Should Uber Copter be banned after the NYC helicopter crash? Not so fast (page 2)

Commercial air taxi operators like Uber Copter or Blade would not have been able to fly in such bad weather conditions. The timing could not have been worse for Uber. Yesterday’s Manhattan helicopter crash—which killed the solo-flying pilot—came just five days after the company announced a helicopter shuttle to JFK airport and on the eve of it’s Elevate Summit, which lays out a plan for thousands of daily air taxi flights over American and international cities in the coming years. At least two prominent politicians have made the connection.Read Full Story

Should Uber Copter be banned after the NYC helicopter crash? Not so fast

Commercial air taxi operators like Uber Copter or Blade would not have been able to fly in such bad weather conditions. The timing could not have been worse for Uber. Yesterday’s Manhattan ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Fastcompany Tech

Uber concedes that helicopters are the real flying cars, for now

With Uber’s clean, quiet electric planes still a long-term vision, Uber Copter is a more prosaic—but practical—air taxi service. As a massively valued tech company, Uber ...

Fri 7 Jun 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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