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The Electric VTOL News, Vol. 3, No. 16, Nov 6, 2018

Welcome to our latest eVTOL eNewsletter! These emails are intended to keep you up to date with important news and events on electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The Electric VTOL News™ is published twice monthly by the Vertical Flight Society, the world's oldest and largest international professional society for those working to advance vertical flight technology. 

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Latest Vertiflite Now Online

The Nov/Dec 2018 issue of the Vertical Flight Society's Vertiflite magazine is now online — members can download the entire issue. These articles are available to the public on  
NASA UAM Grand Challenge

NASA's Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge Industry Day was held Nov. 1-2. More than 240 people attended to hear how NASA wants to collectively “raise the water level” for UAM. Interested parties have until Nov. 16 to respond to the request for information (RFI). Read more about this groundbreaking opportunity!
Mark Your Calendars!

Nov 13–15, 2018 @ Bristol, UK
RAeS / VFS / AIAA / SAE International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC)

Jan 29–31, 2019 @ Mesa, Arizona
Vertical Flight Society's 8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting & 6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium. Early Bird registration deadline is Dec. 10. Register early!  

May 13–16, 2019 
@ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
A record number of abstracts were received for the Vertical Flight Society's 75th Annual Forum & Technology DisplayPlan now to attend the largest VTOL technology conference ever!
Is an important eVTOL event missing? Let us know!
VTOL Companies Hiring!
VFS corporate members are looking for top talent. Members can search & apply for jobs at More than 150 VTOL jobs posted!
6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium

The Vertical Flight Society's 6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium will be held on Jan. 29-31 as part of the 8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting, in Mesa, Arizona. The conference will feature technical paper presentations related to manned and unmanned autonomous VTOL aircraft, while the Symposium will feature invited presentations, panel sessions and discussions on electric and hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft. A record number of abstracts were submitted, and the selected technical papers will be announced soon.

This is the world’s longest running symposium on eVTOL technology. It’s a unique opportunity for designers, developers, innovators, investors, regulators, infrastructure providers, end users, media and key influencers to share knowledge and work towards realizing the eVTOL revolution. This is a tremendous opportunity for those new to the VTOL industry.

Meeting registration and hotel reservations are now open: Join speakers from industry, academia and government agencies to expand your understanding of the progress and challenges of electric and hybrid electric VTOL. Early Bird Deadline is Dec. 10: Register early and save $100!

Two new eVTOL Short Courses will be offered in conjunction with the event:

  • eVTOL Design, Mon, Jan. 28 — conquer the fundamentals of electric VTOL! [Course description]
  • eVTOL Aeromechanics & Acoustic Prediction Software, Thurs-Fri, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 — learn how to use the best software available! [Course description]

A limited number of sponsorships and exhibit opportunities are available for organizations to highlight their work in autonomy and electric VTOL. Current sponsors and exhibitors include Bell, Continuum Dynamics, Karem Aircraft and NEXA Advisors. Don't miss your chance to be part of this key eVTOL event! 

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society announce the prospectus for a new study, "Urban Air Mobility (UAM) — Economics and Global Markets." This is a joint undertaking by three respected aerospace researcher organizations, financial advisors and publishers. The lead underwriting sponsor is NEXA Advisors, a NEXA Capital company, with a well-known record performing “multi-client” research for the aerospace sector. VFS is the world's leading non-profit organization dedicated to advancing vertical flight aircraft, including eVTOL. Aviation Week Network is an underwriting sponsor and contributor with a strong reputation for providing cutting-edge analysis and perspective.

The prospectus for this groundbreaking study is now: It will cover market and economic forecasts for 70 metropolitan areas, 2020 – 2040, including technologies, policies, markets, infrastructure and economics.
eVTOL.News Website Keeps Growing

Have you checked out our™ website lately? We now nearly 100 article and 125 eVTOL designs listed in our directory, and the number continues to grow! Additional functionality on the site: 

Learn about the different eVTOL aircraft now under development and check out our latest news stories. Past editions of The Electric VTOL News™ are also available.

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Vertically yours,

Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director
AHS — The Vertical Flight Society
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