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7/2/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Boeing and Kitty Hawk form strategic partnership

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The companies aim to advance safety efforts for urban air mobility, including Kitty Hawk’s electric flying taxi Cora.

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Kitty Hawk electric flying taxi

Cora, an air taxi designed and built by Kitty Hawk Corp., is said to combine electric power, self-piloting software and vertical take-off. Source | Kitty Hawk Corp.

 

Boeing (Chicago, Ill., U.S.) has announced a partnership with Kitty Hawk Corp.’s (Mountain View, Calif., U.S.) Cora divison on advancements to safe urban air mobility. 

The agreement with Kitty Hawk Corp. is reportedly part of Boeing's long-term strategy of entering into value-added partnerships that enhance and accelerate growth and deliver key differentiators for customers.

Kitty Hawk Corp. builds electric transportation solutions to eliminate traffic and decrease the carbon footprint of transportation. The company gets its name from the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where the Wright Brothers took flight for the first time in 1903. The company’s portfolio of vehicles includes Cora, a two-person air taxi and Flyer, a vehicle for personalized flight. 

“Working with a company like Kitty Hawk brings us closer to our goal of safely advancing the future of mobility,” says Steve Nordlund, VP and general manager of Boeing NeXt. “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 was started to advance technology in flight and bring new innovations to life,” says Sebastian Thrun, co-founder and CEO of Kitty Hawk. “I am excited about our companies working together to accelerate making safe electric flight a reality.”

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