Building a fully-electric vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft optimized to deliver air-transportation-as-a-service.
More than a billion people spend over one hour a day in traffic. Transportation emissions are one of the largest sources of pollution. Streets, highways, bridges and tunnels are increasingly expensive to maintain and build. Joby Aviation aims to solve these problems by delivering safe and affordable air travel to everyone. Founded in 2009, Joby Aviation is building a fully-electric vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft optimized to deliver air-transportation-as-a-service. The company’s vehicle is a piloted, four-seat aircraft that is faster than existing rotorcraft, flies 150 miles on a charge, and will be 100 times quieter than existing rotorcraft or small planes during takeoff and landing and near-silent in flyover.
“At JetBlue Technology Ventures, we believe the regional transportation ecosystem is ripe for disruption and startups like Joby Aviation will revolutionize how people move across urban areas. We are excited about the transformative potential of eVTOLs and believe Joby Aviation is the most advanced company in this emerging sector. Its vehicle platform will be the standard to beat.”
—Bonny Simi, Advisor, JetBlue Technology Ventures
“People waste billions of hours sitting on roads worldwide each year. We envision a future where commuting by eVTOL is a safer, faster, and cost-competitive alternative to ground transportation. We have spent the last ten years developing the technologies that have made our full-scale technical demonstrator possible and are now ready to build a commercial version of the aircraft. We’re excited to have attracted the backing of JetBlue Technology Ventures, a leader in the transportation sector.”
—JoeBen Bevirt, CEO and Founder, Joby Aviation
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