European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

By Graham Warwick
Startup Vertical Aerospace has won an £8 million ($10 million) grant from the UK government to develop next-generation propellers for its VX4 eVTOL air taxi .
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Darwin will develop digital assistants to enable extended minimum-crew operations in cruise.
Emerging Technologies

By Sean Broderick
The FAA’s draft rule on equipping new aircraft with cockpit voice recorders that capture at least 25 hr. of data has stakeholders sharply divided.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Tony Osborne
Airbus Helicopters has begun exploring whether an electrical backup system to assist a pilot in autorotation could be certified and made cost-effective.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Lee Ann Shay
The center of gravity for an aircraft determines load manifests, but what if the CG is a bit off?
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Graham Warwick
Aviation Week ranks the 15 leading companies in the nascent eVTOL market.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Graham Warwick
Volocopter has been aiming to obtain European Union Aviation Safety Agency type certification of the Volocopter–the first for an eVTOL–by mid-2024.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Victoria Moores
The Aviation Environmental Labeling Scheme is being developed to give passengers standardized information about the environmental impact of their EU flights.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Alan Dron
EASA describes the proposals as a way of improving standards and cutting the number of audits that airports and ground handling companies have to undertake.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Sean Broderick, Michael Bruno, Guy Norris
Problematic Spirit AeroSystems-supplied 737-9 panels evaded Boeing quality checks and may have caused a Jan. 5 Alaska Airlines accident.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Ben Goldstein
Lilium has announced a partnership with airport operator Fraport aimed at defining requirements for a network of vertiports across Germany and nearby countries.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Chen Chuanren
Singapore has established the International Center for Aviation Innovation with Patrick Ky, former EASA executive director, at the helm.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Sean Broderick
The deliverable is a list of 20 criteria that can be applied to certain software and hardware technology developed for non-aviation applications.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Graham Warwick
Brazil’s aviation regulator ANAC has released for public consultation its proposed airworthiness criteria for Eve Air Mobility’s eVTOL aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Ben Goldstein
As Archer, Joby and Volocopter inch closer to certification, several obstacles still stand in the way.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Ben Goldstein
The AAM Reality Index was little changed in December, leaving Volocopter positioned in the top-ranked slot.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Helen Massy-Beresford, Thierry Dubois
Florian Guillermet, CEO of French ATC organization DSNA, will have more responsibilities as head of the European Union Aviation Safety Association.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Graham Warwick
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published noise standards for electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Helen Massy-Beresford
(EASA) has selected Florian Guillermet, the director of France’s air navigation services provider DSNA, as its new executive director.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Alan Dron
An “EASA for the Middle East and North Africa” has been launched to monitor and improve safety oversight of civil aviation in the region.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Ben Goldstein
Lilium has announced the start of production of its initial batch of type-conforming Lilium Jets.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Graham Warwick
Startup Evolito has received Design Organization Approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority, giving it the ability to type-certify its electric engines.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Lindsay Bjerregaard
New products are being developed to protect aircraft and hangars from a variety of safety threats.
Marketplace

By Keith Mwanalushi
Industry stakeholders are raising concerns about a lack of qualification standards for painters in the aviation industry.
Safety, Ops & Regulation