eVTOL Maker Celebrates MOSAIC Inclusion


Coming changes to Light Sport rules are expected to bring a boon to the still-nascent eVTOL industry, according to manufacturer Doroni Aerospace. In a news release this week the company says the new Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification (MOSAIC) initiative will include eVTOLs and allow them to be developed under the more permissive and less bureaucratic regime. “This is a game-changer for the aviation industry and a momentous leap towards a more inclusive and advanced future of flight,” said Doroni CEO Doron Merdinger. “We are thrilled to be part of this transformative moment and look forward to collaborating with the FAA and fellow stakeholders to usher in a new era of aviation.”

The eVTOL inclusion was lost in the initial publicity of the MOSAIC rules, which will eliminate highly restrictive weight and performance limits that many considered unworkable and dangerous. Merdinger said his industry will similarly benefit, giving designers much more leeway in creating new small urban mobility aircraft. Doroni is working on an 1850-pound two-place aircraft that uses four vaned ducted fans driven by electric motors. It’s claiming a predicted top speed of 140 MPH with a range of 60 miles.

Russ Niles
Russ Niles is Editor-in-Chief of AVweb. He has been a pilot for 30 years and joined AVweb 22 years ago. He and his wife Marni live in southern British Columbia where they also operate a small winery.

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  1. Sounds a little TOO enthusiastic. The most complex aircraft imaginable operated by the least trained and capable pilots. Makes me think pretty soon these things will be dropping out of the sky like frozen ducks from a Stage 5 supercell.

  2. Rope-a-dope.
    It’s as if some outside entity is pushing the U.S. to waste it’s effects on “green” projects while they keep on oil/gas and grow into the largest superpower.

  3. WINDOWS OF PERCEPTION – Wonderful story. Years ago I would be there when a Helio Courier landed at the hayfield up the street from my Maine home….very rural area, and I was 10 years old at the start of this adventure. At first all the kids on the street would be there, but after a while it was only me. I had my first flight with that airplane owner and flew with him on and off for 8 or so years. Your story shows (without saying so) that there’s genetics in many of us who “were born to fly”. We all have different ways we got there, but it’s inborn for so many pilots. Thanks for a great story Paul.