PARIS—EASA brought the roll-out of commercial vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) flights one step closer with the July 2 release of a special condition to enable the safe operation of hybrid and electric VTOL aircraft. The special condition—which was opened for public consultation in October 2018 and on which EASA consulted with its international partners—refers to VTOL aircraft in the “small” category, with seating for up to nine passengers and a maximum ...

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