air taxi

noun

Definition of air taxi

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

Examples of air taxi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Barra mentioned the air taxi idea during her prepared remarks at an RBC Capital Markets virtual conference Monday. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "GM's Barra talks flying cars and transforming the automaker," 16 Sep. 2020 Uber, for example, has been pushing for air taxi services since 2016. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ten Trends That Will Shape Science in the 2020s," 25 Feb. 2020 The electric air taxi business—spurred along for years by Uber’s Elevate initiative and also known as flying cars—is flying into a cloudy unknown: The murky pall of the Covid-19 pandemic and its related, brutal economic downturn. Eric Adams, Wired, "Covid-19 Casts a Dark Cloud Over the Flying Car Future," 9 May 2020 Imagine, in a few years, climbing into a small four-seat air taxi to get to the airport. Jennifer Alsever, Fortune, "Why flying taxi makers are hitting turbulence," 21 Apr. 2020 The only other way into the Kantishna area is by air taxi, Hamm said, and relying on a small airstrip to get to the lodges would reshape their entire business model. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, "Worries about the fate of the Denali Park Road persist as tourism season looms," 23 Feb. 2020 Uber and Hyundai show off their concept for a quad prop air taxi. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Uber's new 'On-Trip Reporting' tool lets you report uncomfortable rides in real-time," 19 Feb. 2020 The new cross-agency Advanced Air Mobility team at NASA is trying to create regulations for safety and air traffic control that would enable hundreds of thousands of delivery drones and air taxis to one day buzz 400 feet in the air amid skyscrapers. Jennifer Alsever, Fortune, "Why flying taxi makers are hitting turbulence," 21 Apr. 2020 Initially the Air Force sees the potential for the aircraft to be integrated into support roles, such as the same mundane air taxi and cargo delivery visions commercial developers are pursuing. Eric Adams, Wired, "Flying Car Developers Get a Boost From the Air Force," 1 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of air taxi

1919, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2020

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“Air taxi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20taxi. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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