AHS eVTOL Press Conference at Heli-Expo 2018

Heli-Expo Press Briefing: 
The Electric VTOL Revolution

Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N110
Wednesday, Feb. 28 @ 11:00-11:45 am

AHS International Executive Director Mike Hirschberg hosted a panel discussing the promise, progress and challenges of electric VTOL aircraft development. More than 50 companies are currently developing eVTOL aircraft (see the AHS website, www.eVTOL.news), with several in advanced stages of flight testing. Industry experts expect these new products to enter the market in the next 5-10 years, and expand the operational opportunities for rotorcraft operators, due to their extremely low noise and low operating costs. YouTube video: The Electric VTOL Revolution: Heli-Expo 2018 Press Briefing

AHS eVTOL Press Briefing 28 Feb 2018 (jpg)Speakers:
  • Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director, AHS International [slides]
  • Michael Thacker, EVP Technology & Innovation, Bell [slides]
  • Mark Moore, Director of Aviation Engineering, Uber [slides]
  • Greg Bowles, VP for Global Innovation & Policy, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) [slides]
  • Dr. Mike Romanowski, FAA Aircraft Certification Service’s (AIR) Director of the Policy & Innovation Division (AIR-600) [slides]

Hirschberg also held a separate press briefing on Monday, Feb. 26, entitled, "The Future of Vertical Flight," providing a perspective on the global vertical flight market and technological development. YouTube videoThe Future of Vertical Flight: Heli-Expo 2018 Press Briefing

AHS International is the world’s premier vertical flight technical society. Since its inception 75 years ago on Feb. 25, 1943, AHS has been a major force in the advancement of vertical flight. The Society is the global resource for information on vertical flight technology, providing leadership for scientific, technical, educational and legislative initiatives that advance the state of the art of vertical flight.

The world’s largest vertical flight technical conference, the AHS International 74th Annual Forum and Technology Display, is being held in Phoenix, Arizona on May 14-17, 2018. Focusing on “The Future of Vertical Flight,” Forum 74 will cover all forms of VTOL aircraft, from micro air vehicles to helicopters, advanced rotorcraft and eVTOL. See www.vtol.org/forum for more information. 

AHS International — The Vertical Flight Technical Society
2701 Prosperity Ave, Suite 210, Fairfax, VA 22031 USA
phone: +1-703-684-6777; toll free: +1-855-AHS-INTL; fax: +1-703-739-9279

Posted: Feb. 28, 2018. Updated: March 22, 2018