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BUSINESS

Wisk Aero reveals world’s most advanced air taxi 

04/10/2022 04:56 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) -- Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and pioneer in autonomous, electric flight, has revealed the world’s first self-flying, all-electric, four-passenger vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi.

As Wisk’s go-to-market aircraft, Generation 6 represents the first-ever candidate for type certification by the FAA of an autonomous eVTOL, according to a statement.

The most advanced air taxi in the world, Generation 6 combines industry-leading autonomous technology and software, human oversight of every flight, and an overall simplified design to deliver one of the safest passenger transport systems in commercial aviation.

“In 2010, we set out to find a way to skip traffic and get to our destination faster,” said Chief Executive Officer of Wisk, Gary Gysin.

“That inspiration evolved into a mission to deliver safe, everyday flight for everyone. Over the past 12 years, we’ve pursued that mission through the development of five different generations of full-scale aircraft. 

“Our 6th Generation aircraft is the culmination of years of hard work from our industry-leading team, learnings from our previous generations of aircraft, commitment from our investors, and the evolution and advancement of technology.”

Wisk is fortunate to be backed by two aviation leaders, The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation. 

Wisk’s 6th Generation aircraft is designed to be a service for everyone, with a price target of US$3 per passenger, per mile. In addition to affordability, Wisk has made accessibility a cornerstone of its design process. (US$1 = RM4.646)

Generation 6 incorporates a number of accessibility features, from an entry and exit designed for individuals across the mobility spectrum, to user interfaces that seamlessly accommodate people living with hearing, vision, and other impairments.

With this aircraft, Wisk will redefine long-standing concepts of flight and usher in a safer, scalable, and more accessible era in aviation.

-- BERNAMA


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