Tag: Uber

Embraer to Partner with Uber for Electric VTOL Taxis

Reading Time: < 1 minute Embraer announced an agreement with Uber to explore the concept of an ecosystem—dubbed Uber Elevate Network—that will allow the potential development and deployment of small electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) for short urban commutes. The announcement was made in Dallas, Texas, in the opening session of the Uber Elevate Summit. This preliminary partnership […]

Uber is Working With Helicopter Startup Blade to Fly Californians to Coachella for $700 a Seat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blade, the on-demand transportation startup sometimes called “the Uber for helicopters”, is offering a special service for users heading to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April. For $695 a seat, the startup will be shuttling people from Van Nuys Airport to Palm Springs, close to where Coachella will be taking place. Users […]

Uber of Private Jets Raises Funds From Saudi Royal Family

Reading Time: 2 minutes Private air travel is getting the Uber treatment with some of the industry’s biggest customers – members of the Saudi Royal family – investing $26.1 million in a company that lets users book private jets from a smartphone. Most private aircraft aren’t used that much, JetSmarter founder Sergey Petrossov, a Russian-born Florida resident, said in […]

Uber and Airbus Are Working Together on Helicopter Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute Uber is partnering with Airbus. The on-demand ride service will be offering stylish, swift, and costly helicopter rides around Utah during the Sundance Film Festival this month, and none other than European aerospace giant Airbus will be providing the choppers. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Airbus CEO Tom Enders said “It’s a […]