Wisk Aero is continuing its global expansion with the launch of a new engineering hub for the ongoing development of its 6th generation aircraft in Montreal, Canada. Wisk is launching the new hub with existing Montreal-based personnel and intends to grow this presence to approximately thirty employees by the end of the year.

Wisk has been experiencing rapid growth, driven by a tremendous increase in interest for its mission and technology. The company’s new Montreal hub is part of a broader effort to further expand its global team of industry-leading talent around the world.

Wisk senior vice president of engineering and programmes Sebastien Vigneron said: “Canada’s forward-looking approach to aviation and interest in advanced air mobility (AAM), combined with its pool of experienced aerospace talent, make it an ideal location for Wisk as we expand our global footprint.

“This expansion highlights the increasing global interest in our mission to bring safe, everyday flight to everyone, and we look forward to continuing that mission with support from our new Montreal-based hub.”

The announcement of the new Montreal hub follows Wisk’s recent expansion into Australia. In addition to Montreal and its headquarters and facilities around the San Francisco Bay Area, Wisk now has a presence in Atlanta (Georgia), New Zealand, and Australia.

In July, Wisk Aero released its latest whitepaper, which details its simulation, coordination, optimisation, planning and engagement (Scope) proprietary, data-driven, microsimulation platform, which provides insights to enable efficient and responsible deployment of AAM within a given geographic area.

In June, Wisk Aero partnered with the Council of Mayors of South East Queensland to introduce a safe, sustainable, and scalable, autonomous air taxi service, with plans to hire additional Australian-based personnel.