Wisk prepares for self-flying air taxi service in Oz’s Queensland
Next-generation aircraft manufacturer Wisk Aero is expanding its preparations for autonomous air taxi services beyond the US in cooperation with officials in Australia’s Queensland to bring advance air mobility (AAM) transport to the state.
The Boeing and Kitty Hawk affiliate said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with an association of municipalities in southeast Queensland to lay groundwork for emissions-free passenger aerial services. Under the agreement, Wisk will work closely with the Council of Mayors South East Queensland to usher in urban air taxi operation, as well as AAM options for green tourism transport along the state’s coast and to rural areas. As part of that initiative, the company will be establishing an Australia-based staff to interface with authorities and advance work on operational and regulatory issues.
The move into Queensland provides Wisk a springboard for its expansion plans across Australia, New Zealand, and the…