The National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has unveiled the proposed airworthiness criteria of Eve Air Mobility (EVE), representing a noteworthy milestone in the certification process and showcasing the considerable progress achieved in the development of Eve’s eVTOL aircraft.

ANAC’s proposed airworthiness criteria are subject to public consultation until mid-February 2024. After this period, ANAC will analyze the feedback received, potentially incorporating changes into the criteria and subsequently unveiling the final certification basis. Upon the finalization of the criteria, Eve and ANAC will focus on the means of compliance to be considered for the eVTOL certification. ANAC is the primary certification authority for Eve’s eVTOL project.

The publication of the proposed airworthiness criteria is in line with Eve´s path of having the vehicle type certificate issued by ANAC, as the primary certification authority, and validated by other authorities around the world, where the eVTOL will be operated,” said Luiz Valentini, chief technology officer of Eve.

The eVTOL certification process aligns with procedures for obtaining a “special class category” aircraft Type Certificate, adhering to airworthiness requirements outlined in the existing Brazilian Civil Aviation Regulations and other stipulated criteria.

In a significant step towards global recognition, Eve also formalized the Type Certificate validation with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) earlier this year and is actively working towards achieving concurrent validation.