The European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) brought the roll-out of commercial vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flights one step closer July 2 with the release of a special condition to enable the safe operation of hybrid and electric VTOL aircraft. The special condition, which was opened for public consultation in October 2018, and on which EASA consulted with its international partners, refers to VTOL aircraft in the “small” category, with seating for up to ...

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