On July 2, 2019, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) formally published its “Special Condition for Small-Category Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft” (SC-VTOL-01). This page provides a reference for those interested in this first-of-its-kind pathway to eVTOL aircraft type certification.

    • EASA page on Special Condition VTOL, July 2, 2019
    • SC-VTOL-01, published July 2, 2019
    • Draft SC-VTOL,...
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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...