Air taxis and personal transports

FAA “publishes proposed airworthiness criteria for Joby JAS4-1 powered lift aircraft”

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the availability of, and requests comments on, the proposed airworthiness criteria for the Joby Aero, Inc. (Joby) Model JAS4-1 powered-lift. The document proposes airworthiness criteria the FAA finds […]

Emerging regulations

Eurocae publish new guidance for design of VTOL aircraft to protect against “high energy fragments”

Following a period of public consultation Eurocae has published ED-306 ‘Design Considerations for VTOL Aircraft Protection from Uncontained High-Energy Fragments and Sustained Imbalance’, which was developed by WG-112 on VTOL. In a statement Eurocae says […]

Emerging regulations

EASA publishes first guidelines to establish noise levels of drones below 600kg for public consultation

EASA has published “Guidelines on Noise Measurement of Unmanned Aircraft Systems lighter than 600kg Operating in the Specific Category (Low and Medium Risk)” for public consultation. Described as being “guidelines for the measurement of the […]

Air taxis and personal transports

ASTM International starts work on hybrid/electric engine standards

Standards agency ASTM International has announced its aircraft systems committee (F39) will cover the design of hybrid-electric powerplants and engines. “This proposed standard is intended to support companies that are creating hybrid-electric power generation systems […]