TCab Tech (时的科技), a Shanghai-based eVTOL startup, announced today that the CAAC East China Regional Administration had agreed on October 27 to review the company’s application for a type certificate for its E20 tiltrotor eVTOL aircraft.
This development signals a new step in the company’s efforts to seek official endorsement of its 5-seat E20 as an airworthy model.
This official stamp of approval is crucial for its plan to commercialize the eVTOL technologies for air taxi or cargo delivery services.
TCab Tech said it had recommended several “qualified individuals” to serve as engineering representatives during the airworthiness screening process.
Besides, it also plans to team up with universities in China to push forward the acquisition of a type certificate.
Year to date, TCab Tech has conducted a series of tests on parameters ranging from structure rigidity and reliance of aviation electrical equipment to adaptability to the environment and its battery and motor performance.
These steps laid the groundwork for the firm to secure a registration number — B-0EEW — for its E20 prototype and a special permit to conduct flight tests.
cnrobopedia reported last week that the startup had completed the first in a string of test flights for E20 at an airport in Hengdian in neighboring Zhejiang, home to a thriving movie studio industry.