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Joby Obtains FAA Certification

Joby Obtains FAA Certification

Joby has obtained its Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ahead of schedule.

The Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate allows Joby to begin on-demand commercial air taxi operations.

This certificate is one of three approvals needed from the FAA for Joby to launch ridesharing services. The other two include Type Certification and Product Certification.

“The procedures we’ve prepared lay a foundation for our future eVTOL operations. Over the coming months, we will use our Path 135 Certificate to exercise the operations and customer technology platforms that will underpin our multi-modal ridesharing service, while also refining our procedures to ensure seamless journeys for our customers,” states Bonny Simi, Head of Air Operations and People at Joby.

Joby plans to complete the FAA review process after it receives type certification for its aircraft.

The company also expects to start air taxi operations in 2024.

Joby recently acquired Avionyx to assist with aircraft type certification.