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Joby Pursues U.K. Aircraft Certification

Our Bureau - : Jul 19, 2022 - : 7:26 am

California-based eVTOL (all-electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft maker Joby has formally applied for its revolutionary aircraft design to be certified for use in the United Kingdom.

The move will accelerate the company’s path to market in the U.K. Joby will now work with the FAA for its U.S.-based certification to be concurrently validated by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (“CAA”).

JoeBen Bevirt, founder and CEO, Joby Aviation said that by working hand-in-hand on certification, the U.K. and the U.S. are setting the stage for these two countries to be amongst the earliest adopters of this important new technology.

Joby is currently pursuing the “type certification” for its aircraft with the FAA. The eVTOL maker is targeting the U.S. to be its first operating market. Joby is the first FAA eVTOL type cert applicant to apply for international validation. The FAA and CAA had issued a joint statement in March, announcing their intent to leverage the existing Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement between the two regulators to streamline the introduction of eVTOL aircraft using existing regulatory frameworks.

Joby’s five-seat, piloted eVTOL is designed to connect people and cities through fast, quiet, and emissions-free flight. It will have a maximum range of 150 miles and a quiet acoustic profile.

In March, Joby announced that it had joined ADS Group, the premiere U.K. trade association for aerospace, defense and security companies, and was working with the U.K.’s leading provider of air traffic control services, NATS, to explore integration of Joby services into the U.K. airspace.


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