It Is Proposed By Easa That The Special Conditions And Means Of Compliance Document For VTOL Be Revised
An updated draft of the Special Conditions for VTOL aircraft and Means of Compliance document from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has been published. This revision incorporates input from a consultation process that concluded on August 12, 2022, at which comments were received on the draft document. As part of its plans to launch a further consultation on the MOCs by the start of the third quarter of 2023, the safety agency says it plans to launch a further consultation to the public.
A new eVTOL aircraft MOC is included in Issue 3, which was published by EASA during the last week of 2022. This MOC covers takeoff performance (VTOL.2115), climb requirements (VTOL.2120), and landing requirements (VTOL.2130). EASA plans to extensively revise this content based on the results of the next round of consultations, which is another change compared with the Issue 2 document's section on performance data (VTOL.2015).
According to Oswaldo Lopez Blas, EASA's senior project certification manager for initial airworthiness VTOL, the agency is assessing 250 comments from last year's consultations and will use them to revise the proposed MOC and finalize its comment response document. In his interview with Rich Report, he told us that he expects the revised versions of these two documents to be published by the agency in the first quarter of 2023.