Air Force creates new opening to grow engagement with transformative vertical flight industry

By Sara Sirota / February 26, 2020 at 10:38 AM
The Air Force has established an "innovative capabilities opening" to assess the transformative vertical flight market with the goal of accelerating certification and evaluating the potential for early adoption and fielding. The Agility Prime program, which the service revealed in the fall, announced the ICO and first area of interest in separate notices released Tuesday. The Air Force intends to use the opening to test a hypothesis that emerging electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing and urban/advanced air mobility aircraft "could revolutionize mobility," the...

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