The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is holding its 7th Workshop on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Infrastructure on 26–28 September 2023 in New Jersey. AAM aircraft may be powered by batteries, hybrid electric systems or hydrogen fuel cells.
The first day will be led by the Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) followed by a deep dive into important and timely AAM infrastructure topics through noon on the last day. Attendees also have the opportunity to sign up for a tour of the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center on Thursday afternoon.
The event includes keynotes from Paula Nouragas, Chief Scientist and Technical Advisor at the FAA Technical Center’s Office of Science and Technology Integration, and Haddon Antonucci, Policy Director, office of local Congressman Jeff Van Drew, advocate for the FAA Tech Center and AAM.
Workshop sessions cover the following topics: infrastructure data integrity; performance-based infrastructure; performance-based fire protection in AAM; FAA AAM infrastructure update; AAM infrastructure and insurance; AAM operations at airports; AAM digital infrastructure; drone and droneport integration; and micro grids for AAM.
Moderators include representatives of eVTOL developers, architecture and engineering firms, infrastructure companies, AAM thought leaders and FAA officials.
VFS has been actively developing consensus-based solutions through its highly successful workshop series to shape the future.
Those who should attend include eVTOL manufacturers, federal and state department of transportation (DOT) officials, FAA officials, municipality leaders, Department of Defense (DOD) leaders, infrastructure designers, architecture and engineering firms, insurance companies, FAA Part 135 certificate holders, building and fire code professionals, land-use professionals, and everyone else interested in learning more about Advanced Air Mobility.
The first four AAM Infrastructure Workshops were held semi-annually from September 2019 to September 2021, and have been held annually since then. These are the only workshops in the world that address this important defining challenge of advanced air mobility.
VFS was founded as the American Helicopter Society in 1943 and has been a major force in the advancement of vertical flight. VFS is the global resource for information on vertical flight technology. For more than 80 years, it has provided global leadership for scientific, technical, educational and legislative initiatives that advance the state of the art of vertical flight.
The VFS 6th Workshop on AAM Infrastructure was held on 20–22 September 2022 at the Marriott in the University of Dayton, Ohio.