- Feb. 15, 2020
-- VM Aviation announces AIR TAXI services in Miami. Sources said "An air charter business facilitates flights to and from airports that may not be served by major airlines. Air charters are scheduled by corporations, government officials and travelers willing to spend hundreds of dollars more than airline tickets for special flights. A chartered flight may feature food, drinks, aerial tours and access to business equipment. Your air charter business can build a good reputation from the start with competitive rates, comfortable planes and qualified staff.
The five-person vehicle will have a cruising speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) and a cruising altitude of around 1,000–2,000 feet (300–600 meters) above ground. VM Aviation says by using smaller, electric-powered rotors, the vehicle will produce less noise than a combustion engine helicopter, which is crucial for cities worried about noise pollution. During peak hours, it will require only about five to seven minutes for recharging. And VM Aviation says it will have a range of 60 miles (100 kilometers) between charging.
And that's not all. VM Aviation also unveiled concepts for a landing hub and an eco-friendly "Purpose Built Vehicle" (PBV) for ground transportation to and from the station. The PBV resembles a beige rectangle and will utilize AI to find optimal routes and travel in platoons, VM AViation says. Each PBV will be able to serve various functions, such as transit, coffee shop, or medical clinic.