For European eVTOL developers including Volocopter, adhering to EASA’s published 10-9 standard is their only clear path to initial type certification. “We are a European company … so for us it’s the guiding policymaking, it’s the guiding safety regulation that we will follow,” said Volocopter CEO Dirk Hoke.

Volocopter secures new funding from existing investors

Six weeks after warning that it could be forced to consider insolvency, the German electric vertical take-off and landing developer Volocopter has secured a financial lifeline.

“We are pleased to say that Volocopter has been successfully financed by several existing investors,” the company told The Air Current. “Due to ongoing contractual obligations, we cannot disclose the investor names and funds raised now.”

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