Three Points: Joby’s crash, FAA’s Dickson resigning, EK231 update

Issue No. 52

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  • Joby Aviation’s lead test aircraft crashed on Feb. 16, kicking off an NTSB investigation that could have implications for the aggressive timeline the company has embraced to be the first eVTOL company to fly passengers in 2024.
  • FAA Administrator Steve Dickson has resigned. The U.S.’s top aviation regulator was about half way though his five year term. His dealings with Boeing will be the defining characteristic of his time at the agency.
  • The UAE offered its preliminary report on the bizarre circumstances around Emirates 231. The brief report confirms much of The Air Current’s reporting on the Dec. 20 botched takeoff out of Dubai.
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