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Joby Applies for UK CAA TC

Joby Applies for UK CAA TC

Joby, the US-based electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) manufacturer, has applied for a type certificate (TC) with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

In a press release, Joby said being granted a TC will ‘Accelerate the company’s path to market in the UK.”

Earlier in 2022 the UK CAA and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would build on its existing Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement, to use existing regulatory frameworks, which could speed up the commercial introduction of eVTOL aircraft.

Joby’s application is the first time that an eVTOL type certification process has been simultaneously validated by both the FAA and the CAA.

“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,” said JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and CEO, Joby Aviation. “We strongly believe that a collaborative approach to regulation helps to foster greater safety and accelerate the introduction of new technologies that benefit the public and the environment.”