Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation’s contract with US Air Force expands to include Marines

The United States Department of Defense is deepening its relationship with electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft company Joby Aviation.  Joby said Wednesday that it is expanding its

Unlikely players team up to lead South Korea’s air taxi industry

South Korea, which lacks the VC, entrepreneurial ecosystem and aerospace legacy of the U.S., might be the first to lay the groundwork for taking air mobility from expensive project to viable service.

Joby Aviation secures certificate to operate commercial air taxis

Joby Aviation — the publicly traded electric air vehicle company with a current market cap of $3.1 billion — has received the necessary certification from the Federal Aviation Administrati

The Station: All the news out of TC Sessions: Mobility, #PoorElon and a sobering NHTSA report

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Joby Aviation acquires Avionyx to accelerate aerospace software certification

Joby Aviation, a California-based company developing electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOL) for commercial passenger service, announced the acquisition of Avionyx, an aerospace softwar

Here’s everything you’ll see at TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility next week

TC Sessions: Mobility is back, and this year we are bringing together the best and brightest founders, investors, engineers and experts on the future of transportation for a two-day, in-person event

TechCrunch+ roundup: eVTOL takes off, pivoting with agility, when to hire a lawyer

“Where’s my flying car?” is a staple of Gen X humor, since it reaffirms the cynical viewpoint that technology frequently fails to deliver on its lofty promises. Until recently, elect

Volocopter raises $170M, now valued at $1.87B, to fuel first commercial launches of flying taxi fleet in 2024

Volocopter, the startup out of southern Germany (Bruchsal) that has been developing electric VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft and a business model for operating them in taxi-style fleets i

NTSB investigating Joby aircraft crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a Joby Aviation experimental aircraft on Wednesday in Jolon, California. The incident involved a prototype that was being remotel

Joby Aviation partners with Japanese airline to launch air taxi service

Joby Aviation is partnering with Japanese airline ANA to bring aerial ridesharing services to Japan. Toyota Motor Corporation will be partnering with the two companies, as well, in order to explore wa

The Station: Tesla’s rough week, China’s AV strategy and Joby’s air taxi play in South Korea

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Joby Aviation to launch air taxi service in South Korea

California-based electric vertical takeoff and landing startup Joby Aviation plans to offer an air taxi service in South Korea in partnership with SK Telecom (SKT), one of the country’s largest

Joby Aviation wants to conduct dramatic eVTOL flights over San Francisco Bay

Joby Aviation is seeking permission for a series of high-profile air taxi flights over San Francisco Bay, according to documents filed with the FCC and obtained by TechCrunch. The tests of the startup

The eVTOL take-off, part one: Four trends that shaped 2021

Billions of dollars, dozens of deals and one legal battle: The year in eVTOL was an unforgettable one, with developers picking up the pace even as the larger aviation sector was busy slowly recovering

Joby Aviation makes its public trading debut on the NYSE

Joby Aviation is now public, 12 years after JoeBen Bevirt founded the company at his ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains. The air taxi developer began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday

The Lilium electric jet will use batteries manufactured by Germany’s Customcells

'Collaborating with experts, aerospace partners, is a deliberate choice for us,” Lilium chief program officer Yves Yemsi said. 'It will help us to reduce our time to market and still be safe.'

Joby Aviation, aiming to go to market in 2024, completes 154-mile test flight

It’s the latest in a succession of secretive tests Joby's been conducting, all part of its goal to achieve certification with the Federal Aviation Administration and start commercial operations.

Whisper Aero emerges from stealth to quiet drones and air taxis

The skies are on the cusp of getting busier — and louder — as drone delivery and electric vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft startups move from moonshot to commercialization. One for

The Station: Robotaxi apps on the rise, an AI pioneer’s new startup and mobility event highlights

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The air taxi market prepares to take flight

Electric air mobility is gaining elevation. But there's going to be some turbulence ahead.
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