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Generation 6 Aircraft
What is the Gen 6 Aircraft?
Can your aircraft fly in all weather?
Are you swapping batteries after each flight?
What happens if the aircraft loses power? What if one of the lift fans stops working?
In the rare instance that an individual fan motor loses power, we can lose up to two fans and continue the flight safely. In the unlikely event that more than 2 fans could stop functioning, the aircraft will initiate an emergency landing at one of the designated emergency landing sites along the pre-planned routes.
What happens if the aircraft loses connection with the ground control station?
Is there a parachute?
What do you mean by autonomous/self-flying?
It is important to note that every flight is monitored by a human on the ground who can intervene as necessary. The aircraft does not use artificial intelligence or machine learning.
Is Autonomy Safe?
Generation 6 combines industry-leading autonomous technology and software, human oversight of every flight, and an overall simplified design to deliver one of the safest passenger transport systems in aviation. We are following the most rigorous design & test standards of our safety-critical control systems and we are meeting, and sometimes exceeding, the regulatory requirements for commercial certification.
What is a Multi-Vehicle Supervisor? What do they do?
The aircraft system is designed to respond autonomously to most events. The piloting functions will be automated and the MVS cannot remotely pilot the aircraft. However, if it is needed, the MVS can send direct commands to the aircraft such as redirecting the aircraft to alternate landing sites or ordering an immediate precautionary landing.
What makes Wisk different from its competitors?
- Wisk is the only US company pursuing a self-flying first approach. We are doing this because:
- Autonomy is safer
- We can scale more quickly and affordably using unpiloted aircraft
- We are following the most rigorous design & test standards of our safety critical control systems and we are meeting, sometimes exceeding the regulatory requirements for commercial certification (example would be level of hardware and software dissimilarity to mitigate common mode failures).
- Our relationship with Boeing. Through Boeing, we have direct access to industry-leading experience and decades of expertise.
- Our passenger-centric design. Our vision is: Everyday Flight for Everyone. This means our aircraft will accommodate individuals with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. Our commitment to accessibility goes beyond our aircraft, and we aim to make the entire travel process as user-friendly as possible.
- We can carry your luggage. There is storage space for personal items in the center consoles. Larger items, such as roller bags, can be stored in the storage compartment in the nose of the aircraft.
Will Wisk have its own vertiport stations? Will you share with competitors?
What is your path to certification?
When discussing certification, usually people are asking about the Aircraft Type Certificate. This is the first step in the certification process and indicates that an aircraft design is safe and replicable; it allows the manufacturer to produce limited aircraft of the approved design. We have already started this certification process with the FAA.
A Production Certificate indicates that a manufacturer has proven its production system is able to ensure each aircraft will be built in accordance with its Type Certificate.
The Operating Certificate means that an aircraft operator has demonstrated all the proper procedures and training for its staff. This certification is required before we can begin to carry passengers.
Is Wisk part of Boeing?
When can I fly with Wisk?
We can say that we hope to fly our first passenger before the end of the decade.
Where will the first city be?
How will pricing be structured?
Our simplified design (lower maintenance cost), electric propulsion (no fuel cost), and autonomy (no pilot cost), helps us keep trip prices low and make our services more affordable.