Limosa, a Canadian technology startup, supported by its aircraft certification consulting partner BAC Aerospace, says it has become the first Canadian developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) to start the type certification process with its domestic regulator, Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). The company reports further that it intends to be the first Canadian company to bring this new and innovative type of aircraft to market.
Founded by Dr. Hamid Hamidi, an experienced aeronautical engineer, scientific researcher, and entrepreneur, Limosa aims to “revolutionise air taxi transportation by developing the LimoConnect, an all-electric, 8-seat Vertical and Conventional Take-off and Landing (eVTOL + eCTOL) aircraft.” In addition to contributing to the electrification of the aviation industry, the company says the unique strength of the LimoConnect lies in its flexibility to adopt different mission capabilities as well as the capability of take-off and land conventionally, hence allowing the use of existing airport facilities prior to the future emergence and certification of eVtol-dedicated vertiport infrastructure.
According to the press release “The initial LimoConnect aircraft program briefing to Transport Canada was recently held and was coordinated by BAC Aerospace. The near-term goal is to agree on the G-1 Transport Canada certification basis for this specific aircraft design.”
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