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Innovation / VFS Sessions

VFS is holding three sessions of technical content for the vertical flight community: 1. An update on Science and Technology Research in Europe 2. A discussion on Infrastructure for eVTOL/AAM and 3. Progress in eVTOL/AAM.

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is proud to be a partner with EUROPEAN ROTORS 2022 providing premier content programming for the event.  VFS is holding three sessions of technical content for the vertical flight community:  

  1. The first session features the pre-eminent vertical flight research organizations in Europe providing updates on their efforts advance vertical flight safety and efficiency, including helicopters and eVTOL.  We will also get an update from the EU CleanSky program in this session. 
  2. The second session will focus on the needs for new/updated infrastructure to support the changing requirements of vertical flight, especially electric VTOL (eVTOL) aircraft and tiltrotors. 
  3. And the final session will provide a progress report from the dominant eVTOL aircraft developers and their visions of the future.

We hope you will join us for these comprehensive technology-oriented sessions that will provide a glimpse at the future of vertical flight.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Jim Sherman, Vertical Flight Society

10:30 - 12:00 Panel discussion: S&T
  • Prof. Marilena Pavel, TU Delft 
  • Florian Antrack, DLR 
  • Arnaud Le Pape, ONERA
  • Ilkay Yavrucuk, TUM School of Engineering and Design
13:00 - 14:30 Panel discussion: Infrastructure
  • Joern Jaeger, Volocopter 
  • Bradley Miller, Ferrovial 
  • Damian Kysely, Skyports
  • James Earl, Bayards
15:00 - 16:30 Panel discussion: Progress in eVTOL
  • Jean-Christophe Lambert, Ascendance
  • Joerg -Peter Meuller, Airbus
  • Saskia Horsch, Lilium