Venue: Sheraton Hotel at Wrigleyville West, in Mesa Arizona, USA

Date: January 24th – 26th, 2023

Overview: The 21st century has seen a continued emphasis on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), as well as greater autonomy and automation for both military and civilian applications. Unmanned and autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft are in varying stages of development all over the world, and continue to expand into the civil and military sectors for a variety of uses. Autonomy is being used to unmanned versions of manned helicopters for dull, dirty and dangerous military cargo missions. In addition, the operator-interface and human factors can be one of the most significant contributions to UAS safety and successful operations. Correspondingly, technologies and regulation are being developed to safely operate UAS, and integrate them into commercial and military airspace.

Meanwhile, automation and various levels of autonomy are being used in modern civil helicopter cockpits, while the military’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) aircraft will need to be optionally-manned or optimally-manned. Autonomy is also a key enabler for new classes of vehicles for civil missions — such as personal air vehicles, urban air mobility and air taxi missions — using all-electric or hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) propulsion approaches. 

This biennial meeting, sponsored by the VFS Arizona Chapter, is an excellent opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest advancements in manned/unmanned and civil/military autonomous VTOL aircraft technology with engineers, scientists and leaders in academia, industry and government agencies around the world.

Check out the Schedule Overview (pdf), eVTOL & Plenary Agenda (pdf) and Autonomous VTOL Technical Paper Agenda (pdf)

Registration: Register today for the 10th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting and 10th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium!