Electric Aircraft Symposium Set To Go Ahead Online

 - July 10, 2020, 7:24 AM

The 14th annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) will be held online from July 28 to 30. The event, which is jointly hosted by the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS), was to have been part of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, which was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year’s EAS agenda will feature around three dozen industry experts from 12 countries, with discussions focusing on both eVTOL and electric fixed-wing aircraft. Panelists will address topics including urban air mobility, commuter/regional air services, and community engagement. Participants will include aircraft and propulsion system manufacturers, suppliers, academics, consultants, industry groups, and the U.S. Air Force.

“The Vertical Flight Society joined forces with the CAFE Foundation in 2018 to co-host the Electric Aircraft Symposium because we recognized that the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) and conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) communities could learn a lot from each other,” said VFS executive director Michael Hirschberg. “For example, distributed electric propulsion is a common element in most of these revolutionary electric-powered aircraft designs.”