Dubai launches world's first air taxi service

Dubai has signed a deal to launch the world's first air taxi service at the World Government Summit in 2024.
This initiative has been taken to bring about a radical change in urban transport. These agreements will assist Dubai in expanding the electric air taxi service and vertiport network in the city.

Key Features of Joby Aviation S-4

  • The highlight of this initiative is the Joby Aviation S-4, an advanced aircraft that can comfortably carry four passengers including a pilot.
  • The S-4 innovative aircraft will be powered by 6 propellers and 4 batteries. The maximum range of this aircraft is 161 kilometers.
  • The speed of this aircraft is 321 kilometers per hour. The aircraft's ability to take off and land vertically makes it ideal for urban infrastructure.

Benefits of Air Taxi Project

  • This advanced aircraft will require less space to fly and will also cause less noise pollution than helicopters. This electric aircraft can be recharged rapidly between flights.
  • This initiative represents an important step towards a more sustainable and accessible transportation future.
  • Noise levels will be reduced and passenger comfort will increase.
  • There will be seamless integration into the urban landscape of Dubai.

The air taxi network will start operations from 2026. The move will mark an important milestone in Dubai's quest to redefine the urban transportation system.

  Last update :  14 February 2024
  News Category :  Technology
  Post Category :  February 2024