Evolito Achieves UK’s First DOA for Electric Propulsion Systems

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have awarded Evolito the UK’s first Design Organisation Approval (DOA) for an electric propulsion systems.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s approval of Evolito as a Design Organisation demonstrates that it is satisfied that Evolito has the technical expertise, facilities and capabilities to design safe and reliable products, and is able to comply with stringent requirements for certification.

Evolito is the first company in the UK to achieve this for electric propulsion systems.

This accreditation is a significant milestone towards certification of Evolito’s products, as well as supporting customer requirements to certify their electric and hybrid aircraft. Type Certification is necessary to prove an electric aircraft, it’s propulsion system or propellor are safe for commercial use.

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“Securing Civil Aviation Authority DOA approval is an important step in supporting our customers aircraft certification activities and for applying for Type Certificates for our electric propulsion systems. Holding our own Type Certificates will allow aircraft customers to integrate our component off the shelf (COTS) electric propulsion solutions saving aircraft manufacturers both time and money and enabling them to focus on the aircraft certification.”

Chris Harris – CEO – Evolito


Evolito has a dedicated and experienced team of over 200 employees, brought together from aerospace and automotive industries, who have been working together to achieve this certification milestone. The DOA process was initiated in autumn 2022, with rigorous assessments of the company’s organisation and procedures and concluded with the signed approval in October 2023.


“We have been working closely with the Civil Aviation Authority through these thorough and rigorous assessments, and we are delighted that they have awarded Evolito the UK’s first DOA for an electric propulsion system. While this DOA takes Evolito one step closer to Type Certification, it’s also an important step for the electric aerospace industry, further accelerating the commercialisation of electric flight”

Gareth Morris– COO – Evolito

Read the full press release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231201483295/en/Evolito-First-in-UK-to-Secure-CAA-Design-Organisation-Approval-for-Electric-Propulsion-Systems