Airbus Voom air taxis will compete with Uber Copter

The market for air taxi in the US is heating up: Airbus, the giant of the aviation industry, will be among the companies that will provide air transportation services across the American sky by helicopters in 2019, FastCompany writes. Starting this fall, the first Voom taxi belonging to Airbus will start operating in the United States. Previously, Voom services were provided exclusively in Latin America.

Taxi helicopters will transport people to airports

Uber announced its own service UberCopter earlier this month. The company will provide air transportation services from Manhattan to JFK Airport as early as July; Blade provides a similar service between New York and its three airports. Airbus Voom plans to expand its operations in Asia in 2019, and by 2025 it will cover 25 cities around the world with an expected passenger traffic of two million people a year.

All these companies see in their helicopterthe service entry point for the planned transition to the use of electric taxis vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL). Airports seem to be the most appropriate option for using these first air taxis, since travel time during peak hours will be significantly reduced and customers will probably be solvent - because they often fly - and can afford to travel for $ 200.

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