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Coming to Terms: ConOps

Coming to Terms: ConOps

  • 19 Dec 2023 02:51 AM
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This series addresses vague or conflicting vertical flight terminology and proffers descriptions, definitions, or language to clarify and bridge divides.

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A Small Step for EHang, a Giant Leap for eVTOL

A Small Step for EHang, a Giant Leap for eVTOL

  • 11 Nov 2023 03:22 AM
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On Friday, Oct. 13, EHang held a ceremony in Beijing to celebrate: the company had obtained the type certificate (TC) for its two-seat EH216-S Autonomous Air Vehicle (AAV) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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Washington Report, Nov/Dec 2023

Washington Report, Nov/Dec 2023

  • 04 Nov 2023 10:11 PM
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Washington Report, Nov/Dec 2023

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Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2023

Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2023

  • 25 Aug 2023 04:28 PM
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Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2023: 

FAA Unveils MOSAIC; House Advances FAA Reauthorization; House, Senate Pass NDAA Drafts

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Lost in the Noise

Lost in the Noise

  • 20 Apr 2023 05:03 AM
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With rules yet to be written, aircraft yet to be tested, and public perceptions yet to be determined, aircraft noise poses complex questions for the makers of advanced air mobility.

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Washington Report, May-Jun 2023

Washington Report, May-Jun 2023

  • 19 Apr 2023 11:58 PM
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On March 9, the Biden Administration unveiled its budget request for fiscal year 2024 (FY24).

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Washington Report, Jan-Feb 2023

Washington Report, Jan-Feb 2023

  • 17 Dec 2022 01:28 AM
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is aiming to release a plan for regulating eVTOL aircraft operations in May.

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Washington Report, Jul-Aug 2022

Washington Report, Jul-Aug 2022

  • 06 Jul 2022 03:13 PM
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Leadership Moves, July-August 2022

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Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

  • 22 Jun 2022 03:49 PM
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On Monday, May 9 (the eve of the VFS Forum 78), The Air Current (TAC) broke the story that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had decided that winged electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that met the FAA’s definition of “powered-lift”— a term used nearly exclusively for pilot qualification rules — could not be certified or operate as “airplanes”

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Regulators Develop Vertiport Standards

Regulators Develop Vertiport Standards

  • 08 May 2022 03:07 AM
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On Feb. 28, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released their draft engineering brief for vertiports and electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations to industry for comment.

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