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EASA and FAA Advance eVTOL Guidance

EASA and FAA Advance eVTOL Guidance

  • 28 Jun 2024 11:29 AM
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On June 10, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) both announced progress in their efforts to streamline and standardize the certification of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and other new designs.

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Washington Report, July/August 2024

Washington Report, July/August 2024

  • 25 Jun 2024 06:21 PM
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On May 16, US President Joe Biden signed legislation to provide the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with its latest five-year mandate and to fund the agency for fiscal years 2024–2028, with more than $105B for the FAA and $738M for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) during those years.

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Washington Report, May/June 2024

Washington Report, May/June 2024

  • 01 May 2024 07:40 PM
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On March 8, US President Joe Biden signed legislation that temporarily extended the operating authority for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) until May 10. The bill, HR.7454, the Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2024, is the third time Congress extended the FAA’s authority since September, the end of fiscal year 2023 (FY23), when the FAA’s operating authority expired.

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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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On Sept. 7, US President Joe Biden announced his intention to nominate Michael G.Whitaker as the next administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2023

Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2023

  • 25 Aug 2023 04:28 PM
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On July 19, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) with proposed changes to the airworthiness rules for light sport aircraft (LSA).

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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-June 2023

Washington Report, May-June 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). The Department of Defense (DoD) requested $842B for FY24, an increase of $26B over FY23. In terms of vertical lift aircraft, this year’s proposed budget is largely consistent with the request for FY23.

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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. In a Nov. 17 speech at the Aero Club of Washington, Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen said that the agency will release an “implementation plan” that will enable the FAA to match the level of activity occurring in industry.

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