2023 was a momentous year for Wisk. We pushed forward in our mission to make everyday flight a reality for everyone and we did so through collaboration. Collaboration between employees, Boeing, partners, industry stakeholders, municipalities, and many more. Here’s a...
In the rapidly developing Urban Air Mobility (UAM) sector, Wisk believes that success encompasses more than just sophisticated hardware and software — it’s deeply rooted in the passenger experience. Saurabh Nimsarkar, Staff UI/UX Designer at Wisk, notes, ‘Wisk isn’t merely staying ahead of the curve; we are actively shaping it. By employing design-centric methodologies like storyboarding, we anticipate and effectively address potential challenges.’
At Wisk, we are focused on certifying the first four-passenger, autonomous, electric air taxi for commercial operations in the U.S. We believe that only through autonomy can the Advanced Air Mobility industry achieve the increased levels of safety, scalability, and...
Wisk’s history of flight spans over a decade, with flights on two continents. Over the past two years, we’ve expanded our flight program beyond our home base in Hollister, CA. These flights have included an away flight at San Luis Obispo, our record-setting flight at Oshkosh, and our most recent public demonstration at Long Beach, making us the first eVTOL air taxi company to fly in the Los Angeles area.
Urban Air Mobility (UAM) will do more than provide a new form of mobility. Communities hosting vertiports will benefit directly from the creation of thousands of high-paying and skilled jobs, as well as jobs created by the induced economic growth (e.g., new commerce around vertiports). A recently released report by the California State University, Long Beach, stated that Urban Air Mobility (UAM) “can increase urban transportation choices while contributing to sustainability and economic development.“ Both users and non-users would enjoy these economic benefits. The report looked at the economic impact of an Urban Air Mobility network covering the city of Long Beach, California, and the greater Los Angeles-Orange County region.
At Wisk, we are making everyday flight a reality for everyone with our self-flying air taxi and ground system. This means that our aircraft flies itself by leveraging a technology suite that allows it to make reliable, deterministic responses to high-frequency,...
Despite living in different eras, contemporary female aviators have a lot in common with Amelia Earhart: a habit of perseverance, challenging the status quo, and pushing the boundaries of what is considered acceptable for women in aviation. It is no surprise that Wisk...
While our air taxi flies itself, we haven’t removed humans from the equation entirely. Learn more about our concept of fleet operations and the people behind the scenes that make autonomous, everyday flight a reality.
Urban Air Mobility eVTOLs offer a quieter alternative to conventional aircraft, and understanding their noise profiles is crucial. By combining cutting-edge technology, teamwork, and advanced mathematics, we’ve developed an accurate prediction of what our Gen 6 aircraft will sound like.Today, we’re excited to share insights into our in-cabin noise testing, an essential aspect of designing eVTOLs that prioritize passenger well-being.
Wisk’s Director of Certification and Safety Management System, Cindy Comer, shares details about the certification process, certification types, and the path for certification of autonomous, electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxis.
Wisk recognizes the importance of involving stakeholders in developing consensus standards for new technology in aviation. We’re proud to work with various SDOs to develop these standards and support compliance in areas such as distributed electric propulsion, autonomous systems, and ground infrastructure. Together, we can ensure the safety and efficiency of eVTOL aircraft for the benefit of the flying public.
Wisk and NASA are teaming up to remove the barriers for safe multi-vehicle operations. Our Human Factors Lab is researching the interactions between humans and devices to equip operators to supervise multiple vehicles safely and efficiently. With multi-vehicle operations capability, Wisk can scale quickly and affordably once we enter the market. Collaborating with NASA will bring additional resources, experiences, and perspectives to the table and broaden the scope of questions we can answer. Our goal is to ensure the future safety of our autonomous aircraft and provide safe, everyday flight to everyone.
In early March David Oord, Wisk’s Policy Manager, participated in a showcase on Advanced Air Mobility – Aircraft and Technology, at the HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 in Atlanta, GA. As part of that showcase, Oord discussed Wisk’s vision to provide safe, everyday flight for everyone, along with the policy changes that will be needed to realize it — centered around the certification of autonomy and the safe integration of autonomous operations into today’s national airspace.
At Wisk, one of our strengths is our relationship with Boeing – which is both an investor and a strategic partner. Through this relationship, we are uniquely positioned to leverage the power of Boeing by tapping into their wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise – including certification expertise – to accelerate our development and reduce program risk.
We are only a few years away from being able to climb into an FAA-certified self-flying eVTOL. Equally important to our technical development and certification process is our engagement with local governments and communities.
Wisk’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Few individuals have shaped the fabric of American society as much as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). Today we celebrate his birth and acknowledge his profound contribution to the US Civil Rights Movement...
We are excited to share that on Nov 30, 2022, Wisk New Zealand became the first part of Wisk to be certified as Toitū net carbonzero! Toitū net carbonzero certification means that our carbon footprint, emissions reductions, and offsets have been independently...
At Wisk, safety is at the core of everything we do. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we are the first AAM company to join the FAA’s voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) Voluntary Program. Learn more about our SMS and how we’re leading with safety.
The Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry is on a collective mission to transform the way we all move on a daily basis. Successfully completing this journey requires collaboration and partnership with multiple stakeholders – in particular, the governing bodies that regulate the vehicles, manufacturing, and future operations required for this industry.
Wisk is fortunate to have many employees who are Veterans of the armed forces, and who now use the skills learned in military life to excel in their work at Wisk.