Ohio has announced plans to build hundreds of flying taxis at Dayton International Airport 

bringing us closer to the futuristic vision of flying commuter vehicles seen in "The Jetsons 

Joby Aviation Inc. has been selected to establish an electric air taxi manufacturing facility in Ohio, with the support of state officials 

Governor Mike DeWine expressed pride in Ohio's aviation legacy, citing the Wright Brothers, and hailed Joby Aviation's role in advancing aviation manufacturing in Dayton 

The facility in Ohio will specialize in building, testing, and operating all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxis primarily for commercial passenger transportation 

These electric air taxis are designed to carry a pilot and four passengers, reaching speeds of up to 200 mph and covering a range of 100 miles 

Joby Aviation plans to invest over $477 million and aims to manufacture up to 500 eVTOL vehicles annually. Production is scheduled to commence in 2025, with construction starting next year 

Ohio's rich history in aviation is set to continue as the state plays a pivotal role in the future of aviation manufacturing and innovation, according to JoeBen Bevirt, founder and CEO of Joby Aviation 

The project is expected to create 2,000 jobs in the area, providing a significant boost to the local economy 

Joby Aviation received a Special Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration in June, allowing the company to initiate prototype test flights of its eVTOL aircraft 

Collaborations with industry giants like Delta Air Lines and Toyota showcase the growing interest and investment in eVTOL technology, with plans for innovative transportation services and manufacturing support