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Nikos Chatzis

“…U.K.-based Vertical Aerospace said it expects to launch aerial ridesharing services with its four-passenger eVTOL aircraft in the U.K. and Europe in 2025.

The company recently announced that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has agreed to concurrently validate the type certification that Vertical expects to receive from the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

To ensure its aircraft meets regulations from both authorities, the company has appointed Trevor Woods, the former certification director at EASA, to act as the eVTOL developer’s director of regulatory affairs.

“I am delighted to join Vertical, the eVTOL manufacturer that I believe has the edge on its competitors,” Woods said. “Its considerable in-house engineering expertise matched with its unrivalled industrial partnerships from proven Tier 1 aerospace suppliers such as Rolls-RoyceHoneywellGKN and Leonardo, lend significant momentum to its certification efforts…”