How Joby and Delta are making flying taxis a reality

Nov. 15, 2022
CNBC got an inside look at Joby Aviation, one of the eVTOL players with grand ambitions of not only building the aircraft but also operating an Uber-like air taxi business, Andrew Evers reports for CNBC.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., - The world has long dreamed of a day when flying cars become part of daily life. And despite many attempts, that day hasn’t arrived. But we might not have to wait much longer. Advances in battery and electric propulsion technology have enabled entirely new types of aircraft to take to the skies. Startups Joby, Archer, Vertical , Lilium and more are developing eVTOLs, electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, with the vision of making air taxis a reality, Andrew Evers reports for CNBCContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

15 November 2022 - Joby’s aircraft is designed to fly fast, quiet and sustainable trips in and around cities. The aircraft has flown more than 1,000 test flights, demonstrating its range, speed, altitude and low noise profile. The company was the first eVTOL company to be granted a G-1 (Stage 4) Certification Basis for its aircraft by the FAA and recently received its Part 135 Air Carrier Certification.

In 2022, Delta also continued to invest in digital identity technology in these and other airports, which allows customers to move through the airport using facial matching, eliminating the need to show a boarding pass or government ID and thereby expediting their journeys.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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