air taxis orlando smart cityOrlando Partners with VHB and NASA to Lead Nation in Advancing Air Mobility

The City of Orlando is looking to become a national leader in innovating on air mobility options, including emerging electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) technologies and “vertiports for air taxis.”

by Ian M. Crosby

“As transportation options continue to evolve over time, the availability and accessibility of incorporating air taxis into a community’s transportation network greatly increases,” said Mayor Buddy Dyer. “As a future-ready city, the City of Orlando wants to be prepared to embrace these new transportation amenities that can enhance our regional connectivity and serve as a major backbone of our future transportation network.”

As part of this effort, the City of Orlando has cemented a partnership with VHB to create an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Transportation Plan, as well as an exclusive aero-research partnership with NASA, where the City was one of only five entities to…