Indian-origin entrepreneur introduces flying taxis in Coventry
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Indian-origin entrepreneur Ricky Sandhu who is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Urban-Air Port has set up the first Vertiport for flying taxis in England.
The government-backed project will see the use of Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) vehicles such as air taxis and autonomous cargo drones at Air-One in Coventry. Plans for the set-up of about 200 Vertiports around the world are still underway.
UK Minister for Aviation, Robert Courts said, “The opening of Air-One, backed by government funding, will revolutionise the way people and goods travel across the nation. This step forward puts Britain at the vanguard of clean transport, bringing investment and high-skilled, green job opportunities to the nation while levelling up opportunities in the Midlands.”
According to reports, the West Midlands police and Skyfarer, an aerial logistics company based in Coventry, will be the first ones to use the taxis. The city was chosen due to its central location in the UK and its association with automobile and aerospace industries since time immemorial.