Frankfurt airport working on flying taxis

AP

Print Article

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) The operator of Frankfurt's international airport says it is developing a concept for electric air taxi services.

Fraport AG is working with Volocopter GmbH, which makes two-seat, multi-rotor electric aircraft that can fly with a pilot or autonomously.

Actually operating such taxis to bring people to and from the airport will have to wait until the legal framework for autonomous flying is established and such aircraft can be certified for passenger use.

Volocopter says its aircraft, based on drone technology and flight tested in Dubai, are quiet, safe and local emissions-free. The idea ultimately would be to operate pilotless when the legal framework is in place.

The European Aviation Safety Agency says it is developing standards to enable certification of such aircraft.

Print Article

Read More World News

Australia blames state actor for hacking political parties

AP

February 18, 2019 at 12:49 am | CANBERRA, Australia (AP) A "sophisticated state actor" was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament's computing network that also affected the network of major political parties, the prime...

Comments

Read More

UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation

AP

February 18, 2019 at 12:50 am | NEW YORK (AP) British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of s...

Comments

Read More

Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

AP

February 17, 2019 at 10:47 pm | JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Indonesia's presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, fore...

Comments

Read More

AP Top International News at 11:36 p.m. EST

AP

February 17, 2019 at 8:40 pm | 'Taking their last breath': IS hides among Syrian civilians...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2019 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X