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You Might Be Able To Order A Helicopter As Easily As An Uber Soon

by : UNILAD on : 18 Jan 2016 18:30
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Uber has taken over the streets of many towns around the world, and now it is looking up towards the sky.

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The taxi app is teaming up with Airbus to develop a flight on-demand service which will see users travel via helicopter.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Airbus CEO Tom Enders said:

Its a pilot project, we’ll see where it goes—but it’s pretty exciting.

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It won’t be the first time Uber have taken to the skies.

The app first tested a service known as UberChopper back in 2013, with flights taking place in New York between Manhattan and the Hamptons.

It has also offered one-off flights for high-profile events such as the Cannes Film Festival, and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Uber Chopper services have cost $400 per person (roughly £280), so it isn’t exactly a steal.

Hopefully they vet pilots a bit better than they have reportedly done so for their drivers though.

Topics: Technology

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Mashable and 1 other
  1. Mashable

    Uber's helicopter business may take flight soon

  2. The Wall Street Journal

    Airbus to Join Forces With Uber for On-Demand Helicopter Service, CEO Says