In the news this week there are legal fights about technology rights related to small vertical takeoff aircraft. Well we decided to link to some of the companies so you could see what is going on. Living in central Florida the news of the first small inter-city transportation network in the US sounded kinda futuristic, but it actually happened and the aircraft are actually real.The first commercial Urban Air Mobility passenger routes will be operational by 2025 This is the link to the news story about Orlando’s air center and the proposed aircraft manufactured by the German electric aircraft developer Lilium
The Lilium aircraft uses 36 tilting ducted fans designed to allow it to take off and land vertically like a helicopter while cruising with the efficiency and speed of a winged aircraft.
The News story is about Wisk
Wisk Aero, a flying taxi startup backed by Boeing and Google co-founder Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk Corp, asked a California court on Wednesday to stop the alleged use of its trade secrets by rival Archer Aviation and said it was cooperating with a criminal U.S. probe.
Here is the wisk website and aircraft