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United Airlines and Archer to launch first commercial electric air taxi route in Chicago

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Archer Aviation and United Airlines plan to launch the first air taxi route in Chicago, between O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Vertiport Chicago. Vertiport Chicago, North America’s largest vertical aircraft take off and landing facility, is located in the Illinois Medical District near the Chicago Loop.

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United Airlines to launch first commercial electric air taxi route with Archer Aviation in Chicago

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Leading global airline company United Airlines is set to launch the first electric air taxi route in Chicago in collaboration with Archer Aviation using Archer’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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Archer Aviation signs landmark deal to operate eVTOL air taxis out of airports around the US

Baua Electric

This agreement enables access to key hubs for United Airlines and a network of private airport terminals in the US to operate commercial air taxi rides using eVTOLs. The post Archer Aviation signs landmark deal to operate eVTOL air taxis out of airports around the US appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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12 natural gas Ford Transit Taxis to enter service in Chicago

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Taxi Medallion Management in Chicago has purchased 12 Ford Transit Connect Taxis running on compressed natural gas (CNG) for its fleet. The cabs will be affiliated with Yellow Cab Chicago and bear the company’s logo and color. The first taxi was delivered to Boston Cab Dispatch in December 2010.

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DGCA to lay roadmap for air taxis soon; project to take off from Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Bengaluru – ET Auto

Baua Electric

An air taxi (per passenger) will cost up to 1.5 India’s aviation authorities will also lay out the technical aspects that air taxis will need to meet to fly in the country. Everything will be in place for the air taxis to take off in India by 2026. Archer hopes to start operations in the US, with New York and Chicago, next year.

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Can air taxis fly between Delhi and Gurgaon? – ET Auto

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California-based Archer’s taxi-cum-plane is called e-VTOL, short for electrical vertical takeoff and landing. California-based Archer’s taxi-cum-plane is called e-VTOL, short for electrical vertical takeoff and landing. An air taxi (per passenger) will cost up to 1.5 Flyovers aren’t enough.

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Smith Electric Vehicles to open manufacturing facility in Chicago

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Smith Electric Vehicles announced that Smith will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago. Chicago will be Smith’s third location in the United States, joining the headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., and a manufacturing facility in New York City.

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