Vertical flights to go up Down Under

Image: Wisk’s Cora eVTOL test aircraft. Source: Kitty Hawk

New Zealand has been chosen as the starting site for commercial flights on “Cora,” an all-electric, self-flying, 2 person eVTOL aircraft that takes off like a helicopter and flies like a plane. 
 
Californian firm Wisk, a new company established in 2019 as a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation, is working toward a future where flight is woven into our everyday lives, and transportation is driven by sustainable, electric power. 
Cora is a product of Wisk and will give commuters another transportation option that gets them to their destination faster.
 
“New Zealand was selected as the place to bring Cora to market because it’s a country that values innovation, has a safety-focused regulatory environment and a strong history of excellence in airspace management,”
 
New Zealand is recognized for its safety-focused regulatory environment and a strong history of excellence in airspace management. These qualities are vital in giving people confidence that we are serious about making Cora the best air taxi in the market.