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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Bell, which is working with Uber, unveiled a full-scale design of its air taxi earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, "Boeing’s Autonomous Taxi Takes Flight," 23 Jan. 2019 Autonomous flights have no pilots, so air taxis cannot be hijacked, though other threats endure. Brent Skorup, WSJ, "Your Flying Car Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think," 15 Nov. 2018 Sightseeing and charter flights are common in Alaska, a state that relies heavily on air taxis and commuter planes to move residents and travelers alike to and from hard-to-access areas. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Small Plane Crashes in Alaska, All 11 Aboard Survive," 11 July 2018 Airbus envisions a future in which travelers use a smartphone app to summon a self-driving air taxi like Vahana. NBC News, "Watch Airbus's new air taxi make its maiden flight," 28 Feb. 2018 An intense air search involved multiple parties including the Rescue Coordination Center, Alaska Air National Guard, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Marine Corps, National Park Service and several McCarthy-area air taxi and lodge airplanes. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "NTSB: Locator beacon turned off on small plane that crashed, killing Salcha couple," 10 July 2018 Autonomous air taxis and parcel-hauling drones have the potential to be the next disruption to sweep the aerospace industry, with Boeing and arch-rival Airbus SE among the manufacturers racing to stake a claim. Bloomberg.com, "Boeing Is Getting Ready to Sell Flying Taxis," 1 Mar. 2018 They were dropped off June 22 by an air taxi operator at the Sanford Glacier airstrip less than 2 miles from where the bodies were found, the agency said. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Searchers find bodies of missing hikers in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park," 3 July 2018 Park officials said the two planned to hike from the river, across the Dadina Plateau and end up at the Dadina River, where an air taxi would pick them up June 27. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Missouri hikers were on 'trip of a lifetime' in Alaska. Their lives ended there," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of air taxi

1919, in the meaning defined above

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