Aero manufacturer, Wisk Aero, has unveiled its go-to-market aircraft: a four-passenger autonomous air taxi, Generation 6, that the company will put forward for the U.S Federal Aviation Administration type certification.
Generation 6 is said to be the most advanced air taxi in the world, as it combines industry-leading autonomous technology software, human oversight of every flight, and an overall simplified design to deliver one of the safer passenger transport systems in commercial aviation.
“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.”
Wisk is said to be backed by two major aviation leaders, The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation. Through its strategic partnership with Boeing, Wisk has a competitive advantage leveraging 100+ years of Boeing expertise in aircraft development, scale manufacturing, and certification. In addition, Boeing’s eVTOL and autonomy engineering resources to help further advance Wisk’s development.
With this aircraft, Wisk will redefine long-standing concepts of flight and usher in a safer, scalable, and more accessible era in aviation. Wisk’s newest aircraft will set the standard for the air taxi market and the future of travel by leveraging:
- A Safety-First Approach
- Autonomous Flight with Human Oversight
- Specifications and Performance
- Design and Configuration
- Affordability and accessibility.
Wisk began in 2010 and later merged with Kitty Hawk Corporation. Upon recognising the commercial potential of Wisk’s 5th generation aircraft, the aircraft, its technology, and team were spun out to form Wisk, with an investment from The Boeing Company.
Since 2010, the company has designed, developed, and tested five generations of aircraft and completed over 1600+ test flights, without an accident, using one of the world’s largest full-scale fleets of eVTOL aircraft.