Joby Aviation chooses IFS Cloud for its maintenance processes of its eVTOL aircraft

Joby Aviation eVTOL - Joby Photo

Joby Aviation has selected the IFS Cloud for Aviation Maintenance solution for its eVTOL aircraft maintenance processes.

IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world which manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets and manage service-focused operations.

As part of this agreement, IFS Cloud for Aviation Maintenance will provide Joby with an advanced end-to-end maintenance software solution for its eVTOL aircraft across key functional areas. These include engineering, records management, operations, and planning, to support its global expansion plan and ensure the highest standards of safety and efficiency.

Joby joins the many world-leading aircraft manufacturers, operators and maintainers which have selected IFS, including Southwest Airlines, Air France-KLM Group, Qantas, Saab and BAE Systems.

Matthew Lykins, Aircraft Maintenance Lead at Joby Aviation, said: “At Joby, we are at the forefront of revolutionising travel with our eVTOL aircraft. Ensuring the seamless operation and maintenance of these aircraft throughout their lifecycle requires an equally innovative software solution.

“That’s why we have chosen IFS as our trusted partner. The IFS solution offers a robust software foundation that can evolve and adapt to meet our growing needs, from the initial testing and regulatory approval phases, to the full-scale operations of Joby aircraft.”

Joby continues to lead the way on the development of eVTOL aircraft, launching production in June 2023 and recently completing a series of piloted test flights, including an exhibition flight in New York City.

Joby’s all-electric aircraft has a maximum range of 100 miles and can carry a pilot and four passengers, giving it unparalleled flexibility to serve communities worldwide. Joby plans to start commercial operations in 2025, as it continues its progression from prototype to a fully operational fleet.

As part of its ambitious growth plans, the company recently announced plans to construct a scaled manufacturing facility in Dayton, Ohio.

The establishment of the company’s ground-breaking new facility, which will be capable of producing up to 500 eVTOL aircraft per year, represents a significant milestone in the field of Advanced Air Mobility, and will lead to the creation of up to 2,000 high-quality manufacturing jobs.

Joby also plans to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Marina, California, where aircraft production was launched last year.

Scott Helmer, President, Aerospace and Defence at IFS, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Joby to manage the operation and maintenance of one of the world’s most advanced air vehicles. IFS has been closely tracking the growth in Advanced Air Mobility for some time, and the aviation industry-specificity and flexibility of IFS Cloud makes us a perfect fit for organisations that are shaping the future of flight.”

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