Air taxi developer Wisk Aero expects this autumn to unveil the production-conforming version of its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft – the sixth generation of its air taxi – which it will bring through US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.
California-based Wisk Aero has revealed that its sixth-generation eVTOL aircraft — the model that the company plans to get type certified with U.S. aviation authorities — will have four seats.
Wisk CEO, Gary Gysin, sits down with Anderson Cooper for a special CBS 60 Minutes exclusive on the future of mobility. Watch Gary and Anderson as they talk about the future of mobility and Gary shares some exclusive details about our 6th Generation.
Emerging air taxi developers are eventually planning to fly their fleets autonomously—without a pilot on board to guide decision making. Wisk’s piloting system will be based on “a foundational, deterministic, rule-based approach to flight—akin to a Boeing 737 that’s on autopilot for most of the flight. It’s largely the same process and approach as developing and certifying an autopilot system.”
Source: Yahoo News
Whether it’s commuting by car, cab, or public transportation, the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life can make traveling throughout a city time-consuming and costly. However, advanced air mobility (AAM) company Wisk Aero may have just the solution — a fully-autonomous, electric flying taxi.
Source: Wall Street Journal
Boeing Co. said it is investing a further $450 million in its air-taxi joint venture with Google co-founder Larry Page, developing small, pilotless aircraft for short passenger hops in and around cities.
Boeing is investing a further $450 million in Wisk Aero to support development of future pilotless flying taxis, the U.S. aerospace giant said on Monday.
Source: Roland Berger
Autonomy is the key to unlocking scale in Urban Air Mobility. We recently sat down to talk with the global management consultancy of European heritage, Roland Berger, to talk about our self-flying first approach, investor appeal, and the future of Urban Air Mobility.
Source: Aviation Today
UAM/AAM infrastructure has become an increasing focus for the industry. We shared our views on this topic with Aviation Today – learn more about how we’re approaching infrastructure in this latest article.
As part of their Future Thoughts series, our CEO, Gary Gysin, sat down with the Airspeeder team to talk about advanced air mobility and the future of autonomous flight.
Earlier this month, Observer interviewed Wisk’s CEO Gary Gysin, where he discussed the potential of urban eVTOLs and the roles of corporate backers, regulators, as well as competitors, in making air taxis a reality.
What Is a Flying Car? Inside Silicon Valley’s 10-year quest to make soaring above a crowded city street as easy as calling an Uber.
Source: New York Times
Wisk Aero, a company that spun out of Kitty Hawk in 2019 with backing from Mr. Page and Boeing, is already testing a two-seat vehicle, and it is building a larger autonomous air taxi that may have more seats. Many believe this is how flying cars will ultimately operate: as a taxi, without a pilot. In the long run, they argue, finding and paying pilots would be far too expensive.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has formed a new Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Roundtable, a forum for high-level policy planning with sector leaders, to chart a course for the integration of AAM technologies into the nation’s airspace and infrastructure.
The city of Christchurch has further cemented itself as an international hub of aerospace innovation, with a weekend event highlighting how the future of flying could be emission-free. California-based startup Wisk had its all-electric, self-flying air taxi on public display for the first time – a plane designed to be so accessible, people could use it to fly every day.
Source: New Zealand Herald
Wisk’s self-flying, all-electric air taxi will be on display for the first time during Christchurch City Council’s Take Charge Christchurch in New Zealand.
Source: eVTOL News
Wisk continues to progress toward passenger trials of its autonomous air taxi service in New Zealand, working in partnership with the nation’s broader Airspace Integration Trial Programme (AITP).
Source: eVTOL News
The joint venture Wisk is Boeing’s “singular, go-to-market approach” to the emerging urban air mobility (UAM) sector, and Wisk remains committed to launching with self-flying rather than piloted air taxis, company leaders told eVTOL.com.
Source: Composites World
It was reported on Nov. 16 that Wisk (Mountain View, Calif., U.S.) an urban air mobility (UAM) company, is teaming with NASA in the first partnership between the two organizations to focus on the safe integration of autonomous aircraft systems into UAM applications at a national level.
Source: eVTOL Insights
The latest episode in our series of podcasts about the Urban Air Mobility market is now live, and this week’s guest is Wisk’s Chief Marketing Officer Becky Tanner.