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EASA and FAA Advance eVTOL Guidance

EASA and FAA Advance eVTOL Guidance

  • 28 Jun 2024 11:29 AM
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On June 10, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) both announced progress in their efforts to streamline and standardize the certification of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and other new designs.

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Washington Report, July/August 2024

Washington Report, July/August 2024

  • 25 Jun 2024 06:21 PM
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On May 16, US President Joe Biden signed legislation to provide the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with its latest five-year mandate and to fund the agency for fiscal years 2024–2028, with more than $105B for the FAA and $738M for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) during those years.

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Washington Report, May/June 2024

Washington Report, May/June 2024

  • 01 May 2024 07:40 PM
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On March 8, US President Joe Biden signed legislation that temporarily extended the operating authority for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) until May 10. The bill, HR.7454, the Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2024, is the third time Congress extended the FAA’s authority since September, the end of fiscal year 2023 (FY23), when the FAA’s operating authority expired.

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Range Anxiety of Electric Aircraft

Range Anxiety of Electric Aircraft

  • 31 Oct 2023 08:46 AM
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Battery performance and associated aircraft range capability remains a major area of focus for the nascent electric aircraft industry. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) recognized the need for civil aviation authorities to assess battery performance for electric aircraft in a recently published white paper, “Managing Range and Endurance of Battery-Electric Aircraft.”

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Vertiport Standards Update

Vertiport Standards Update

  • 10 Nov 2022 03:41 AM
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After a substantial amount of time and effort on the part of numerous individuals (many of whom are volunteers), along with various organizations and numerous regulatory representatives, two vertiport standards have now been published to support planning for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for advanced air mobility (AAM) operations.

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US Air Force Tells Congress of Agility Prime Successes

US Air Force Tells Congress of Agility Prime Successes

  • 16 Sep 2022 01:45 AM
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The US Air Force report to Congress details the overview, approach, milestones, and future plans for the AFWERX Agility Prime program. This new approach is accelerating and adopting dual-use technologies in the Department of the Air Force, specifically for the transformative vertical lift and electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) industry.

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Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2022

Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2022

  • 01 Sep 2022 01:49 PM
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The US Congress has a new advocacy group for the promotion of advanced air mobility (AAM). On June 23, 2022, more than 20 members of Congress joined to launch the Advanced Air Mobility Caucus.

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Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

  • 22 Jun 2022 03:49 PM
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On Monday, May 9 (the eve of the VFS Forum 78), The Air Current (TAC) broke the story that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had decided that winged electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that met the FAA’s definition of “powered-lift”— a term used nearly exclusively for pilot qualification rules — could not be certified or operate as “airplanes”

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FAA Issues MagniX Certification Requirements

FAA Issues MagniX Certification Requirements

  • 24 Oct 2021 06:56 PM
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On Sept. 27, in a breakthrough for electric-powered aviation, the FAA issued special conditions for airworthiness standards for electric engines produced by MagniX, an Everett, Washington-based manufacturer of electric motors.

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EHang Flies in EU Trials in Estonia

EHang Flies in EU Trials in Estonia

  • 24 Oct 2021 05:54 PM
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On Sept. 3, EHang conducted flight trials of the EH216 in Estonia, flying 5 miles (8 km) from Tartu Airport to the Estonian Aviation Museum.

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