ASKA A5 eVTOL FAA Type Certification Process
ASKA A5 eVTOL Flying Car Begins FAA Type Certification Process
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Air mobility company ASKA’s 4-seater eVTOL has become the first ever flying car to begin the type certification process with the FAA. The prototype of the ASKA™ A5 was awarded Certificate of Authorization (COA) and Special Airworthiness Certification by the FAA and has begun flight testing. ASKA has been conducting ground tests since 2022 and in Q1/2023 began performing on-street driving tests. This Special Airworthiness Certificate proves that ASKA™ A5 has satisfied all FAA safety requirements. The company is currently working closely with the FAA on type certification, which signifies the design is in compliance with all airworthiness, noise, fuel venting, and exhaust emissions standards.
“We have achieved a series of technological milestones in the first quarter of 2023; debuting the first full-scale working prototype of the ASKA™ A5 in January at CES,…