Air taxis will require urban, aviation planners to join forces: APA

Some cities have already begun planning for the advent of air taxis — those electrically powered aircraft that can take off and land vertically like a helicopter — while others are shying away from the idea. That’s according to Adam Cohen, survey researcher at the Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center and an author of a newly released report on planning for advanced air mobility from the American Planning Association.

Developers of these eVTOL aircraft are moving forward rapidly, with some planning to begin commercial operations as soon as 2025. The Federal Aviation Administration published guidelines for the operation of air taxis in the nation’s airspace last year, expecting growth to accelerate beginning in 2028.

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