Air taxi developer Plana opens US offices to facilitate AAM activity
South Korean air taxi and longer-range advanced air mobility (AAM) company Plana has been expanding its business footprint of late, and as part of that is opening offices in the US to facilitate the certification process of its next-generation aircraft.
Making good on recent predictions its move to the US was nearing, Plana said last week that it had opened offices in Irvine, California, and farther north with a Silicon Valley location. One of the main purposes of the initiative, Plana said, was to plan for and eventually launch the certification process of its air taxi with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Yet the choice of West Coast cities also reflects the company’s desire to be positioned at the heart of US AAM activity, and be able to establish relationships with potential sector partners.
“FAA certification is one of the most important processes for companies in the aerospace industry, and we plan to increase our interactions…