Trial of manned Dubai air taxi set to begin this year, says RTA
Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will begin trial operation of a manned air taxi in the fourth quarter of this year, an official said on Monday.
The RTA has extended the test run of its manned Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT) to meet all operational requirements of safety and security for these type of vehicles.
The RTA also announced the signing of an agreement with the German VOLOCOPTER Ccompany; a specialist in the manufacturing of Autonomous Air Vehicles, to launch the first vehicle capable of carrying two passengers.
The trial operation of this taxi will begin gradually in the fourth quarter of 2017.