Wisk Aero, is joining Archer Aviation at the Chamber of Commerce Global Aerospace Summit, located in Washington DC on September 12th and 13th, reports a press release.
Wisk is bringing one of its 6th Generation, autonomous, eVTOL air taxi mockups for display in the rotunda of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Also, Brian Yutko, CEO of Wisk “will be joining a panel of industry leaders to discuss the future of air mobility and the importance of autonomy in realising the full potential and benefits of this new form of transportation,” says the release.
Yutko commented, “The Global Aerospace Summit convenes key stakeholders for important discussions to progress advanced air mobility. We look forward to being part of this discussion and emphasising the critical role autonomy plays in safety and maintaining U.S. leadership in aviation.”
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The release continues, “Wisk’s 6th Generation air taxi is the first-ever candidate for FAA certification of an autonomous, all-electric, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft designed for passenger transport. The company is working closely with the FAA on its previously submitted type certification.”
Wisk’s display at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aerospace Summit is the latest in a series of events, including a recent showing and demonstration flight during EAA’s AirVenture/Oshkosh Airshow as well as at the June Paris Airshow.
Wisk is a fully-owned Boeing subsidiary that operates separately from the company and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area along with other locations around the world. The eVTOL has flown over 1,600 trial flights to date.
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