FAA and South Korea’s KOCA partner on AAM regulation drafting
As developers of air taxis and other advanced air mobility (AAM) craft move closer to certification and launch of services, efforts by national regulators to coordinate standards and operating rules have gained momentum – most recently with an agreement between the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the South Korea Office of Civil Aviation (KOCA) to cooperate as rollouts near.
Both countries are expected to be early and enthusiastic adopters of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) transportation, and a host of next-generation craft developers are preparing for introduction of services within and between cities in the two nations. As part of its objectives to harmonize certification, safety, and operational rules for AAM flights with other nations around the globe, the FAA signed a Declaration of Cooperation with KOCA to share and coordinate the research and shaping of their respective regulatory frameworks.
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