Future Travel Experience (FTE) is excited to announce the inaugural FTE Air MobilityX Summit, which will take place during FTE Global+ in Las Vegas on 7-9 December 2021.
The announcement follows on from a number of recent initiatives to accelerate the development of commercial air taxi services. In 2019, Urban air mobility pioneer Volocopter successfully completed its first manned flight over Singapore, while industry leaders such as Boeing, Bell, Embraer, and Safran have also unveiled plans for urban air mobility solutions.
More recently, Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines announced partnerships with UK air taxi company Vertical Aerospace to drive sustainable and zero emissions air travel, while United Airlines has partnered with air mobility company Archer as part of the airline’s broader effort to invest in emerging technologies that decarbonise air travel.
Just this week, Brazilian airline Azul also signed a commercial deal with German electric aviation start-up Lilium worth up to $1 billion. Under a strategic partnership with the air taxi developer, Azul could acquire 220 of Lilium’s in-development electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, planned to enter commercial operation by 2025.
Daniel Coleman, Founder, Future Travel Experience, commented: “We have created this new summit, which will take place during the in-person FTE Global show in las Vegas on 7-9 December 2021, because the trials we have seen from Volocopter, Vertical Aerospace and investments from airlines like American, United and Virgin Atlantic, prove that new air mobility solutions such as eVTOLs and electric regional aircraft will become commonplace around the world very soon.”
Experts and guest speakers from companies including JetBlue Technology Ventures, Japan Airlines, Ferrovial Airports, Porsche Consulting and many more to be announced soon will help industry stakeholders understand the latest developments in this fast-moving area and how they should adapt their strategies to take advantage of this major change in transportation, which is sure to have big repercussions for the end-to-end travel experience in the future.
Below are further examples highlighting the progress of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles, and electric and hybrid-electric powered aircraft:Find out more about FTE Global+ 2021 >>