About AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society
AHS International is the global resource for information on vertical flight technology. Our members have unparalleled access to vertical flight resources, including all issues of our Vertiflite magazine since 1953 – nearly 800 pdfs – available for free download. In addition, we have over 6,000 technical papers available for download at 50% off the non-member price. Find out more about the benefits of membership.
We bring together industry, academia and governments to tackle the toughest challenges in vertical flight. Since 1943, we have led technology, safety, advocacy and other initiatives, and have been the primary forum for interchange of information on vertical flight technology.
Through a special arrangement with AgustaWestland, one of AHS International’s corporate members, Vertiflite has the exclusive story of its Project Zero “technology incubator.”
AgustaWestland stunned the world on March 4, 2013 when it announced at Heli-Expo that it had secretly flown an unconventional technology demonstrator aircraft, codenamed “Project Zero,” that looks unlike any aircraft before. The long list of disruptive innovations demonstrated and pioneered by Project Zero were just as stunning as the aircraft itself.
A swashplateless, all-electric powered, hybrid tiltrotor/fan-in-wing “technology incubator,” as AgustaWestland calls it, Project Zero “employs no hydraulics, doesn’t burn fossil fuel and generates zero emissions.” The fact that Project Zero made its first flight just six months after design kick-off is even more impressive.
Read the whole "Project Zero" article online.
Members can download a pdf of the entire issue for free; non-member price is $30.