DoD and Joby broaden partnership in military eVTOL applications

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Joby, a leading developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has expanded its partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD) in exploring potential applications of next-generation vehicles across all corps of the US military.

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Joby officially applies for UK certification of its eVTOL air taxis

Leading air taxi developer Joby has announced it has officially begun the process of seeking certification of its electric takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) in the UK, the second country in which it is doing so after its home US market.

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Joby receives FAA Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate ahead of eVTOL air taxi launch schedule

Developer of electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxis Joby Aviation says it has obtained its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate nearly a half year ahead of schedule. The company will now use the permit to operate traditional aircraft to prepare the launch of services with next-generation vehicles in 2024.

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Joby hails its air taxis as ‘game changer’ following NASA noise tests

Commercial air taxi manufacturer Joby Aviation says its pre-production aircraft has met the “revolutionary low” noise targets the company had set for itself during acoustic testing with NASA. As per preliminary results, the all-electric air taxis should barely be perceptible in urban environments.

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FAA approves Joby’s approach to eVTOL air taxi development

Its recent electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) prototype crash notwithstanding, California-based Joby Aviation is pursuing its target of launching commercial air taxi services in 2024 with a single-minded focus. Today, the company announced the successful completion of the initial FAA systems and compliance reviews for aircraft certification.

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FAA-CAA cooperation on AAM lifts companies like Joby active in both markets

In a sign that the oft-celebrated (and of late mourned) special relationship between the US and UK is alive still, a rapprochement between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on advanced air mobility (AAM) craft is stoking the ambitions of vehicle manufacturers like Joby already active in both nations.

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