Joby Aviation receives permit to fly first eVTOL built on production line

June 29, 2023
Joby has already flown over 30,000 miles since 2019 on pre-production prototype aircraft, Rebecca Bellan reports for Tech Crunch.

MARINA, Calif., - Joby Aviation has reached a series of milestones that put it on track to deliver its first electric aircraft to a customer by 2024 and to commercialize an air taxi service by 2025, Rebecca Bellan reports for Tech CrunchContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

Date goes Here - The aircraft is expected to become the first ever eVTOL aircraft to be delivered to a customer when it moves to Edwards Air Force Base in 2024 to be operated by Joby as part of the Company’s Agility Prime contract with the U.S. Air Force, worth up to $131 million.

Commenting on Joby’s progress, JoeBen Bevirt, founder and CEO of Joby, said: “Today’s achievement is the culmination of years of investment in our processes and technology and it marks a major step on our journey to scaled production. We’re proud to have launched production in our home state of California. I’m incredibly grateful to the Joby team for their commitment to ensuring Joby remains the clear leader in this new sector and to Toyota for sharing their knowledge and experience with us over many years. Their support has been indispensable in helping us reach this point.”

Joby plans to begin commercial passenger operations in 2025 and recently partnered with Delta Air Lines to deliver passengers traveling to and from airports.

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