Europe

  • The eVTOL View from Europe

    The eVTOL View from Europe

    Some European eVTOL developers are focused on longer-range regional air mobility rather than intra-city UAM.

    By Richard Whittle

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  • CityAirbus rollout in Ingostadt, Germany on 11 March 2019.

    CityAirbus Demonstrator Unveiled

    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    Airbus revealed photos of its completed but unpainted unmanned CityAirbus at Heli-Expo on March 5, followed by an official unveiling of the demonstrator in Ingolstadt, Germany, on March 11. Developed about 35 miles (60 km) away at the company’s Donauwörth, Germany, plant, the aircraft will be tested at the Ingolstadt Manching Airport. This airport is...

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    EASA Proposes Special Rules for eVTOL

    On Oct. 15, 2018, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a public notice of its proposal of airworthiness standards to “enable the certification of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. This is to develop the first component of the regulatory framework to enable the safe operation of air taxi and electric VTOL (eVTOL) aircraft in Europe.”

    The new standards will apply to person-carrying VTOL aircraft. In its initial...