NASA will conclude its ten-day flight test programme of Joby Aviation’s all-electric Vertical Take-Off And Landing (eVTOL) aircraft on September 10.
JoeBen Bevirt, founder and CEO of Joby Aviation. “We’re incredibly proud to have worked closely with NASA on the electric flight over the past ten years and to be the first eVTOL company to fly as part of the campaign.”
NASA is undertaking flight testing as part of its Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign, and this is the first time the agency will test an eVTOL aircraft as part of the campaign. The flight testing is at Joby’s Electric Flight Base, located near Big Sur, California.
According to Davis Hackenberg, Mission Integration Manager, NASA AAM, the National Campaign Developmental Testing is an important strategic step in NASA’s goals to accelerate the AAM industry timeline. “These testing scenarios will help inform gaps in current standards to benefit the industry’s progress of integrating AAM vehicles into the airspace,' he said.
NASA will collect vehicle performance and acoustic data from Joby’s eVTOL aircraft over the course of flight testing.