Joby Aviation, a California-based company developing eVTOLs, announced its acquisition of Avionyx, an aerospace software engineering firm, to support its aircraft type certification program with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Avionyx has been a respected provider of software development and verification solutions to the aerospace community for more than 30 years. The acquisition allows Joby to scale resources rapidly to support the Company’s certification activities through the integration of an experienced team with a proven track record.

Software verification is a critical element of commercial aerospace certification programs, requiring engineers to review, analyze, and test the software deployed across the aircraft according to FAA regulations and standards. Avionyx has extensive experience performing software verification services to both FAA and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards.

Joby first awarded Avionyx a contract in 2021 to assist with software testing and verification activities for the Company’s eVTOL aircraft, which has numerous systems onboard that require extensive review, analysis, and testing pursuant to FAA regulations for flight software.

“Acquiring Avionyx puts us in excellent position to meet the regulatory requirements necessary for us to bring the Joby aircraft to market.”

Tom Ferrell, Development Assurance Lead at Joby.