Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, is collaborating with Atlantic Aviation to electrify existing aviation infrastructure in New York and Southern California.
This collaboration paves the way for the launch of Joby’s air taxi service, utilizing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service.
The partnership between Joby and Atlantic, a prominent provider of aviation services and infrastructure, is focused on activating key Atlantic sites.
These sites will support quiet, emissions-free air taxis, with a primary emphasis on installing Joby’s cutting-edge Global Electric Aviation Charging System (GEACS).
Electrifying Major Metropolises
With an extensive operational footprint in major U.S. cities, Atlantic Aviation is a key player in this transformative venture. Initially concentrating on New York City and Los Angeles metropolitan areas,
Joby and Atlantic aim to integrate their air taxi service seamlessly into existing aviation landscapes. The collaboration envisions a new mode of transportation that is not only quieter but also environmentally sustainable.
The comprehensive analysis conducted by Joby and Atlantic will explore how Joby’s air taxi can operate alongside traditional aircraft and other electric aircraft at these locations.
This initiative promises customers a novel and efficient way to navigate congested cities while prioritizing sustainability.
Building Critical Infrastructure
Atlantic, with its focus on technology-agnostic critical infrastructure for aviation, aligns seamlessly with Joby’s vision.
As a leading provider of Fixed Base Operator (FBO) services, Atlantic aims to support all types of aircraft arriving at its facilities, emphasizing inclusivity in the growing realm of electric aviation.
Joby’s Global Electric Aviation Charging System (GEACS) plays a pivotal role in supporting the safe and efficient operation of electric aircraft.
With technical specifications released and installations already at Edwards Air Force Base and Joby’s flight testing facility in Marina, California, GEACS is designed to minimize downtime between flights and maximize the lifespan of aircraft batteries.
JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and CEO of Joby Aviation, spoke about the collaboration, stating, “Infrastructure is a critical piece of the puzzle, and Atlantic’s presence in these two key U.S. markets will help ensure we’re well positioned to deliver a meaningful service for our customers.”
John Redcay, Chief Commercial & Sustainability Officer at Atlantic, emphasized that their collaboration with Joby is a crucial step in bringing existing aviation infrastructure into the future.
Through more than 30,000 miles of all-electric vertical flight, Joby’s team has fine-tuned a ground support system that allows simultaneous recharging of multiple battery packs, external coolant exchange, and secure data offload after flight.
This system, suitable for all electric aircraft, demonstrates Joby’s commitment to advancing the efficiency and practicality of electric aviation.
eVTOL Air Taxi Operations
Joby’s eVTOL air taxi, capable of carrying a pilot and four passengers at speeds of up to 200 mph, promises high-speed mobility with significantly reduced noise compared to helicopters and zero in-flight emissions.
The recent successful flight of an electric air taxi in New York City marks a historic milestone, aligning with the city’s commitment to electrify transportation hubs like the iconic Downtown Manhattan Heliport.
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