Bye Aerospace has received FAA approval for its “Means of Compliance for Certification” issue paper. In terms of getting their new aircraft, focused on electric propulsion, certified, this is a significant juncture. They are one step closer to having the world’s first Part 23 Amendment 64 FAA certified fixed wing aircraft. To learn more about the developments continue reading.
Bye Aerospace, a pioneer in electric aviation, has reached FAA Approval of its G-2 “Means of Compliance for Certification” issue paper, a major milestone in the certification process of its 2-seat, all-electric eFlyer 2 aircraft, which is all-new and purposely designed with electric propulsion.
The Means of Compliance for Certification was divided into 16 specific certification plans covering all systems, subsystems, and procedures. All 16 certification plans have been accepted by the FAA. This represents the first such approval in the general aviation industry, worldwide, by the FAA under Amendment 64 of FAR 23 for a Level 1 all-electric aircraft.
George E. Bye, CEO, said, “With this major milestone approved, Bye Aerospace is now poised to enter the testing and compliance demonstration phase of the certification, including the fabrication of eFlyer 2 serial #001, and several production conforming aircraft. We remain on course to have the world’s first Part 23 Amendment 64 FAA certified fixed wing aircraft.
Bye Aerospace received FAA approval of its G-1 (Certification Basis) issue paper August 31, 2020.
Bye Aerospace previously applied for the eFlyer 2 Type Certificate in April 2018 for FAA certification under FAR Part 23 as the first in the world “Level 1”, normal category, all-new design, all-electric aircraft to be certified under the new Amendment 64 rules.
John Knudsen, General Counsel, said, “This major milestone is only possible because of the close collaboration and pioneering effort with the FAA. Our thanks to the FAA leadership and certification team as well as the many Designated Engineering Representatives that made this possible.”
The G-2 Issue Paper documents the accepted means of compliance to the FAA certification basis established for the Bye Aerospace eFlyer 2 aircraft (Project No. TC09549CH-A). The eFlyer 2 has been found to be eligible for a type certificate, as the applicant has proposed, and the FAA has found the type design complies with the U.S. type certification basis. In addition, the FAA has determined that no feature or characteristic of the eFlyer 2 aircraft makes it unsafe for the category in which certification is requested.
Original article published on skiesmag.com