Our Commitment to Doing What’s Right
From conscious design to monitoring our environmental footprint and our future impact, we’re committed to doing our part to safely care for the environment.
Wisk’s sustainability strategy is based upon three pillars:
- Reducing our carbon footprint.
The ultimate goal is to reach carbon neutrality. Our flight operations account for a large part of our CO2 emissions, which will be negated as we source increasingly clean energy. Wisk New Zealand received Net Carbonzero Certification in November 2022, learn more.
- Proactive waste management and recycling.
Inclusive of our e-waste, carbon fiber composite, and battery components. Focus on a circular supply chain will reduce both disposal and manufacturing costs.
- Implementing sustainable design.
Embed sustainability into all steps of the design process.
In addition to being the right thing to do, sustainability is good business. Circular design ensures that we get the most value out of our product at all stages of its life cycle. Prioritizing the efficient use of materials and energy reduces costs.
Wisk is currently working with the FAA to certify the Gen 6 for passenger flight. This would make the Generation 6 the world’s first all-electric, autonomous, four-passenger eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) air taxi, designed for passenger transport.
Our vision is safe, everyday flight for everyone. This includes individuals with visible and invisible disabilities. We have done several rounds of customer testing to improve the accessibility of our aircraft in terms of access and comfort. This includes ensuring that passengers can embark and disembark easily, there is sufficient space for mobility aids, and our onboard interface supports access for the visually or hearing impaired.
Social Equality in Transportation
The SCOPE platform is our simulation software. SCOPE stands for Simulation, Coordination, Optimization, Planning, and Engagement. We can use this platform to model travel behavior in metropolitan areas across the world, while measuring the impact of AAM integration into communities and the transportation network.
We will use the SCOPE platform to:
- Accommodate sustainability and equity considerations
- Support partner engagement with better information on community impacts
- Provide guidance on the development of AAM infrastructure
- Inform route and network planning recommendations
- Inform internal strategic business decisions
We believe that urban air mobility can provide net benefits to everyone, users and non-users alike, if implemented in a careful and intelligent manner. The SCOPE platform will help us better inform infrastructure and policy development, build strong mutually-beneficial partnerships with communities, and push the AAM industry forward in a thoughtful, informed, and socially responsible way.