Urban Movement Labs (UML) has announced a new partnership with Overair, an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) company, to bring urban air mobility to the greater Los Angeles metro area.
“Overair joins a growing Urban Air Mobility Partnership led by UML” the press release reports and continues “the partnership will focus on community, government, and industry engagement to ensure a collaborative approach to implementing safe, equitable, convenient, and sustainable urban air mobility technology.
“Overair will work with UML and the Urban Air Mobility Partnership to explore operational and infrastructure development considerations. Additionally, Overair will help study the noise impacts of eVTOL vehicles and support community engagement efforts to plan workforce and economic development opportunities within the new UAM industry.
“Overair aims to position their eVTOL vehicle “Butterfly” as an alternative transportation choice within metropolitan areas. Each Butterfly will carry up to six people (five passengers and a pilot), or 1100 pounds of cargo, and will be able to travel distances of approximately 100 miles and speeds up to 200 mph while being powered by clean all-electric propulsion. plans to initiate commercial operations in 2026”.
Concluding, the press release says“Overair and UML will begin work immediately to discuss creating infrastructure and progress in the Los Angeles area in conjunction with other companies within the partnership”.
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