The Federal Aviation Administration is engaged with the builders of more than 15 eVTOL aircraft for urban air mobility, said administrator Steve Dickson.
At the Rotorcraft & VTOL Symposium in December, EASA officials discussed the approach behind their new Special Condition for Small-Category VTOL Aircraft.
Volocopter is the first eVTOL startup to receive the Design Organization Approval from EASA with VTOL as a scope of work.
Airbus Helicopters and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency will work together to advance next-generation vertical-lift platforms, including eVTOLs.
The Vertical Flight Society’s Mike Hirschberg highlights some reasons for concern with EASA’s recent Special Condition for Small-Category VTOL Aircraft.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has released a Special Condition to pave the way for type certification of small VTOL aircraft.