Wisk to Display eVTOL Self-Flying Aircraft in U.S. This Week


November 15, 2021

Wisk, which is developing autonomous air mobility (AAM) technologies, will be displaying its fifth generation, self-flying, electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi during this week’s CoMotion LA event, November 16 through 18.

Becky Tanner, the company’s chief marketing officer, will also be presenting a keynote at the event, entitled “Those Who Leap.” The Nov. 17 keynote will focus on how imagination becomes possibility and ideas become inventions and innovations that advance all of humankind when you take a leap.

“We’re extremely excited to be an Impact partner for CoMotion again this year,” said Tanner. “Throughout history, there have been advancements that have fundamentally changed our lives and pushed us into the future with a leap. We are on the edge of another great leap – one that will take us from congested, ground-based, fossil-fuel-driven transportation to cleaner, all-electric, everyday flight.”

The company said CoMotion LA will be the first time the company has displayed its eVTOL air taxi in the U.S. The company’s fleet of fifth-generation aircraft has been reserved exclusively for testing purposes, and has been accessible to the broader public only through flight videos and photos. The event marks the start of an enhanced public engagement effort, including both demonstrations and displays designed to bring stakeholders along on the journey, see firsthand the safety of the technology, and experience the future of mobility, the company said.

“We are incredibly excited to be displaying our autonomous eVTOL air taxi for the first time in the U.S., and to kick off our broader public engagement effort,” said Tanner. “We understand that the journey to everyday flight for everyone is not one that we can take alone, and we are proud to share with the public what we get the privilege to experience every day.”

The company said it has designed and developed five generations of eVTOL aircraft, and is currently developing its sixth. It has completed more than 1,500 test flights. The company is independent, backed by The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corp.

For more details on the company and its technology, visit the Wisk website here.

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