Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

  • NASA Ames Aeromechanics Branch Intern Group Summer 2019

    March of the Interns

    March of the Interns

    This article is a follow-up to previous reports in Vertiflite, “What to Do with an Army of Interns” (Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2018) and “What Else to Do with an Army of Interns” (Vertiflite, Jan/Feb 2019). The saga continues with the “Army...

  • HopFlyt Hops to the Future

    HopFlyt Hops to the Future

    Maryland eVTOL Startup Combines 90-year-old Wing Design with Recent Tech Developments for an Innovative Flying Taxi.

    By John M....

  • The eVTOL View from Europe

    The eVTOL View from Europe

    Some European eVTOL developers are focused on longer-range regional air mobility rather than intra-city UAM.

    By Richard Whittle


  • Hyundai to Develop Air Taxi Service

    Chung Euisun, executive vice chairman at Hyundai Motor Group, revealed that the automaker planned to develop an air taxi service. According to the Pulse, Chung said: “Our plan is to introduce UAM vehicles in 2023 and to provide its commercial service in 2029 after ironing out regulation issues.” He made his comments on Nov. 8 at the Mobility Innovators Forum 2019, hosted by Hyundai in San Francisco, California. Hyundai had...

  • VFS at AUVSI XPO2019

    On Monday, April 29, 2019, the Vertical Flight Society hosted a panel at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2019 trade show, with some 200 attendees.

    This special interactive panel featured innovation leaders from Aurora, Bell, Sikorsky and NASA, as well as investment companies NEXA Capital and Starburst Accelerator discussing how autonomy, electric propulsion and other critical technologies are enabling an...

  • Airbus A³ Vahana eVTOL in flight.

    The Electric VTOL Industry Shifts Gears

    The Electric VTOL Industry Shifts Gears
    By Kenneth I. Swartz
    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    A VFS panel and other discussions at Heli-Expo provided an opportunity for the commercial helicopter operating community to ask some tough questions about eVTOL technology.

    For the second year in a row, the Vertical Flight Society organized a panel discussion at Heli-Expo to brief the civil...