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 Elevate wants to operate its new air taxis in Dallas, Los Angeles and Melbourne by 2023. Ryan Ori, chicagotribune.com, "Uber sets sights high at Chicago’s Old Post Office," 9 Sep. 2019 Two years ago, the company chose Dallas as one of the first cities to test its urban air taxi service, Uber Air. Melissa Repko, chicagotribune.com, "Uber makes it official: It will set up major hub in downtown Dallas by end of year," 27 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of air taxi

1919, in the meaning defined above

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