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

KENDALL GOODMAN

AVX Aircraft Company
Class: Small VTOL

KEITH FLAIL

Bell Textron
Class: Large OEMs

MG (RET) RUDY OSTOVICH

Parker Ostovich & Associates
Class: Other Contractor

MARC LOVENGUTH

The Boeing Company
Class: Large OEMs

RONALD LUKOW

BAE Systems
Class: Large Contractor

INDER CHOPRA

University of Maryland
Class: Academic/Nonprofit

CHRIS MACFARLAND

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Class: Large Contractor

MARILYN SMITH

Georgia Tech
Class: Academic/Nonprofit

JOHN STOUGH

JHNA
Class: Other Contractor

LAYNE MERRITT

Intellisense Systems, Inc.
Class: Supplier

JASON PROPES

Rolls-Royce
Class: Engine

MICHAEL HIRSCHBERG

Vertical Flight Society (VFS)
Class: VFS

THOMAS VON ESCHENBACH

Collins Aerospace
Class: Supplier

BRENDAN KELLY

Northrop Grumman
Class: Large Contractor

JOHN PIASECKI

Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
Class: At-Large

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Nick Lappos  Chairman
John Piasecki  Vice-Chairman
Rudolph Ostovich  Committee Member

VLC-AMTC BOARD REPRESENTATIVES

John Stough  AMTC ExCom Chairman
Jason Propes
Michael Thome
Paul Dudley

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Jason Propes
Kendall Goodman
Mike Hirschberg

MOSA COMMITTEE

Brendan Kelly
John Piasecki
John Stough
Layne Merritt
Nick Lappos
Paul Dudley
Ron Lukow
Stephen Simi
Thomas Von Eschenbach

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Nick Lappos
John Stough
Marilyn Smith
Mike Hirschberg
Inder Chopra

GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

John Piasecki
Jason Propes
Keith Flail
Mike Barbera
Mike Hirschberg

AGILITY PRIME COMMITTEE

John Piasecki
John Stough
Marilyn Smith
Mike Hirschberg
Nick Lappos
Paul Dudley
Rudy Ostovich