FAA releases Joby airworthiness criteria, advancing eVTOL certification
The long-awaited publication of the requirements for Joby Aviation’s type certification will move the ball forward for the entire eVTOL industry.
The Federal Aviation Administration has provided crucial insight into how it plans to certify electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft with the long-awaited release of proposed airworthiness criteria for Joby Aviation’s five-seat eVTOL, officially called the JAS4-1.
The criteria, which spell out the requirements the aircraft must meet in order to obtain type certification, went online Monday in advance of their publication as a proposed rule in the Federal Register on November 8. They contain new and modified definitions and requirements that apply specifically to Joby’s fully electric, tilt-propeller aircraft, which is distinct from an airplane or helicopter but combines characteristics of both.Subscribe to continue reading...
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