Joby to Build eVTOL Manufacturing Facility in Dayton, Ohio

Joby has announced plans to build a scaled manufacturing facility for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft at Dayton International Airport in Ohio.

The new facility will be capable of delivering up to 500 aircraft per year across a 140-acre site, with the potential for future growth.

This location was also the home and workplace of the Wright Brothers, who invented and flew the first powered aircraft.

A render of Joby’s proposed manufacturing facility in Dayton, Ohio
A render of Joby’s proposed manufacturing facility in Dayton, Ohio

Construction of the scaled Ohio facility is expected to start in 2024 for operations from 2025. In the meantime, Joby plans to use existing nearby buildings for near-term operations.

JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and CEO of Joby said:

“We’re building the future of aviation right where it all started, in Dayton, Ohio. The Wright Brothers harnessed revolutionary technology of their time to open up the skies, and we intend to do the same — this time, bringing quiet and emissions-free flight that we hope will have an equally profound impact on our world.”

Joby’s production aircraft is designed to transport a pilot and four passengers at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, with a maximum range of 100 miles.

It plans to operate these aircraft as part of ridesharing networks from 2025, building on its partnerships with Delta and Uber.

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