KENYA AIRWAYS TO LAUNCH AIR TAXI FOR FASTER TRANSPORT TO JKIA

The electric powered aircraft will help limit the time taken by road transport to travel to and from the airport, from sixty minutes to a minimum of six minutes.

KENYA AIRWAYS TO LAUNCH AIR TAXI FOR FASTER TRANSPORT TO JKIA
The air taxi in motion. Photo/courtesy

Kenya Airways are set to develop hybrid vehicles that are able to fly and land vertically. The initiative has been made possible after Fahari Aviation; a subunit of Kenya Airways signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Eve air mobility solutions, a unit of Embraer to develop an electric vertical take-off and landing network in Kenya.

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This is according to Allan Kilavuka, the group managing director and CEO of Kenya Airways, who said that the organisation is exploring ways that will enable faster commute to JKIA. “Fahari Aviation is at the forefront of exploring advanced technologies with a key focus on aviation, starting with drone technology. With this partnership, we look to develop innovative air mobility solutions for our clients in Kenya and throughout the region”.

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In a statement issued by Embraer, the electric powered aircraft will help limit the time taken by road transport to travel to and from the airport, from sixty minutes to a minimum of six minutes. “We are thrilled to partner with Kenya Airways to provide new forms of air mobility throughout the region for both people and goods. The creation of disruptive and widely accessible urban air mobility solutions will help democratise mobility by making it more accessible, affordable and giving commuters more options, “it stated.