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United Airlines buying electric 'air taxis' to transport customers to airport
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United is planning to buy up to 200 fully electric “air taxis” — with the capacity for vertical takeoff and landing — for the purpose of transporting customers to the airport quickly, safely, and ideally with minimal environmental impact.
The Chicago-based carrier announced its intentions to work with Archer, an “air mobility company,” to bring the battery-powered aircraft into operation by 2024. Once up and running, Archer’s aircraft will be able to transport United customers from up to 60 miles away, and at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour.