More Progress Needed On eVTOL Flight Testing

Loss of the first aircraft shifts the first test burden to Joby’s second full-scale S4 engineering prototype.
Credit: Joby Aviation
No one has made a piloted flight of a full-scale, type-design-conforming electric aircraft that has included a vertical takeoff and landing and demonstrated the design payload and range. That is a sobering statement about an industry that says it will certify aircraft beginning in 2023. That...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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