New Wisk White Paper Outlines Safe, Economical, and Conscious Approach to Launching AAM Services
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., September 22, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wisk, a leader in autonomous UAM flight and the company behind the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the U.S., has released a new white paper focused on advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure and the critical role that small to mid-size airports will play in the launch and long-term success of the AAM industry.
With more than 5,000 public-use airports in the U.S. – which are located on average 20 minutes by car from anywhere in the country – existing infrastructure will not only be critical to the initial launch of AAM services but will provide a safe, economical, and environmentally conscious long-term solution, compared to new construction.
"We are entering the era of ‘everyday flight,’ which promises safer, quieter, more affordable, and more efficient air travel," said Gary Gysin, CEO of Wisk. "Advanced Air Mobility and the eVTOL aircraft at its core are creating a significant opportunity for the thousands of small- to mid-size airports around the country. In order to deliver on the promise of this next era in aviation, it is critical that both airports and the AAM industry partner today to address key considerations for the integration of AAM services."
Wisk’s new white paper outlines the advantages to leveraging existing airports over new vertiport construction, the opportunities and benefits for existing airports, and key considerations for airports when integrating AAM – including a "Considerations Checklist."
Download Wisk’s white paper: From Airports to Mobility Hubs: Leveraging existing infrastructure for AAM.
Wisk is an urban air mobility company dedicated to delivering safe, everyday flight for everyone. Wisk’s self-flying, eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) air taxi will make it possible for passengers to skip the traffic and get to their destination faster. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New Zealand, Wisk is an independent company backed by The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation. With over a decade of experience and over 1500 test flights, Wisk is shaping the future of daily commutes and urban travel, safely and sustainably.
Wisk is on a journey to deliver safe, autonomous, all-electric, everyday flight. Join us and learn more here.
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