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Carbon Conversions & Joby Aviation’s New Partnership


CCI has developed value added product forms qualified in a variety of aerospace, defense, and industrial applications where we recycle the industry process waste back into useful product forms.

Joby Aviation, headquartered in Santa Cruz, Calif., U.S., signed the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) revised G-1 certification basis for composites-intensive tilt-prop S4 aircrafts. Changes were made by the FAA that changed the certification for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Didier Papadopoulos, Joby Aviation’s Head of Aircraft OEM, expressed these advancements as “…a great opportunity for us because what we also were able to do was to bring in some potential other regulations that we’re expecting already through special conditions”. 

With the help of Carbon Conversions, Joby will be recycling their scrap fiber as part of their due diligence to keep their company environmentally friendly and meet federal aviation regulations. In comparison to their other aircrafts, eVTOL aircrafts are expected to have “… a comparable or smaller climate footprint than electric vehicles, assuming both are charged with renewable energy”. 

Joby Aviation is anticipating to launch their air taxi operations in 2024. Read more details on CompositeWorld’s article.