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Dec 05, 2022

Joby Partners with Aviation High School to Prepare the Future Electric Aviation Workforce


Santa Cruz, CA, and New York City, NY, Dec 05, 2022 — Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced a partnership with Aviation High School in New York City to prepare the next generation of aircraft maintenance technicians and aerospace leaders for career opportunities created by the electric age of flight.

New York’s Aviation High School is a leading education center for future aircraft maintainers and aerospace professionals. Joby’s partnership with the school comes shortly after the Company announced a multi-year partnership with Delta Air Lines to deliver transformational, sustainable home-to-airport service for Delta customers, beginning in New York and Los Angeles.

“Industry partnerships such as the one between Aviation High School and Joby Aviation are key in ensuring our career-pathways programs are exciting, relevant to students’ interests, and valuable in preparing our young people for life after graduation,” New York City Schools Chancellor David C. Banks said. “I’m grateful to everyone at Aviation High School and Joby Aviation for their dedication to our students and their futures.”

As part of the partnership, 100 Aviation High School students have already enrolled in Joby’s online Private Pilot Ground School course, which teaches the basics of aerodynamics, aviation and piloting. Joby will also work with the school’s faculty to integrate material on electric propulsion systems and other new technologies into its curriculum.

“With electrification and air taxis set to revolutionize the aviation industry, we are excited to partner with Joby to inspire and train our students to work with these cutting-edge technologies and prepare the talented young men and women of New York City for successful careers in the aviation world of tomorrow,” said Aviation High School Principal Steven R. Jackson.

Joby recently brought 4 virtual-reality simulators to Aviation High School, located in Long Island City. Students had the opportunity to virtually pilot the Company’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, which has a dramatically lower noise signature than traditional helicopters and produces zero emissions during flight.

“Aviation High School is a tremendous resource for the New York community and the aviation industry, working upstream to prepare a diverse group of students to join the next generation of pilots, maintainers, and aerospace leaders. We’re thrilled to partner with the school and give students first-hand access to innovative technologies like electric propulsion and eVTOL aircraft design,” said Bonny Simi, Head of Air Operations and People at Joby.

With more than 1,000 test flights completed, Joby has demonstrated its revolutionary aircraft has the range, speed, altitude, and low noise profile to operate quiet and sustainable trips in and around communities like New York City and the tri-state area. 

Andrew Kimball, New York City Economic Development Corporation President, said: “This sort of partnership – building direct pathways for New York City students for the innovative sectors of today and tomorrow – are essential to creating a more vibrant and inclusive economy. Thank you to everyone at Aviation High School, the Department of Education, and Joby Aviation, for providing such a valuable program to our students.”

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., commented: “The aviation industry is taking off in Queens as LaGuardia Airport’s redevelopment wraps up and Kennedy Airport’s revitalization gets underway. It is critical that the tens of thousands of jobs created by these projects are filled by Queens residents, and that our young people especially are easily connected to these employment opportunities of tomorrow. I look forward to partnering with Aviation High School, Joby Aviation, the Port Authority and all our partners to ensure that Queens is at the forefront of the reimagining of our airports.”

"Celebrated an exciting partnership between Aviation High School and Joby Aviation that will train students to pilot new electric air taxis starting in 2025. This partnership will provide future graduates of Aviation High School with new career pathways and opportunities to maintain, repair, and service these new air taxis of the future and promote climate justice in aviation," said Council Member Julie Won. "Honored to celebrate this announcement with Principal Jackson, NYC Schools Chancellor Banks, Deputy Queens Borough President Ebony Young, Joby, and the staff and students at Aviation High School."

About Joby 

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY) is a California-based transportation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft which it intends to operate as part of a fast, quiet, and convenient service in cities around the world. To learn more, visit www.jobyaviation.com. 

About Aviation High School

Aviation High School is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified aviation maintenance technician school and New York City public school located in Long Island City, Queens. Aviation High School comprises over 2,000 students who participate in FAA aviation maintenance courses, in addition to traditional academic courses, from freshman year through fifth year as they work on earning their FAA airframe and powerplant licenses. These licenses enable certified graduates to directly enter the aviation maintenance workforce as aviation maintenance technicians. The school is celebrating its 87th anniversary and graduates of Aviation High School make-up a very large portion of the aviation maintenance technician workforce in the tri-state area and the nation. Visit www.aviationhs.net for more details.

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