The aviation world is on the cusp of a revolutionary change with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) latest proposal. Setting its sights on the future, the FAA has outlined a comprehensive blueprint for the training and certification of pilots for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. This pioneering move is not just a leap into advanced air mobility but a carefully orchestrated plan to usher in a new era of aviation by the end of 2024.
In a groundbreaking announcement that heralds a new era in transportation, China’s Xpeng Aeroht, a subsidiary of the esteemed electric car manufacturer Xpeng Motors, has set a definitive timeline for the commercial launch of their much-anticipated flying cars.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed to develop pilot training requirements that will essentially create the legal environment for the certification and operation of eVTOLs in Community airspace. The rules are expected to open up the future of flying taxis in the United States, even if the technology is still years away from being commercialized.
Volocopter is teaming up with Canadian aeronautical engineering and training company CAE to create what the partners call the world’s first eVTOL pilot training and development programme.
The family of aircraft is being developed specifically for training purposes by Colorado’s Bye Aerospace, and its flight characteristics and equipment have also been adapted accordingly in recent years.