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Jetson receives two permits in Italy for Jetson ONE personal eVTOL flights

Jetson has announced that the company has obtained two critical flight permits by the Italian aerospace authorities.

“First, Jetson obtained certification as the first eVTOL in the ultralight category, allowing pilots to fly the Jetson ONE in Italy’s uncontrolled airspace, the world’s first!” according to a company press release. “Aero Club d’Italia (AeCI) has issued the first registration certificate for a recreational ultralight eVTOL. This allows licensed pilots to fly the Jetson ONE pre-production aircraft. The I-X078 registration was received on October 5th 2023. Jetson is now part of aviation history, not only in Italy, but globally as the first flight in the US was performed on the same day.

“Second, Jetson was also granted an operational authorization by Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) to fly unmanned Jetson ONE remotely which will accelerate the testing and product validation.”

“The operational authorization by ENAC for UAS allows us to gradually expand the flight envelope of the Jetson ONE, all without exposing a test-pilot to potential risk when we explore the limits of the vehicle. As a company, safety is our number 1 priority, and this authorization is a great enabler,”said Stephan D’haene, Jetson CEO. “Our airworthiness and compliance team has worked rigorously with the Italian authorities to obtain these new milestones. We expressly wish to thank the forward-looking team at ENAC for supporting our safety initiatives.” D’haene continued.

Jetson has presented not one but three Jetson ONE units at the ZeroEmission Mediterranean event in Rome, the show covering renewable energies, e-mobility and advanced air mobility.

After moving the operations from Poland to Italy last year Jetson is operating at a R&D and production facility in Arezzo, Tuscany. The Jetson HQ’s private airfield south of Florence combines an industrial facility and an 800-meter airstrip for daily flight testing. The airport is also the home to a customer experience centre, and pilot school.

The company has already sold over 300 units at a total price of USD98,000, with a down payment of USD8,000, reports the company.

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