Millions of passengers for $3 a mile: Wisk's vision for autonomous aviation

Oct. 18, 2022
Its Gen 6 aircraft is a four-person, autonomous air taxi. But Wisk needs to get a lot of people on board to make this work, Claire Reilly reports for CNET.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., - If Wisk has its way, there will be thousands of air taxis flying through our cities in just over a decade, transporting as many as 300 million passengers on short trips for just $3 per passenger mile, Claire Reilly reports for CNETContinue reading original article.

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18 October 2022 - “In 2010, we set out to find a way to skip traffic and get to our destination faster,” said Gary Gysin, CEO of Wisk. “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 backed by two aviation leaders, The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation. Additionally, through its strategic partnership with Boeing, Wisk has a competitive advantage leveraging 100+ years of Boeing expertise in aircraft development, scale manufacturing, and certification. In addition, Boeing’s eVTOL and autonomy engineering resources help further advance Wisk’s development.

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