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About the Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC)

The Vertical Lift Consortium is a collaboration of traditional and nontraditional government contractors, small and large businesses, for-profit and not for-profit entities, academic organizations, and their affiliated organizations to work collaboratively with the U.S. Government to develop and transition innovative vertical lift technologies to rapidly and affordably meet warfighter needs.

VLC Membership offers many benefits.

Membership in the VLC offers a united industry voice to Congress and the DoD, funding opportunities through the VLC OTA and networking opportunities with other vertical lift companies. Members also receive access to the Members Only Website that contains past meeting and event information as well as current solicitations, and membership listings.


Technology Focus Areas

The Government, in conjunction with VLC, performs a coordinated research and development program designed to develop prototype aviation technologies. Under this Agreement, the Government, along with the non-government members from VLC, can perform coordinated planning and research and development prototype efforts designed to encompass the following as it relates to the aviation technologies, listed below.

Aeromechanics Rotorcraft Structures icon Aeromechanics
  Rotorcraft Structures
Vehicle Management Systems Rotorcraft Subsystems Vehicle Management Systems
  Rotorcraft Subsystems
Transmissions and Drives Systems Engines and Motors Transmissions and Drives Systems
  Engines and Motors
Other Power Sources Survivability Other Power Sources
  Survivability
Teaming and Autonomy Human Systems Interfaces Teaming and Autonomy
  Human Systems Interfaces
Avionics and Networks Communications Engagement and Effects Avionics and Networks Communications
  Engagement and Effects
Operations Support and Sustainment Flight Operations Operations Support and Sustainment
  Flight Operations
Aerial Systems Concept Evaluation Systems Effectiveness Analysis Aerial Systems Concept Evaluation
  Systems Effectiveness Analysis

Interested in joining?

Check out the VLC Membership webpage.