September 20th-22nd, 2022 (Dayton, Ohio, USA.)

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is hosting its 6th Workshop on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Infrastructure on Sept. 20-22 in Dayton, Ohio. This two-day meeting is the sixth in a series of solution-focused workshops. 

This year’s workshop will focus on infrastructure operations and safety as they relate to electric aircraft capabilities and performance. The workshop sessions will include presentations from key players and experts from the industry.

In the 1st workshop in Sept. 2019, industry representatives and regulators focused on the “defining challenges” of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, identifying key stakeholders and strategies for moving forward. 

The 2nd Workshop on eVTOL Infrastructure, held virtually (due to COVID-19) in a series on sponsored webinars in April and May 2020, covered foundational elements needed to support the development of safe, functional and economically viable infrastructure to support UAM applications. 

The 3rd Workshop on eVTOL Infrastructure, held virtually (due to COVID-19) in a series was held in September 2020, covered foundational elements needed to support the development of safe, functional and economically viable infrastructure to support UAM applications. A virtual tour of the FAA Technical Center in Atlantic City was also part of the program.  The output of the workshop was captured via audience inputs and used to set the content for the 4th workshop.

The 4th Workshop on eVTOL Infrastructure, held virtually in March 2021, addressed policy changes needed to support the development of safe, functional and economically viable infrastructure to support UAM applications.

The 5th Workshop on eVTOL Infrastructure, also held virtually in September 2021, focusd on infrastructure operations and safety as they relate to eVTOL aircraft capabilities and performance.  

Objectives

  • Provide an open forum to stakeholders and interested parties from industry and applicable government and regulatory bodies to discuss Operations & Safety requirements and expectations as they relate to AAM technology and infrastructure
  • Conduct facilitated discussions regarding key Operational & Safety questions pertaining to AAM infrastructure to better understand potential eVTOL aircraft limitations and aerodynamic deficiencies that must be considered in future infrastructure development
  • Identify collaborative research and development opportunities necessary for creating safe infrastructure design standards based on aircraft performance criteria

Deliverables

  • Build upon existing safety data to identify pre-competitive areas where proactive industry collaboration would be valuable in accelerating adoption
  • Identify collaborative opportunities between industry and government agencies that will benefit the UAM industry
  • Draft consensus-based strategies to advance infrastructure Operations and Safety at key Federal, State and Local levels

Organisers

  • Rex Alexander, 5-Alpha
  • Cliff Johnson, FAA Tech Center

Attendance:

In order to maximise the educational opportunity and the diversity of attendees, we plan to set the registration rates very low

Note: Since this is a working meeting, members of the press are welcome to attend, but attributions made by FAA employees must be reviewed by the FAA Communications team.

There are sponsorship opportunities available:

  • Gold Sponsorship (5 max): $2,500 — includes logos/signage, flyer, three complimentary registrations and a 20-minute speaking slot. (Subject to approval and availability.)
  • Silver Sponsorship (5 max): $1,500 — includes logos/signage, flyer, one complimentary registration and a 10-minute speaking slot. (Subject to approval and availability.)
  • Advertiser (10 max): $500 — includes logos/signage. (Subject to approval and availability.)

Please contact Jim Sherman for more information.