Kitty Hawk, Boeing Partner On Urban Air Mobility


Boeing and Kitty Hawk Corporation will be working together on “future efforts to advance safe urban air mobility,” the companies announced on Tuesday. The partnership will focus on Kitty Hawk’s Cora division, which is developing a two-person, all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi. As previously reported by AVweb, Kitty Hawk introduced the Cora in March 2018. According to the company, the design has completed approximately seven hundred flight tests globally.

“Working with a company like Kitty Hawk brings us closer to our goal of safely advancing the future of mobility,” said Boeing NeXt vice president and general manager Steve Nordlund. “We have a shared vision of how people, goods and ideas will be transported in the future, as well as the safety and regulatory ecosystem that will underpin that transportation.”

Kitty Hawk is an electric transportation solutions company based in Mountain View, California. They have also partnered with Air New Zealand to look into creating an air taxi service. In addition to the Cora, Kitty Hawk designed the single-seat Flyer ultralight, which it calls a personalized flight vehicle.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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  1. Another “whirling blades of death” design.
    Is safety and noise no longer a problem so as long as it’s powered by electricity?

  2. Let’s hope Boeing is not in charge of developing the flight management software.

  3. Whirling blades of death? What about this design makes you think it is noisier and less safe than any other aircraft of similar size? That’s nonsense.
    700+ test flights suggests this is much further along than so many of the other paper launches.