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Exclusive: Airbus will challenge Uber Copter for U.S. air-taxi business in 2019

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Earlier this month, Uber announced new plans to expand from earth to sky, with on-demand shared helicopter shuttles between lower Manhattan and JFK airport, launching on July 9. Uber isn’t the first company to offer such services, and it’s about to get even more competition.

Airbus-owned Voom confirmed to Fast Company that it will expand its app-based, on-demand helicopter shuttle service from Latin America to the United States this fall. Voom joins not only Uber but also Blade, a five-year-old company that operates helicopters (and planes) in multiple cities for the U.S. market. (Meanwhile, startup Skyryse also aims for the helicopter air-taxi business, though it has not announced a timeline or locations for service.)

Voom also confirmed........

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