Wisk strikes a deal to conduct a flying taxi trial in New Zealand


Wisk, a joint venture between Boeing and Kitty Hawk, is ready to take flight. The company announced on Tuesday that it has a signed memorandum of understanding with the government of New Zealand to conduct a flying taxi trial using its all-electric, self-flying aircraft Cora.

With the deal in place, the company says it will begin planning for the passenger trial, which will take place in Canterbury, a region on New Zealand’s south island that encompasses the city of Christchurch. Wisk will also need to receive certification for Cora by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority before it is approved to fly.

Wisk is a new name for a not-so-new project. The story begins in 2016 with the formation of Kitty Hawk, a secretive flying-car…

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