EASA and Brazil’s ANAC partner on air taxi certification
With the recent increase in activities related to advanced air mobility (AAM) using electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to move people and cargo between places, national regulators are also finding ways to coordinate a safe and harmonized introduction of new technologies in the civil aviation system. The latest development in this direction comes from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
EASA says it will work closely with ANAC, the national civil aviation agency of Brazil, to build the path toward the certification of air taxis and cargo drones. This agreement is important because these two agencies are the primary certification authorities for some of the leading air taxi developers including Brazil’s Eve Mobility and Germany’s Lilium and Volocopter.
Naturally, both EASA and ANAC have a common desire to balance aviation safety with environmental quality, as well as technological developments in aviation…