Vertical Aerospace Pushes EVOTL Certification to Late 2026 Written 10 May 2023


Vertical Aerospace VA-X4. | Credit: Delta Charlie Aviation; YouTube; Framegrab

Aviation International News reports that Vertical Aerospace “expects it will need at least an additional 12 months to certify its VX-4 eVTOL.” A letter to company shareholders said a review of the UK-based public company’s program timeline “has resulted in a decision by the management team to target certification by late 2026.” Vertical previously “indicated the four-passenger vehicle could be approved in 2025.” The letter cited ongoing air safety regulation work in the UK, Europe, the US, and Japan, with regulatory differences between the countries explaining the additional time required.
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