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SA on the KCBS Radio

SA President Dr. Brien Seeley appeared on “KCBS In Depth” to discuss flying cars and Urban Air Mobility. Check out the episode here!

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SAS 2019 – SA and UC Berkeley ITS Collaborate for Our Best Year Yet!

The University of California, Berkeley Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS) hosted the 2019 Sustainable Aviation Symposium (SAS) on October 7-8 of 2019. Dr. Jasenka Rakas from UC Berkeley and Dr. Brien A. Seeley of the Sustainable Aviation Foundation co-chaired the program which featured speakers from around the world. SAS 2019 focused on safe, quiet, electric aviation solutions to the most …

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SAS 2019 Lands at UC Berkeley, October 7-8, 2019

The Sustainable Aviation Foundation and UC Berkeley team up to host a holistic view of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) The University of California, Berkeley Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS) will host the 2019 Sustainable Aviation Symposium (SAS) on October 7-8 of 2019. Dr. Jasenka Rakas from UC Berkeley and Dr. Brien A. Seeley of the Sustainable Aviation Foundation will co-chair …

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SA Symposium 2018 Presentations Now Available on YouTube

Presentations from the 2018 Sustainable Aviation Symposium are now available on YouTube. We’re excited to share this great resource with our community and look forward to your feedback! Check out the full SAS 2018 Presentation Playlist

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SAS 2018 – Tickets Available Now!

SA Symposium 2018 – Experts from around the globe will present talks on advanced new aircraft and lift devices, propellers & propulsion systems, batteries, motors and autonomous vehicles. SA Symposium is not a standard trade conference or networking event. It’s a true meeting of minds, where colleagues from around the globe gather to listen and discuss the very latest in …

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SA Symposium 2017 – A Huge Success!

Thank you to speakers and attendees for a fantastic event! This year marked record attendance and we are actively planning SAS 2018. Check out photos from this year’s event. Please join our mailing list to hear about SAS 2018 and Sustainable Aviation projects (we’re also on Twitter and LinkedIn)  

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Regional Sky Transit III: The Primacy of Noise

This AIAA paper from SCITECH 2017 conveys the supreme importance of ultra-low noise to the sustainability and profitability of Regional Sky Transit. It contains new insights about the extraordinary design challenges of matching V/ESTOL performance with ultra-low noise in small 2-seat Sky Taxis, introduces the helpful concept of “Noise to pavement ratio” or NPR, and presents suggestions on best ways …

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Tactile Active Gear (TAG) For V/ESTOL Electrically Powered Aircraft

Electrically-powered, V/ESTOL aircraft can use their high capacity battery pack to operate a new type of electric landing gear system—the tactile active gear (TAG). The TAG concept is that of a smart system whose position, strain, motion and acceleration sensors detect and provide input for a software-guided precise positioning control of its long-travel landing gear legs. The long-travel TAG could …