air taxi

noun

Definition of air taxi

: a small commercial airplane used for short flights between localities not served by scheduled airlines

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Uber is also developing futuristic modes of travel, such as urban air taxis. Melissa Repko, Dallas News, "Where would Uber's huge Dallas office fit in its roadmap to profitability ?," 12 Aug. 2019 Two companies in particular, Skyworks Global and Jaunt Air Mobility, are developing electric air taxis by infusing the nearly century-old design with tech that plugs the gaps that steered older users straight to helicopters. Eric Adams, WIRED, "Old Gyrocopters Could Be the Funky Flying Cars of the Future," 12 Aug. 2019 Just what that future of air taxis will end up looking like could spring from a range of ideas. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Meet George Jetson's ride: Air taxis are closer to reality than many commuters and travelers realize," 25 July 2019 Airbus is developing similar aircraft but has not yet announced a start date for air taxis. The Economist, "The advent of helicopter-hailing apps," 11 July 2019 After overcoming technical hurdles, electric air taxis must still be licensed by regulators. The Economist, "The advent of helicopter-hailing apps," 11 July 2019 One of Airbus' Oregon projects is Vahana, a prototype of a single-seat autonomous air taxi that takes off vertically, like a helicopter. CBS News, "Inside the race to develop the first flying, self-driving car," 21 June 2019 Fire managers have warned that the smoke will interfere with recreation plans, from air taxi pickups to use of cabins in the area. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Hess Creek fire, burning in Alaska’s Interior, is largest wildfire in the nation," 10 July 2019 Science + Tech = MACH Hello Jetsons: Electric air taxis powered by hydrogen could be in production in the United States by 2021. NBC News, "Census citizenship question, Biden in South Carolina & U.S. women's World Cup win: The Morning Rundown," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of air taxi

1919, in the meaning defined above

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