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Nikos Chatzis

“...Joby Aviation, a company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, announced the completion of its second of four system reviews required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of the company’s aircraft type certification program.

The successful completion of the in-person, multiday audit by the FAA last week at Joby’s facilities in Marina, California, demonstrates the company’s continued leadership on the path to certifying its revolutionary eVTOL aircraft.

The series of system reviews serve to validate the overall architecture of the aircraft and ensure the company’s development process is on track to satisfy the FAA’s safety objectives associated with complex aircraft systems. The system reviews take place alongside the ongoing submission of means of compliance, area-specific certification plans, and other certification documents that cover specific elements of the Joby aircraft and its systems.

In September, Joby announced during its third quarter results call that 84% of its means of compliance had been accepted by the FAA, with four area-specific certification plans submitted for approval. Earlier this year, Joby announced the completion of its first systems and compliance reviews and carried out its first for-credit FAA conformity tests.