AAM company Joby completes FAA’s second certification phase
Next generation advanced air mobility (AAM) company Joby announced it has completed the second of five stages in the Federal Aviation Administration’s certification process, placing the company on course to debut air taxi services planned for 2025.
Santa Cruz-based Joby made the announcement today, saying completion of the second phase of the FAA certification marathon made it the first AAM company or future air taxi service provider to do so. Over the course of last year, Joby regularly revealed its progress in finishing the five different steps in the first phase of the process, which it wrapped up before 2022 ended.
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As part of that initial portion, Joby said it had to define – and the FAA to accept – the “regulatory intent of the safety rules (‘Means of Compliance’)” that must be met for its AAM aircraft to obtain…