Get ready for Jetsons-like air taxis in Dubai | eVTOL

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Flying cars were always a distinct feature of the famous 1960s Jetsons cartoons, which portrayed the adventures of George Jetson, his wife Jane and teenage daughter Judy.

The cartoon series is probably rapidly fading into history today, but its projection of the future might become a thing of reality in the next decade.

And just like George Jetson zipping around in his aero-car in Orbit City, the real flying vehicles look set to make their debut in Dubai and Abu Dhabi within the next five years. That’s, of course, if industry players’ projections are anything to go by. 

At last week’s Dubai Air Show, Gulf Business caught up with key players in the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) space.

For example, air taxi maker Archer Aviation said it has secured orders for as many as 100 Midnight eVTOL aircraft worth $500m from UAE’s Air Chateau International.


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