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Uber co-founder invests in drone delivery Pioneer Wingcopter

Uber co-founder invests in drone delivery Pioneer Wingcopter

27-Sep-2021Source: Wingcopter

Expa – a global network of startup founders supporting entrepreneurs through expertise, access, and funding – announced a strategic investment in Wingcopter. Getting things to where they need to go isn’t always simple and, often, can be critically urgent. That’s where Wingcopter comes in. The leading German company not only develops and manufactures autonomous delivery... Read more

Uber Elevate teams with GE Aviation for flight data monitoring

Uber Elevate teams with GE Aviation for flight data monitoring

21-Oct-2020Source: GE Aviation

Uber Elevate selected GE Aviation’s Digital Group as an ecosystem partner for their aerial ridesharing program. The initial phase of this program will develop requirements for a flight data monitoring program to support electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles on the Uber platform. “This partnership will help expand our digital innovation as the travel... Read more

Uber launches Manhattan-JFK flights

Uber launches Manhattan-JFK flights

10-Jun-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Uber has launched their new one-way flight from Manhattan to JFK to their Platinum and Diamond members. The flight, costing around $225, includes private transportation to and from the helicopter landing areas as well. The trip by road can often take up to an hour, but with Uber Copter, the trip is an average of... Read more

Uber Elevate to deliver speech at NBAA-BACE Keynote

Uber Elevate to deliver speech at NBAA-BACE Keynote

10-Oct-2018Source: NBAA

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomes Eric Allison, head of Aviation Programs at Uber, leading the Elevate initiative to re-imagine urban transportation through the air. Eric will speak about the developing industry for electrically powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft during the Day 1 Keynote at the 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention &... Read more

The Bell Air Taxi Takes Uber Elevate Attendees For A Ride

The Bell Air Taxi Takes Uber Elevate Attendees For A Ride

18-May-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell arrived in Los Angeles and showed innovators – big and small – the future of on-demand mobility. From other industry partners to curious students, the #BellAirTaxi virtual reality experience gave everyone a glimpse into the future of flight. To start off a successful week, the Bell team went to the KIPP Academy of Innovation. The students experienced... Read more

Uber and Bell plan to fly air taxis from DFW Airport

Uber and Bell plan to fly air taxis from DFW Airport

21-Feb-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Bell and Uber are working together to launch their air taxi service in Dallas, Fort Worth. They aim to have the service up by 2023, with test flights being run as early as 2020. The new service, called Uber Elevate, hopes to bring flight accessibility to more people, not just those on the “upper end... Read more

Bell to work on Flying Taxi Project

Bell to work on Flying Taxi Project

21-Dec-2017Source: US DoD

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.... Read more

Uber-like helicopter taxi launches in Tokyo

Uber-like helicopter taxi launches in Tokyo

16-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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.  ... Read more

Voom app – Uber for helicopters in Sao Paulo

Voom app – Uber for helicopters in Sao Paulo

24-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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 supports Uber vision of electric VTOL

AHS supports Uber vision of electric VTOL

26-Apr-2017Source: AHS International

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

Guidance Air to fly for UberChopper at NCAA Finals

Guidance Air to fly for UberChopper at NCAA Finals

31-Mar-2017Source: Uber

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

Airbus to Test Unmanned Taxi Prototype

Airbus to Test Unmanned Taxi Prototype

18-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

Uber partners with Maverick Helicopters for Consumer Electronic Show

Uber partners with Maverick Helicopters for Consumer Electronic Show

4-Jan-2017Source: Maverick Helicopters

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

Uber researches helicopter transportation, including unmanned

Uber researches helicopter transportation, including unmanned

30-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Airbus Helicopters set to announce tie-up with Uber

Airbus Helicopters set to announce tie-up with Uber

18-Jan-2016Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/airbus-to-join-forces-with-uber-for-on-demand-helicopter-service-ceo-says-1453048668

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... Read more

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