Joby Hits Range, Noise Targets On Road To Certification

Joby S4 air taxi prototype
Tests on the prototype (left) of a new low-drag fixed landing gear design, including a nose leg skid, pave the way for a production configuration (right) incorporating wheel spats.
Credit: Joby
In the run-up to taking the company public, California--based electric air taxi developer Joby has marked a series of key test and program milestones including a 150-mi. flight on a single charge, comparative noise tests against other aircraft and applying for air carrier certification. The long...

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