Air taxi maker Joby stages first ever eVTOL flight in New York | eVTOL

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Electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) plane company Joby revealed it staged an exhibition flight in New York, establishing its air taxi as the first ever to take to the skies of Manhattan, and opening the way for future next generation aircraft activities.

Joby announced the demonstration flight this morning as company officials joined New York Mayor Eric Adams at a Manhattan press conference, where he promised to “electrify” the city’s iconic Downtown Heliport by introducing eVTOL aircraft. On Sunday, the startup staged its air taxi exhibition flight from the facility, which will serve as one of the terminals for aerial shuttles to La Guardia and JFK airports the startup will be operating with its Delta Airlines partner.

Joby said it hoped to conduct another flight of its eVTOL during the press presentation with Adams, but at…

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