Wisk and Boeing unveil UAM operational roadmap for air taxis
Aviation giant Boeing and its Wisk advanced air mobility partner have released a concept of operations overview for introducing urban air mobility (UAM) services like air taxis to the lower-level airspaces they’ll occupy.
The roadmap lays out a wide, often overlapping array of details for providing safe, affordable, and efficient UAM services flown by the kind of craft Wisk is developing with the financial backing of Boeing and Kitty Hawk. Though much of the content is a blend of good sense and commonly shared notions on how next-generation vehicles will fly passengers and goods around cities, it still offers a fairly granular vision of the technological, regulatory, and social requirements those operations may involve.
Among the pillars of the Boeing-Wisk proposal is that UAM services provide “safe, affordable, everyday flight for everyone,” using sustainable aircraft flown – as a general rule, and over time – autonomously. Though that…