Electric Air Taxis To Revolutionize Military, Commercial Flights In Near Future

  • Department of Defense officials extended the organization’s contract with an electric flying taxi company on Tuesday, moving U.S. Air Force aviators one step closer to remotely piloting cargo and people using advanced aircraft technology from the ground.
  • Joby Aviation, a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced the $55 million extension, raising the contract’s total value with the USAF up to $131 million.
  • “This extension of our contract with the Department of Defense is an important milestone for both Joby and the broader eVTOL industry,” Paul Sciarra, Joby’s executive chairman, told Axios.