Feb 11, 2021

US airline set to buy flying electric taxis for airport runs

United Airlines plans to buy 200 flying electric taxis that it hopes will fly passengers to the airport within the next five years. The US airline is one of the first major carriers to commit to the purchase of flying taxis. United Airlines is investing in flying taxi firm Archer as part of a $1.1bn deal to develop the aircraft. The flying taxis still need regulatory approval before a purchase can go ahead. United Airlines will team up with US regional carrier Mesa Airlines to buy Archer's electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Another flying taxi firm Volocopter is planning journeys into city centres using its VoloCity electric air taxi.

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