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News: Joby Aviation Submits FAA Certification Specific Plan

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  1. Specific FAA Certification Plan Submitted By Joby Aviation
    Much of the talk we hear relating to eVTOLs center around outlandish design proposals, mockups and limited testing of an early prototype. There aren't many eVTOL companies that actually have been fully testing multiple flight-test vehicles as well as engaged in a certification campaign. Besides that, a number of other facets also have to fall in place such as eVTOL-related infrastructure -landing and takeoff areas, vertiports, charging facilities, regulatory issues and operational parameters still have to be adequately developed. One or two eVTOL companies like Joby Aviation have extensively tested multiple full-sized aircraft unmanned and in the case of Volocopter flown with a crew onboard.
  2. Joby Aviation has submitted an Federal Aviation Aviation Certification specific plan. This plan, which represents the first of several that Joby Aviation has to submit to the FAA, will allow the eVTOL company to be a step closer to receiving type certification for its aircraft. It will involve a combination of design reports, analysis and testing that it will employ to demonstrate compliance with rigorous FAA safety standards for one functional area of the aircraft. Joby Aviation are probably the first eVTOL company to get this far along in the process which allows them to be another step closer to real-world operations. A few eVTOL companies have targeted 2024 as their entry into service.

    For more information:

    Joby Aviation
    340 Woodpecker Ridge,
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060,
    United States
    www.jobyaviation.com

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