Air Force Gives First Safety Endorsement to eVTOL Written 11 December 2020


The five-seater Joby electric aircraft. | ElectricFlyer - Own work; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Air Force has given a safety endorsement to Joby Aviation’s electric-powered vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) vehicle – the first safety endorsement the service has given to an eVTOL. The endorsement allows Joby Aviation to use its vehicle to transport military equipment. Industry and military officials said that the endorsement could be the first step toward eventual civilian certification.
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