WESSLING, Germany - German electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi developer Lilium is steadily clearing obstructions on its runway to achieve type certification The manufacturer of the six-passenger Lilium Jet on Monday announced it received Design Organization Approval (DOA) from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), its primary regulatory authority. DOA is a required step in the type certification process for companies developing EASA Part 21 commercial aircraft, Jack Daleo writes for Flying. Continue reading original article.
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29 November 2023 - Klaus Roewe, Lilium CEO, commented: “In many respects, today’s announcement marks a cornerstone for Lilium and evidences our market leadership in advancing the aviation industry. Achieving Design Organization Approval reflects EASA’s confidence in Lilium and differentiates us against others currently pursuing eVTOL development and regulatory approval. While we join a small, select group of companies qualified to develop commercial aircraft, today’s announcement is especially significant for the global aviation industry as we are doing so by advancing sustainable regional air mobility. I appreciate the many Lilians and countless stakeholders who have played a pivotal role in us achieving today’s milestone, and we look forward to further advancements toward the commercialization of the Lilium Jet. I would like to thank our counterparts at EASA for their professional cooperation, which I believe will continue to be very beneficial for the industry moving forward.”
Alastair McIntosh, Lilium Chief Technology Officer and Head of Design Organisation added: “In simple terms, the Design Organization Approval is our Licence to Operate and confirms that Lilium has the organization, procedures, competencies, resources, and demonstrated rigor required to design and certify aircraft according to the very highest safety standards. This pays great tribute to our team at Lilium. Receiving Design Organization Approval from EASA further motivates us on our path to commercialize the revolutionary Lilium Jet.”
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