Taxi services

CAE will develop training devices for Joby’s air taxi services

March 9 (Reuters)Aviation Training Specialist CAE Inc CAE.TO said on Wednesday it would develop flight simulators to help train air taxi start-up Joby Aviation Inc. JOBY.N future pilots.

CAE, the world’s largest civil aviation training company, said it will use Joby’s simulation technology to build pilot training devices for the company’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

California-based Joby is developing a five-seat eVTOL aircraft and aims to launch commercial air taxi services in 2024.

The eVTOL aircraft has not yet passed the Federal Aviation Administration certification process which is essential to start operations.

Last month, Joby’s piloted prototype aircraft crashed during a flight test at its base in California, but no injuries were reported.

CAE has training joint ventures with airlines and airlines, including Emirates and Bombardier Inc. BBDb.TO.

(Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)

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