Abu Dhabi airports to offer flying taxis to passengers
Abu Dhabi’s airports will offer electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) taxis to transport people and cargo. An agreement to this effect has been signed with the French company Groupe ADP.
Thus, in the near future, passengers from the UAE will be able to fly to the capital’s airports from home, and on their return to Abu Dhabi, return home in a flying taxi.
Abu Dhabi Airports and Groupe ADP will plan, design, develop and operate the ground infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) in Abu Dhabi. Groupe ADP develops Paris’s three main airports under the Paris Aéroport brand, operates 125 airports in 50 countries and directly or indirectly manages a network of 29 airports around the world.
As early as 2023, Abu Dhabi may start production of Japanese Xturismo flying motorbikes – the model costs US$ 777 thousand. Aerwins and its partner in the capital of the United Arab Emirates will be engaged in production.
The prototype hoverbike was unveiled at the international technology exhibition Gitex Global 2022 in Dubai, where over 5,000 companies took part. In addition, tests of the flying vehicle were conducted in the USA. More than 10 motorbikes have already been sold in Japan.
The single-seater flying motorbike weighs 300 kg and has a maximum payload of 100 kg. It has a top speed of 100 km per hour and a maximum flight range of 40 km. For now, it can only be flown over race tracks.
The eVTOL X2 electric flying car, created by leading technology company Xpeng, was launched for the first time in Dubai in October. The avant-garde two-seat flying car with vertical take-off and landing is equipped with an intelligent flight control system, so it can fly autonomously.
It produces no carbon dioxide emissions, can navigate in urban areas and at low altitudes, and has a maximum flight speed of 130 km/h.
In October 2021, the United Arab Emirates set an ambitious goal of completely eliminating carbon emissions by 2050. US$160 billion will be allocated to achieve this goal.
Source: Arabian Business
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