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News: First Production-Conforming eVTOL By Joby Aviation

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  1. Joby Aviation First Production-Conforming eVTOL
    Here is a look at the first production-conforming eVTOL aircraft for Joby Aviation. This specimen was built at their facility in Marina, California. The aircraft is believed to have been manufactured on a production line which would make it the first eVTOL to have done so and not just be a one-off test aircraft. The path to one of the world's first future certified eVTOL's is underway.
  2. Didier Papadopoulos, Head of Aircraft OEM at Joby, commented: "Beginning final assembly of our first production-conforming aircraft is an incredible achievement for the Joby team. Unlike a prototype, this aircraft was built with a fully-implemented Quality Management System, meaning we are able to trace and verify every aspect of the production of this aircraft – a huge step towards manufacturing at scale." The system is reviewed regularly by the FAA as part of the Company’s preparation to receive a production certificate following the type certification of its eVTOL aircraft. Having built-out the major aerostructures of the aircraft, i.e: the wing, tail, and fuselage – Joby is now beginning the process of mating the structures together and installing the wiring, electronics, actuation, and propulsion systems on its pilot production line. Joby expects the aircraft to begin flight testing in the first half of 2023.

    For more information:

    Joby Aviation
    340 Woodpecker Ridge,
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060,
    United States

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