Multicopter eVTOLs await clarity on U.S. operating rules
IFA Comment: Will regulators treat multicopters just like helicopters? Certainly, when it comes to MRO there will be critical parts in both types of aircraft.
by Elan Head August 14 2023
Two months after the FAA published its draft rules for powered-lift pilot certification and operations, industry has made it clear that the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) as written poses significant challenges for the electric vertical take-off and landing industry. But the SFAR only applies to a subset of the eVTOL models currently in development – and opinions vary on whether that’s a good or a bad thing for the ones that are left out.