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Wisk Aero and Houston Airports plan autonomous air taxi flights in Houston

Wisk Aero and Houston Airports have established a Memorandum of Understanding to bring autonomous air taxis to Greater Houston.

“As part of this collaboration, Wisk will partner with Houston Airports to identify and assess potential locations for the development of vertiport infrastructure at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), and Ellington Airport (EFD),” said a joint press release. “Over the next 12 months, Houston Airports and Wisk will work together to develop infrastructure, routes, and partner with the community, while continuing conversations with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Earlier this year Wisk entered into a partnership with the City of Sugar Land to bring autonomous air taxis to the Greater Houston Region.

According to Brian Yutko, CEO at Wisk. “Connecting suburbs to Houston’s airports, business centers and prime tourist destinations through autonomous, sustainable air travel will create a new form of urban mobility and have tremendous economic and workforce impacts, supporting the growth of the Houston region.”

Houston Airports and Wisk will engage in projects to advance the overarching goal of the partnership:

  • Houston Airports will focus on integrating AAM into its long-term plans, championing community engagement, and establishing operational policy, such as infrastructure permitting and noise levels.
  • Wisk will provide expertise on technical needs for autonomous eVTOL operations, including infrastructure, training, ground operational procedures, and plans for potential site expansion.
  • Together, the two organizations will explore incorporating maintenance and training facilities in Houston

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