With some eVTOL manufacturers targeting certification and the beginnings of scaled manufacturing in just a few years, NASA and other industry participants are under pressure to rapidly develop tools to support the growth of relevant supply chains — and ensure critical components and subsystems can be produced within the United States.

eVTOL has been getting attention in the Auto Industry as well, as Jeff Simek, board member for the Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (AIAM), noted that, “automotive manufacturers have also increasingly begun to look toward aerospace for opportunities”, a point that has been reinforced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ recent foray into the sector via partnership with eVTOL startup Archer.

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