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Joby Aviation – Betting on Urban Air Mobility

In two-years’ time, an airline passenger could select a new mode of city-to-airport transportation if Joby Aviation’s eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft achieves FAA certification and entry into service, as expected, in 2025. The innovative battery-powered aircraft will bring sustainable technology to a market long dominated by gasoline-powered ground vehicles and turbine-driven helicopters burning Jet A.  “We believe the Joby aircraft will provide the best balance of range, speed, payload, economics, and low noise footprint while being the lightest, quietest, and fastest four-passenger eVTOL,” said Oliver Walker-Jones, Head of Marketing, Communications & Brand for the Santa Cruz, California-based company. “This, combined with an electric, aerial ride-sharing service model linking ground mobility with rapid aerial trips, makes it uniquely and best suited to providing new urban air mobility (UAM) options for residents of congested regions.”  JoeBen Bevirt, a successful serial entrepreneur, founded Joby Aviation, Inc. in 2009 with a small team of engineers. That cadre of engineers included Alex Stoll, who played a principal role in the design of the Joby aircraft. Stoll introduced Joby to Paul Sciarra, founder of Pinterest, who understood the transformative potential of the electrification of transportation as Joby’s first outside investor. He currently serves as Joby’s Executive Chairman.  Today, the company counts more than 1,500 employees spread across its Santa Cruz headquarters and additional offices in San Carlos and Marina, California, as well as Washington, D.C. and Munich, Germany. Along the way, it has attracted world class investors, raising some $820 million in funding prior to going public on the New York Stock Exchange on August 11, 2021, under the ticker symbol JOBY. The investors include Capricorn Investment Group, JetBlue, Intel, Emerson Collective, Global Oryx Limited, Toyota, KTB Ventures, and Millennium Technology. More recently, SK Telecom, a South Korean mobile communications company, invested some

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2023 Buyers’ Guide

Each year, NATA provides a handy resource to inform buyers of the products and services available through its Associate Members – the Buyers’ Guide. Peruse the latest edition by selecting the button below.    2023 Buyers’ Guide

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Industry Excellence

Each year, NATA recognizes an outstanding array of individuals and organizations demonstrating superior service to the aviation community and advancing a safety-first culture in general aviation. There are nine recipients in all, each introduced on the following pages, representing a broad and diverse spectrum of the general aviation community and

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Aircraft Dry-Leasing Report

On Friday, July 14, 2023, representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Special Emphasis Inspection Team (SEIT), industry representatives from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and National Aviation Business Association (NBAA), and members of the aviation insurance industry—including highly experienced brokers and representatives of all the major underwriters—gathered in

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Regulatory Roundup

The aviation industry has seen a flurry of rulemaking activity from the FAA in 2023, with proposed and final rules impacting airports, air carriers, maintenance organizations, and other entities. This rush of activity follows a relatively quiet few years of formal rulemaking procedures from the agency. Why was this year

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New Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection Guidance Tool

NATA recently released Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection Guidance for hangar owners and operators seeking a general understanding of updated hangar foam suppression system requirements, options, and alternatives. The guidance tool further educates members on the impact of two NATA-supported revisions to NFPA 409: Standard on Aircraft Hangars approved by the National Fire Protection

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2023 Buyers’ Guide

Each year, NATA provides a handy resource to inform buyers of the products and services available through its Associate Members – the Buyers’ Guide. Peruse

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Industry Excellence

Each year, NATA recognizes an outstanding array of individuals and organizations demonstrating superior service to the aviation community and advancing a safety-first culture in general

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Aircraft Dry-Leasing Report

On Friday, July 14, 2023, representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Special Emphasis Inspection Team (SEIT), industry representatives from the National Air Transportation Association

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Regulatory Roundup

The aviation industry has seen a flurry of rulemaking activity from the FAA in 2023, with proposed and final rules impacting airports, air carriers, maintenance

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