Wisk Aero Makes Autonomous eVTOL Flight from California Airport Written 9 October 2023


Wisk Aero's four-seat production aircraft. | Credit: Wisk Aero; Aerospace America–©

Aviation Week reports Wisk Aero has started "conducting test flights of its autonomous air taxi out of Long Beach Airport, California, which the Boeing subsidiary believes is the first time an electric-vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) vehicle has flown in Los Angeles." Wisk's fifth-generation Cora demonstrator is being used for the test flights. According to the article, Wisk's purpose for the flights "is to capture learnings about conducting autonomous operations at a major commercial airport."
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