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NASA Announces New AAM Partners

NASA Announces New AAM Partners

  • 10 Sep 2021 10:18 PM
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In July, NASA announced that it had signed agreements with 13 companies and a university for the agency’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign (NC).

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Joby and NASA Collaborate To Measure Noise Footprint Of Electric Air Taxi

Joby and NASA Collaborate To Measure Noise Footprint Of Electric Air Taxi

  • 01 Sep 2021 07:00 AM
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PRESS RELEASE: Joby Aviation, Inc. this week became the first company to fly an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign.

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NASA Report on Fuel Cell Model for H2 eVTOL Aircraft

NASA Report on Fuel Cell Model for H2 eVTOL Aircraft

  • 24 Aug 2021 11:01 AM
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NASA is publishing contractor report CR—20210000284, entitled, "PEM Fuel Cell Model for Conceptual Design of Hydrogen eVTOL Aircraft<

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A Little Bit of VFS in Ingenuity

A Little Bit of VFS in Ingenuity

  • 28 Apr 2021 01:45 AM
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Much has been written about the plans and development progress for Ingenuity; see "Red Planet Rotorcraft," Vertiflite, July/August 2018 and "NASA Mars Helicopter Team Striving for a 'Kitty Hawk' Moment," Vertiflite, May/June 2020.

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Ingenuity Takes Off On Mars

Ingenuity Takes Off On Mars

  • 28 Apr 2021 01:25 AM
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April 19, 2021 — a day for the record books: the successful first flight of an aircraft on another planet. Lifting off from the surface of Mars to a modest 10 ft (3 m), NASA’s diminutive Ingenuity helicopter made a humble start that holds huge significance for future flights.

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NASA Adds Vehicle Partners

NASA Adds Vehicle Partners

  • 20 Dec 2020 04:56 PM
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NASA announced on Nov. 16 that Wisk and Alaka’i Technologies signed information exchange agreements with NASA this year, joining 17 companies who were announced in March (see “NASA’s National Campaign,” Vertiflite, May/June 2020). The two new vehicle partners are now preparing for the first National Campaign (NC-1) beginning in 2022, with the intent to assess operational safety scenarios focused on their respective automation and vehicle designs.

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NASA & FAA Push Crashworthiness

NASA & FAA Push Crashworthiness

  • 20 Dec 2020 04:42 PM
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NASA and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have been hosting a series of workshops to provide information on test and evaluation requirements, vehicle safety system development, and certification challenges for eVTOL aircraft. 

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Commentary: Looking Back: A Vertical Retrospective on Electric VTOL

Commentary: Looking Back: A Vertical Retrospective on Electric VTOL

  • 03 Nov 2020 11:52 AM
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Although the explosion of interest in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft over the past few years caught many by surprise, the development has been underway for more than a decade. 

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Transformative Vertical Flight 2020

Transformative Vertical Flight 2020

  • 05 Mar 2020 05:25 PM
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In the seven years since 100 invited visionaries gathered in Arlington, Virginia, for the first annual VFS Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF) Workshop, the dream of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft has progressed from something perceived as a wild-eyed fantasy promoted by secretive companies to a diverse and full-fledged industry.

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The Joby S2 VTOL Concept

The Joby S2 VTOL Concept

  • 01 Nov 2014 02:14 PM
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Despite more than 70 years of vertical flight development, there are only three operational types of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft today: helicopters, the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor and the AV-8B Harrier jump jet. It could be argued that VTOL aircraft went through its period of rapid experimentation, and like commercial transports, settled on the configuration that offered the best approach.

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