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Joby Aero Hits Range Target with 150-sm Flight

Paines said of the mission, “We’ve been building up to this for several months now, flying progressively longer sorties. As we’ve extended the range, we’ve been able to identify modifications to the aircraft that improve efficiency and, for the final few tests, we were able to upgrade the landing gear on our prototype aircraft to one with a drag profile more representative of what we expect to see on our production aircraft. While we still have plenty more testing to do, achieving this milestone is an important validation of our technology and I’m incredibly proud to have played a small part in what is, to our knowledge, the longest all-electric eVTOL flight performed to date.” Joby aims for commercial passenger service in 2024 with an aircraft that can carry four passengers at a top speed of 200 mph. Watch a video of the flight here.


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