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India-based The ePlane Company Receives DOA for e200 eVTOL

India-based The ePlane Company Receives DOA for e200 eVTOL

The ePlane Company (TEC), an eVTOL manufacturer situated in Chennai, has received its Design Organization Approval (DOA) from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for its e200 electric aircraft. 

The DOA marks a significant step in the right direction for TEC’s bid to obtain certification and kickstart production of the e200 eVTOL. 

“This is a major milestone for our company. It is a crucial first step in the aircraft certification process and paves another stone on the path towards commercialization of our e200 eVTOL aircraft,” Satyanarayanan Chakravarthy, TEC’s founder and CEO, said. 

Vikram Dev Dutt, director general, DGCA, commended TEC for its commitment to introducing an air taxi service in India, which will provide a more efficient and sustainable mode of travel. 

“We are thrilled to witness the rapid growth and vast potential of the UAV and eVTOL ecosystems in India. ePlane has demonstrated remarkable commitment to meeting stringent aircraft certification norms, reflecting their exceptional caliber and innovative approach,” he said.

TEC’s DOA comes just days after the company announced plans to raise USD$20 million in its Series A investment round. The funds procured will be used to continue developing the e200 air taxi, which can carry two passengers over a total distance of 200 km. 

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