FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Welcome to the new Vertical Lift Consortium website. The folks at ATI helped revamp the site to make it more attractive, more accessible and to help it become a cutting edge resource for the vertical lift industry. It has a new look and feel, more comprehensive search capabilities and more user friendly, intuitive site navigation. The website features a calendar of industry events, member company spotlights, new member profiles, program news, and future funding opportunities under our Other Transaction Agreement. We’ve also revised the Members Only site to include improved search capabilities so that you can more easily find past meeting and event information, and company specific drop boxes that allow for private storage and submittal of proprietary information.

The improved VLC public website and members-only sections are the first steps in our efforts to work more effectively with our customers to provide vertical lift solutions to our warfighters.  Our ultimate vision is for the VLC to become the cohesive national resource that Government customers can use to find innovative technologies, fill critical vertical lift needs, invigorate the U.S. industrial base, and retain our international competitive edge.

Whether you are currently a member of the VLC or are contemplating membership, we hope that you will find this new web site a useful resource. We look forward to the future of the VLC and believe these changes will help to move us toward our goal of being the collective voice of the vertical lift industry to our government customers.

Nick Lappos
Chairman of the Vertical Lift Consortium Board of Directors

NICK LAPPOS

VLC Chairman

Lockheed Martin/ Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Class: OEMs

JOHN PIASECKI

VLC Vice-Chairman

Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
Class: Small VTOL

INDER CHOPRA

University of Maryland
Class: Academic/Nonprofit

JIM CONROY

Northrop Grumman
Class: Large Contractor

MICHAEL HIRSCHBERG

Vertical Flight Society (VFS)
Class: VFS

THOMAS VON ESCHENBACH

Collins Aerospace
Class: Suppliers

MARILYN SMITH

Georgia Tech
Class: Academic/Nonprofit

JOHN STOUGH

JHNA
Class: Other Contractor

ERIC STREICH

The Boeing Company
Class: Large OEMs

MICHAEL RILEY

Raytheon
Class: Large Contractor

KEITH FLAIL

Bell Textron
Class: Large OEMs

MG (RET) RUDY OSTOVICH

Parker Ostovich & Associates
Class: Other Contractor

MICHAEL THOME

SAIC
Class: Supplier

JERRY WHEELER

Advanced Turbine Engine Company
Class: Engine

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Nick Lappos Chairman
John Piasecki Vice-Chairman
Paul Dudley Secretary/Treasurer
Rudolph Ostovich Committee Member

GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

John Piasecki

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Jerry Wheeler Chairman
Paul Dudley Committee Member

VLC-AMTC BOARD REPRESENTATIVES

Michael Riley
Jerry Wheeler
Paul Dudley