[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1501795133116{padding-top: 80px !important;}” el_id=”quote-section”][vc_column][ut_qtrotator_2 arrow_color=”#000000″ arrow_color_hover=”#000000″ arrow_background_color=”=” name_color=”#000000″ quote_color=”#000000″ origin_color=”#000000″][ut_qt_2 avatar=”3714″ author=”Office of Undersecretary of Defense”]The continuing success of aviation and the benefits it provides will require changes to accommodate demand … and this is the most critical long-term issue facing all aspects of the air transportation system … this may require widespread adoption of operating concepts that use runways and air space in new ways …business as usual, in the form of continued evolutionary improvements to existing technologies, is unlikely to meet the challenge of greatly increased demand[/ut_qt_2][ut_qt_2 avatar=”3720″ author=”Aerospace Industries Association (AIA in the US)”]What the Wright Brothers did for the airplane, the Groen Brothers [Skyworks Aeronautics] are doing for the gyroplane today [/ut_qt_2][ut_qt_2 avatar=”3771″ author=”Boeing Phantom Works”]If the program is successful [Skyworks VertiJet™], it will change the nature of VTOL. It could be the birth of a new age of rotary-wing aviation. [/ut_qt_2][ut_qt_2 avatar=”3773″ author=”Tactical Technology Office DARPA”]Current helicopter manufacturers have gotten behind the power curve… the U.S. government needs to start building vertical lift aircraft from scratch and not just focus on upgrading existing helicopters.