Electrical vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) vehicles do not fit existing airworthiness categories and the need for new certification regulations is often cited as a major barrier to enabling urban air mobility (UAM). So industry is welcoming Europe’s publication of the first certification rules for this new class of aircraft. But more remains to be accomplished before air taxis can begin flying above cities. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) released its final Special ...

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