Forum 360: Innovation in Vertical Lift 19 June 2019 0930 - 1130


Vertical Lift missions are changing and the systems are becoming more complex. The requirements for faster, further, more payload, better efficiency, and lower noise are driving new designs of helicopters, tiltrotors, or hybrid-electric urban mobility; military or civilian;  manned or unmanned air vehicles. How are OEMs responding to these challenges? What are the performance, manufacturability, and affordability trade-offs?  What are the hurdles left to navigate? Learn from leading OEMs about their newest vehicles and their vision for the future of vertical lift.
  • Susan Gorton Susan Gorton
    Project Manager, NASA Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Adam Besachio Adam Besachio
    Guidance, Navigation, and Control, Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Ryan Ehinger Ryan Ehinger
    V-280 Valor Program Manager, Bell
  • Nick Lappos Nick Lappos
    Senior Technical Fellow, Advanced Technology, Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company
  • Jeff Trang Jeff Trang
    Vice President, Technology and Flight Operations, Airbus Helicopters, Inc.