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Airbus to Test Unmanned Taxi Prototype

Airbus to Test Unmanned Taxi Prototype

Last year, Airbus disclosed that they hope to create a “self-flying taxi.” They have worked towards this goal and hope to test flight their first prototype of a single-person craft by the end of 2017. These independent taxis will be called CityAirbus, and will be accessible through an app on any smartphone, similar to Uber…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jan-17

Uber partners with Maverick Helicopters for Consumer Electronic Show

Uber partners with Maverick Helicopters for Consumer Electronic Show

Uber Technologies partners with Maverick Helicopters during the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas to help attendees experience the Las Vegas Strip in a way they never have before. The exclusive, limited-time offer allows CES attendees to request an UberCHOPPER on their smart phone right from the Las Vegas Strip for $99 per person… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 04-Jan-17

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Uber researches helicopter transportation, including unmanned

Uber researches helicopter transportation, including unmanned

Uber has recently shared that they are looking into a new form of transportation; flight. Jeff Holden – head of Uber, reports CNBC, has looked into VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing). Many companies such as Boeing, Sikorsky and Airbus are also currently doing research and development of such a craft. VTOL would allow an aircraft… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Sep-16

Airbus Helicopters set to announce tie-up with Uber

Airbus Helicopters set to announce tie-up with Uber

Airbus Group SE will provide helicopters to Uber Technologies Inc. for its on-demand services, the European plane maker’s chief executive said Sunday in an interview with The Wall Street Journal – see full story

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/airbus-to-join-forces-with-uber-for-on-demand-helicopter-service-ceo-says-1453048668, 18-Jan-16