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Wisk unveils self-flying eVTOL 4-seater taxi
- October 25, 2022
- William Payne
Wisk has launched a self-flying, all-electric four passenger vertical takeoff and landing air taxi. Wisk’s Generation 6 is the company’s go-to-market aircraft, and it will be submitting it to the FAA for type certification as an autonomous eVTOL.
The company is backed by Boeing and Kitty Hawk. Wisk also has a strategic partnership with Boeing which has provided Boeing expertise to help development of the Generation 6, scale its manufacturing and prepare certification.
Wisk has pursued a self-flying first approach for the outset. The company says that this approach is core to the company’s overall strategy and has been a critical element in bringing a safe self flying eVTOL to market.
Wisk’s approach has been built on using technology already in commercial use as well as development of new technologies such as improved detect and avoid capabilities and sensors.
The new aircraft has a cruising speed of 120 knots, a range of 90 miles, an altitude of 2,500 – 4,000 feet, seating for four, electric power, and autonomous operation with human oversight.
“In 2010, we set out to find a way to skip traffic and get to our destination faster,” said Gary Gysin, CEO of Wisk. “That inspiration evolved into a mission to deliver safe, everyday flight for everyone. Over the past 12 years, we’ve pursued that mission through the development of five different generations of full-scale aircraft. Our 6th Generation aircraft is the culmination of years of hard work from our industry-leading team, learnings from our previous generations of aircraft, commitment from our investors, and the evolution and advancement of technology.”