Boeing self-flying air taxi venture Wisk Aero sets plan for Texas service

Feb. 27, 2024
The manufacturer partners with the city of Sugar Land, Texas, to explore operations of its autonomous air taxi in Greater Houston, Jack Daleo writes for Flying.

SUGAR LAND, Texas, - Wisk Aero—the self-flying, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi venture of Boeing—is eyeing Texas as one of its launch markets. The manufacturer on Wednesday announced a partnership with the city of Sugar Land, Texas, to bring advanced air mobility (AAM) to the Greater Houston area, including plans to build a vertiport at Sugar Land Regional Airport (KSGR), Jack Daleo writes for FlyingContinue reading original article.

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27 February 2024 -As part of the agreement, Wisk will provide advice on technical needs for autonomous eVTOL operations, including infrastructure, training, ground operational procedures, and plans for potential site expansion.

Sugar Land will focus on integrating AAM into its long-term plans, championing community engagement, and establishing operational policies, such as infrastructure permitting and noise levels.

"The Greater Houston area is experiencing some of the highest population growth in the country, which calls for new and efficient ways to move across the region," Wisk CEO, Brian Yutko says. "Sugar Land’s strategic location within the Greater Houston region, and its forward-thinking city leadership, make it an ideal partner for us and one that is uniquely positioned as an early leader in the launch of air taxi services. We look forward to working with Sugar Land, local ecosystem stakeholders, and the FAA on both ground and air infrastructure, as we bring autonomous air taxi services to the Greater Houston region."

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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