Cora by Wisk

Pioneering an entirely new way to fly, Cora is our all-electric air taxi that first took to the skies in 2017. Removing the need for a runway and allowing you to land where you need to be, Cora is shaping the future of accessible, everyday flight.

Cora by Wisk

Pioneering an entirely new way to fly, Cora is our all-electric air taxi that first took to the skies in 2017. Removing the need for a runway and allowing you to land where you need to be, Cora is shaping the future of accessible, everyday flight.

Safety first, always

Safety is our number one priority. Our safety culture extends to all aspects of Cora, from manufacturing to operations and maintenance. Designed with no single point of failure, Cora is a reliable and advanced aircraft that will make everyday flight a safe alternative to daily driving. Every system meets stringent reliability metrics and aerospace standards.

Cora has a number of safety features such as:

Rotor Safety System: Our vertical lift system features 12 independent rotors. Each direct drive motor combination has only one moving part: the fan. Flight tests have shown that an issue with one rotor is automatically handled with no discernible change in the flight path.

Triple Redundant Flight-Computer: Cora is equipped with three independent flight-computers that each calculate its location. If there’s an issue with one of them, Cora can still reliably navigate.

Parachute Descent: If a situation arises where Cora needs to land without its fans, Cora is equipped with a parachute for safe landing.

See it fly

See it fly

A clear path forward

We’ve established the world’s first certification basis for a passenger-carrying, self-piloting aircraft. This groundbreaking milestone provides a clear path toward commercial operations for Wisk that meet stringent aerospace standards.

Cora is real and has logged more than 1,000 flights. We are demonstrating our proof-of-concept in New Zealand and are working closely with the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our future is bright as we work to expand in other markets.

A clear path forward

We’ve established the world’s first certification basis for a passenger-carrying, self-piloting aircraft. This groundbreaking milestone provides a clear path toward commercial operations for Wisk that meet stringent aerospace standards.

Cora is real and has logged more than 1,000 flights. We are demonstrating our proof-of-concept in New Zealand and are working closely with the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our future is bright as we work to expand in other markets.

The quick facts on Cora by Wisk

Product Name: Cora (prototype)

Type of Machine: Air taxi

Power: All-electric

Capacity: Designed for two passengers

Altitude: Cora flies approximately 1500 feet above ground

Dimensions: 21 feet long with a 36 foot wingspan

Vertical take-off and landing: Cora is powered by 12 independent lift fans, which enable her to take off and land vertically like a helicopter. Therefore, Cora has no need for a runway.

Fixed-wing flight: On a single propeller

Range: Initially about 25 miles plus reserves / about 40 kilometres plus reserves

Speed: About 100 miles per hour / about 160 kilometres per hour

Regulation: Cora has an experimental airworthiness certificate from both the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). We are working with the CAA on further certification goals to bring an air taxi service to the commercial market.