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The people of Los Angeles may soon be able to bypass the busy highways. Über said this weekend that it would add the California town to the test market roster to build its air taxi operator franchise - Dallas and Dubai had already been known. During its second yearly Uber Elevate meeting this weekend in Los Angeles - a meeting of representatives from business, governments and science - the firm further clarified what its networks of on-demand air taxi companies will look like.
"There' s no record in aerospace histories for the magnitude we need to set here," said Nikhil Goel, Uber Produktmanager. Plans to have its air taxi fleet fly 20% of the 45. The 8 million single tours that are now made every day across the Los Angeles Bassin from the giant canopy and specially constructed sky ports that can accomodate up to 1,000 landings and departures per hour, but at a cost of $0. 49 per passengers per mile.
The FAA will be handling some 43,000 US trade missions in a dedicated flight to illustrate this. Ueber talks about operating ten-fold more flights in one flight in Los Angeles alone, with test planes starting there and in Dubai and Dallas in 2020 and with business services from 2023.
In order to get the economy of scales Uber talks about, producers want to produce 10,000 pieces per year to get the right point of prices and make a win, according to Workhorse Group, an electrical car manufacturer who last weeks flown its SureFly DVTOL prototypes unbound for the first straight year.
This compares to the total General aviation (excluding general purpose air crafts - we will be explaining general purpose air crafts later in the chart that they are not needed here), manufacturer of composite corporate jetliners, turbo-props, reciprocating engines and choppers, which last year produced 3,293 unit sales according to the General Aviation Manufacturing Association. In the meantime, Boeing and Airbus have together shipped 1,479 passenger aircrafts (plural for aircrafts is aircrafts) in 2017.
Boeing and Airbus are already on site and are working on the development of conceptual cars through their subsidiary companies. Embraer, a Brazil-based aircraft maker, a leader in commercial and business aviation, said at this week's meeting that it had set up a dedicated "Embraer X" department to work on city air taxi equipment and revealed a four-passenger conceptual car it called " DreamMaker".
Less well-known Karemcraft and Pipistrel also presented a new conceptual airplane this weekend. Meanwhile, Uber is carrying out acoustical surveying surveys across L.A. to identify the least noisy route for prospective air travel, while continuing to work on the burdensome regulation and technology obstacles that need to be overcome to establish its own networks.
"It won't be simple, but I am 100% optimistic that we can reach it," said Eric Allison, director of Uber Aviation Program.