure Workshop Events in March

UAM 101 and Infrastructure Workshop Events in March

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 »

Source: CAMI, 07-Feb-20

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VFS Leads eVTOL Efforts at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

VFS Leads eVTOL Efforts at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 27-Jan-20

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Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 and eVTOL Symposium

Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 and eVTOL  Symposium

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 11-Dec-19

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More than 200 eVTOL Aircraft Now in Development

More than 200 eVTOL Aircraft Now in Development

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 09-Sep-19

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VFS announces Student Design Winners

VFS announces Student Design Winners

 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 »

Source: VFS, 22-Aug-19

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NEXA Advisors Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

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 »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 20-Aug-19

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VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

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 »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 13-Jun-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Board of Directors

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 14-May-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 12-Apr-19

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

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

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 11-Apr-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Lichten Award Winners

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Lichten Award Winners

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 10-Apr-19

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VFS Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

VFS Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

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 »

Source: VFS, 05-Apr-19

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VFS Announces Group Recipients

VFS Announces Group Recipients

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 »

Source: VFS, 04-Apr-19

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VFS Awards Announces Individual Recipients

VFS Awards Announces Individual Recipients

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 »

Source: VFS, 03-Apr-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership

Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership

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 »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 25-Jan-19

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VFS to host 6th eVTOL Symposium in Arizona

VFS to host 6th eVTOL Symposium in Arizona

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 »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 07-Jan-19

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