JetBlue Invested in a Secretive Flying Taxi Startup
JetBlue has invested an undisclosed amount of money into an aviation company working to create flying taxis.
Joby Aviation, based in northern California, is developing an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi, capable of lifting passengers up and above any street traffic. According to a recent report by Bloomberg, testing has already begun.
The five-seat air taxi would be able to fly up to 150 miles per single battery charge. Its cabin would carry four passengers and a pilot. It also claims to be faster and 100 times quieter during takeoff and landing than existing rotorcraft. Other details about the air taxi remain vague, as the company has been highly secretive.