EASA Believes First Air Taxis Will Be Used Starting 2024 or 2025 Written 20 May 2021

Airbus A³ Vahana at the 2019 Paris Air Show | Matti Blume–Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

Reuters reports that European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Executive Director Patrick Ky said Wednesday, “I believe that commercial use of (air) taxis can start to take place in 2024 or 2025.” The EASA “cited figures suggesting a 4.2-billion-euro UAM market in Europe by 2030, creating 90,000 jobs. Some 31% of the global market for the new technology would be based in Europe.” The EASA “has already started the process of certifying some of the designs and expects first approvals for the lightweight machines by around 2024, Ky told reporters.”
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