September 30, 2023

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Limosa & BAC Aerospace Partner in Groundbreaking eVTOL Certification

Limosa became the first ever Canadian electric vertical takeoff and landing  (eVTOL) aircraft company to begin the certification process with the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) regulatory agency. The Montreal-based startup is developing the LimoConnect, an all-electric, VTOL tilt rotor that can also land conventionally on runways. 

In addition to breaking new ground in the electric aviation sector, the versatile LimoConnect has the ability to use existing airport facilities and the emerging dedicated “vertiport” infrastructure. 

Limosa claims to be the first and only Canadian company to enter discussions with the TCCA on the details of compliance to their new design regulations.

A Strategic Partner

Limosa recently partnered with BAC Aerospace to brief Transport Canada with a near-term goal to agree on the G-1 certification process and its LimoConnect design. 

“eVTOLs are brand new type aerospace vehicles and are being developed to open up a new mode of

LimoConnect eVTOL. Credit: Limosa, Inc.

green transportation for civilians,” Limosa Inc. founder and CEO Dr. Hamid Hamidi says. “When developing a new type of design, developers must work closely with the regulators from the very beginning in order to set up the certification basis and means of compliance. This is to clear the strategies required as early as possible, as no certification code is available at this time, and other regulators such as FAA and EASA are working on different certification processes. We are very excited by this partnership as BAC Aerospace brings decades of experience in the certification of aircrafts as a Canadian design approval firm and can connect us with the network of representatives and delegates from Transport Canada Civil Aviation.”

With over two decades of general aviation experience, including large transport aircraft, BAC Aerospace is actively engaged in conventional aircraft development, both in the US and Canada. The partnership’s goal is to complete the certification process in time to enter the LimoConnect in service by 2028. 

“We are already underway in supporting the airworthiness certification of LimoConnect,” said Chris Baczynski, CEO and Principal Consultant of BAC Aerospace. “By completing the prototype design with certification requirements in mind, Limosa will avoid the risk of expensive major redesign later on. Being a Canadian company, Limosa is well poised to take advantage of considerable resources of our domestic aerospace sector and the professionalism and experience of our regulator, Transport Canada Civil Aviation”

By Jim Daws

By Jim Daws

Jim Daws is Managing Editor for Innovation & Tech Today.

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