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.
Joby says these reviews, completed at the end of last year, were recently granted approval by the FAA, providing the company with confidence in its development approach, preliminary production design, and defined path toward certification. Here’s what the FAA reviews evaluated:
- The FAA Systems Review assessed Joby’s plans and process for the development of safety-focused, aerospace-grade systems and equipment. Systems involved in the review included flight controls, propulsion controls, battery management, etc.
- The Compliance Review evaluated Joby’s approach to the development and verification of…