New Delhi: The ePlane Company, an electric flying taxi start-up, announced on Tuesday that it has received the Design Organisation Approval (DOA) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). This approval is a significant milestone for the company, which is focused on developing Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. With the DOA certificate in hand, The ePlane Company is now poised to move forward with the commercial production of its e200 eVTOL aircraft.
Prof. Satyanarayanan Chakravarthy, the founder-CEO of The ePlane Company, expressed his delight at receiving the DOA certificate from the DGCA. He emphasized that this achievement marks a crucial first step in the aircraft certification process and represents a major milestone for the company. Furthermore, he proudly declared that ePlane is the first start-up in India to be approved as a Design Organisation and one of the very few private entities with expertise in complete aircraft design.
The approval from the DGCA acknowledges The ePlane Company’s capabilities and expertise in developing cutting-edge eVTOL aircraft. By granting the DOA, the regulatory authority has shown confidence in the company’s ability to adhere to stringent safety and design standards. This recognition not only validates the company’s efforts but also opens doors for future growth and collaboration within the aviation industry.
With the DOA in place, The ePlane Company can now advance its plans for the commercialization of the e200 eVTOL aircraft. This groundbreaking innovation has the potential to revolutionize urban transportation by offering a sustainable and efficient mode of travel. As the company moves towards production, it will continue to leverage its partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), where it was incubated, to drive further advancements in electric aviation technology.
The ePlane Company’s achievement highlights the growing prominence of electric aviation and the increasing interest in sustainable transportation solutions. By pushing the boundaries of traditional aircraft design and embracing electrification, the company aims to contribute to a greener and more accessible future of air travel. As it embarks on this exciting journey, The ePlane Company is set to play a vital role in shaping the landscape of urban mobility in India and beyond.