• NASA’s National Campaign

    NASA has relaunched the UAM Grand Challenge as the AAM National Campaign. The goal is to mature the eVTOL ecosystem through a series of technology field tests.

    By Jim Sherman
    VFS Director of Strategic Development

    Vertiflite, May/June 2020

    In 2015, NASA began a four-year project to provide guidance for low-altitude (under 500...

  • US Air Force Moves to Boost eVTOL Development

    US Air Force Moves to Boost eVTOL Development

    The service hopes to help aircraft developers get FAA certification as it weighs becoming an “early adopter” of air taxi vehicles for utility missions.

    By Richard Whittle

    Vertiflite, March/April 2020

    The Air Force marked the...

  • Letter to the Trump Administration Supporting eVTOL

    In response to the Aug. 30, 2019 White House Policy Memorandum, “Fiscal Year 2021 Administration Research and Development Budget Priorities,” which included eVTOL, the Vertical Flight Society and nine other leading associations and professional societies sent a letter to the Trump Administration. This collaborative product came together as a result of coordinating efforts kicked off at the VFS Workshop on eVTOL Defining Challenges. The Vertical...