Yes, eVTOL air taxis are a cool idea. But city leaders should think long and hard about the opportunity costs associated with them, argues Peter Powell.
Low noise will be critical for community acceptance of urban air mobility vehicles. Aeroacoustics simulation can help position eVTOL developers for success.
Don’t count on air taxis serving as flying “designated drivers,” and other lessons from the 2018 helicopter crash that killed five FlyNYON passengers.
The Vertical Flight Society’s Mike Hirschberg highlights some reasons for concern with EASA’s recent Special Condition for Small-Category VTOL Aircraft.
The reaction to 15 helicopters in the air at one time was immediate and resentful. Will city dwellers tolerate many times that number of air taxis?
The emerging aeromobility industry needs to open its eyes to the many other causes of fatal accidents.