The approaches of EASA and the FAA to eVTOL certification are radically different in execution, but not in objective, observes Alex Scerri.
A robust safety culture will be critical to the eVTOL industry’s success, argues former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, now with Kitty Hawk.
Yes, eVTOL air taxis are a cool idea. But city leaders should think long and hard about the opportunity costs associated with them, argues Peter Powell.
Low noise will be critical for community acceptance of urban air mobility vehicles. Aeroacoustics simulation can help position eVTOL developers for success.
Don’t count on air taxis serving as flying “designated drivers,” and other lessons from the 2018 helicopter crash that killed five FlyNYON passengers.
The Vertical Flight Society’s Mike Hirschberg highlights some reasons for concern with EASA’s recent Special Condition for Small-Category VTOL Aircraft.