The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is hosting its third workshop on eVTOL infrastructure for Urban Air Mobility (UAM), with the two-day virtual event taking place from 1st – 2nd September.

It aims to address the identified challenges and plot out a plan of action in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Also included will be presentations and facilitated discussions from key players in the industry. In addition, VFS has been working with the Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) to schedule a UAM101 workshop on 3rd September.

In a draft agenda, topics on Day One are Vertiport Strategic Planning, Smart Airport Integration of UAM and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and Design Criteria Consideration, which will talk about Safety Areas and Obstruction Management, Basic Site Layout Considerations, Ground Movement and Taxi Operations, Aircraft (Airplane, Helicopter, VTOL) Mixed Use Operations.

Featured speakers include Doug Stanley, President and Executive Director of the National Institute of Aerospace, Brian Learn of Uber Elevate, and Nick Borer from NASA’s Langley Research Center.

On Wednesday, topics will be AAM Air Traffic and Airspace Challenges, Infrastructure Development and Contingency Planning. Featured speakers on this day include Starr Ginn, NASA’s UAM Strategic Advisor, Brian Smith of Gannett Fleming, Michael Dyment, Managing Partner of NEXA Advisors, Kevin Erker of Elevate Test Solutions, Danielle McClean and Rachel Locks of Happy Take Off, and Dawn Zoldi of P3 Technical Consulting.

Topics during the Contingency Planning discussion will be Batter System Failure Quarantine, Aircraft Emergency Operations, Non-Scheduled AOG Maintenance Planning and Hazardous Weather Aircraft Recovery Planning.

Those interested in attending the event can register by clicking here. It will cost $50 for FAA Tech Center employees and $200 for all other federal, state, local employees, speakers and current VFS members. Non-members will pay $300, which includes a one-year membership.

And for more details about the workshop, visit https://vtol.org/events/vfs-workshop-on-evtol-infrastructure