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Bell is excited to work on a flying taxi project. They have joined with Embraer, Mooney, Aurora Flight Sciences and Pipistrel Aircraft in order to develop the aircraft. They hope to be the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) when the project gets underway, beating all the other competitors to the Uber name, reports Biz Journals.
US DoD, 21-Dec-17
AirX has announced that their new helicopter taxi service, CodeShare, is now officially available. Flights go from the Tokyo Heliport in Shinkiba to Hakone, Narita Airport and Hatsushima. A flight from Tokyo to Narita Airport comes to 59, 800 yen, reports Asiaventurepedia.
A3, an outpost of Airbus in Brazil, has come out with a new transportation app, Voom. Using the same concept as Uber, one would be able to hail a helicopter flight by using a smartphone. Many know that the streets of Sao Paulo are heavily laden with traffic, and getting from A to B can… Read more »
AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, applauds Uber Technologies for its bold plan to transform urban transportation with electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. Uber is convening its Elevate Summit this week (April 25-27) in Dallas, Texas, featuring more than 50 speakers over three days, many of whom are AHS members The Uber… Read more »
AHS International, 26-Apr-17
Uber Technologies partners with Guidance Air during the NCAA Finals to offer rides over Phoenix and Glendale. The exclusive, limited-time offer allows NCAA Finals’ attendees to request an UberCHOPPER on their smart phone for $99 per person (normally $124 per person) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31st through Monday, April 3rd…. Read more »
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 »