Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY) and Skyports Infrastructure today announced they are developing a Living Lab passenger terminal that will enable the two companies to test a variety of technologies and procedures that will help define how passengers experience vertical flight in the future.
“Our all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft is set to revolutionize the way we travel in and
around cities. Joby riders will skip the traffic, flying directly to their destination at over 200 mph,” said
Eric Allison, Head of Product at Joby.
“But to realize the vision of everyday flight, we need to deliver a seamless and more rapid experience on the ground. The Living Lab will allow us to rethink the terminal experience, keeping our customers front and centre throughout their entire journey,” he added.
Duncan Walker, CEO at Skyports, said “We expect the Living Lab to be instrumental in our efforts to engage regulators, government officials, and the public to demonstrate the benefits of electric vertical
take-off and landing operations and promote acceptance of this new form of mobility.
“Our aim is to develop vertiport infrastructure that delivers a ‘zero-wait’ check-in experience for customers and we’re delighted to be working with Joby, one of the leading companies in this sector, to prepare for that future,” he added.
The Living Lab was unveiled in advance of Joby’s Field Trip event, during which the company will open its doors to a range of partners and investors to see behind the scenes of its pilot production facility, where the company’s first production prototype is currently being built. Over the next 18 months, the Living Lab will be showcased at locations throughout the US, giving industry and the public the opportunity to experience the future of aviation.
Earlier this year, Skyports announced a UK government-funded project to develop a vertiport at a London General Aviation aerodrome and the company’s European vertiport testbed will launch in November this year at the Pontoise-Cormeilles aerodrome, Paris, with an extensive program of live flight operations.
Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY) is a California-based transportation company developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft which it intends to operate as part of a fast, quiet, and convenient service in cities around the world. To learn more, visit www.jobyaviation.com.
Skyports Infrastructure is the leading enabler of advanced air mobility (AAM), providing the critical link between the ground and the sky. The company designs, builds and operates take-off and landing infrastructure for air taxis, and partners with world-class electric vertical take-off and landing
(eVTOL) passenger and cargo vehicle manufacturers around the world to enable safe, sustainable
and efficient flight operations within urban and suburban environments.
Based in London, United Kingdom, Skyports has projects operating in multiple continents, including
in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, Middle East and North America. Skyports investors include Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, Groupe ADP, Irelandia Aviation, Levitate Capital, Solar Ventus, The Goodman Group, Kanematsu Corporation, Ardian, F2i and GreenPoint.
Find out more at: www.skyports.net