The US Air Force’s Agility Prime program is deliberately and cautiously advancing to inform the Service’s decisions on acquisition decisions for eVTOL aircraft. As these platforms are evaluated, important early training lessons-learned are emerging for the pilots who will operate this new generation of aircraft.
The NPA puts forward the establishment of a comprehensive regulatory framework to address the new operational and mobility concepts that foster and promote their acceptance and adoption by European citizens.
Forget that most major eVTOL OEMs are not eyeing their first round of operational flights until about 2025. An all-hands effort of government and industry stakeholders is gaining momentum to establish the training organizations that will prepare pilots and maintainers to begin this next chapter of aerospace industry history.