U.S. agency will review FAA efforts on ‘flying taxi’ rules

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department Office of Inspector General said Monday it will review progress by U.S. regulators in establishing the basis for certification for so-called “flying taxis.”

The office noted interest in Urban Air Mobility — including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft — has grown substantially but creates new and complex safety challenges for the Federal Aviation Administration, which is currently reviewing applications for certifying eVTOL aircraft.